Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 020715 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Towards the victory of all those who are
about to sit examinations,*
let’s all chant daimoku and
warmly encourage them!
The great development and growth of
these treasured capable young people
is the hope and joy of our communities.
Let’s also be supportive and understanding
of their families at this particular time.

* Certain countries’ young people are just about to finish their school year which means changing school and subsequent graduation and entrance exams along with other qualifying exams.

Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Therefore, wherever we dwell and practice the single vehicle, that place will be the Capital of Eternally Tranquil Light.”

(Reply to Sairen-bō – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1,
page 313) Selection source: SGI President Ikeda’s guidance, Seikyo Shimbun, Feb 7th, 2015

Sunday, Feb 8th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Joy lies in taking action. Human revolution lies in challenging oneself for kosen-rufu.

“I hope you will strive actively in your practice of gongyo and chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, tackling each problem before you, and work on positively transforming your lives, one step at a time.

“Bearing in mind the Daishonin’s message to ‘strengthen your faith day by day and month after month” (WND-1, 997), please energetically blaze new trails where none have existed before.’

SGI Newsletter No. 9197, Humanistic Teachings for Victory, Blaze New Trails Where None Have Existed Before, Working on Your Personal Growth, from 16th Oct., 2013, issue of the Soka Shimpo, translation released 5th Feb., 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 —
JUKENSEI NO SHORI E
MINA DE INORI HAGEMASO!
TAKARA NO JINZAI NO DAISEICHO KOSO
CHIIKI NO KIBO TO YOROKOBI DA.
KAZOKU NIMO ATATAKANA HAIRYO O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“SAREBA WARERAGA KYOJU SHITE ICHIJO O SHUGYO SENNO TOKOROWA IZURENO TOKORO NITEMO SORAE JOJAKKO NO MIYAKO NARUBESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1343)

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