Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 020515 SGI-UK

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

Thursday, Feb 5th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Without challenging oneself there is no success.
First things first, let’s decide to throw ourselves completely
into any and every challenge that comes our way!
The wall that really must be surmounted
is the wall of cowardice that encloses our hearts!

Thursday, Feb 5th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Those who believe in the Lotus Sutra are as if in winter, but winter always turns to spring. Never, from ancient times on, has anyone heard or seen of winter turning back to autumn. Nor have we ever heard of a believer in the Lotus Sutra who turned into an ordinary person. The sutra reads, ‘If there are those who hear the Law, then not a one will fail to attain Buddhahood.’”

(Winter Always Turns to Spring
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol. 1, page 536)
Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin,
Seikyo Shimbun, Feb 5th, 2015

Friday, Feb 6th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“When we gain a correct understanding of the teachings and principles of Nichiren Buddhism, we will not be swayed at a crucial moment. Using the bright mirror of Buddhism, we will be able to clearly see the onslaughts of devilish functions for what they are. Study builds a strong framework for maintaining our Buddhist practice throughout our lives.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9193, Humanistic Teachings for Victory, Leading Lives of Happiness and Victory Based on the Foremost Philosophy of Life, Continue Learning for the Sake of Victory, from 4th Sep., 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 http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html

–WAGATOMO NI OKURU —
CHOSEN NAKUSHITE SEIKO NASHI.
NANIGOTO MO TAI ATARI DE
MAZU TORIKUMO!
SHIN NI KOERU BEKI KABE WA
JISHIN NO OKUBYO NO KOKORO DA!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“HOKEKYO O SHINZURU HITOWA FUYUNO GOSOHI FUYUWA KANARAZU HARUTO NARU
IMADA MUKASHIYORI KITAZU MIZU FUYU NO AKI TO KAERERU KOTO O IMADA
KIKAZUHOKEKYO O SHINZURU HITO NO BOMPU TO NARU KOTO O KYOMON NIWA
NYAKU U MOMPOSHA MUICHI FUJOBUTSU TO TOKARETE SORO”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1253)

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