Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 020415 SGI-UK/Japan

A translation of President Ikeda’s “To My Friends”
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

Wednesday, Feb 4th, 2015
In dry wintry weather conditions
it’s even more important than ever
to be extremely cautious about fires!
Never leave burnable trash lying around
and always check for any possible fire risks.
Let’s do all we can to prevent accidents from ever occurring!

Wednesday, Feb 4th, 2015
“And could not this illness of your husband’s be the Buddha’s design, because the Vimalakirti and Nirvana sutras both teach that sick people will surely attain Buddhahood? Illness gives rise to the resolve to attain the way.”

(The Good Medicine for All Ills
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 937)
Selection Source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shinbun, Feb 4, 2015

Thursday, Feb 5th, 2015
“Your present struggles will become the firm foundation for developing your lives into an indestructible fortress. Rather than strategising or taking shortcuts, I hope you will entrust everything to the Gohonzon and challenge yourselves with courage and perseverance.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9194, Humanistic Teachings for Victory, Changing Poison into Medicine through Faith, Building Bastions of Capable People, from 2nd Oct., 2013, issue of the Soka Shimpo, translation released 31st Jan., 2015

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun’s
web-site address at


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