Scobie john/Buddhist Food for Thought 020915 SGI-UK/Japan

* We have a Japanese national press holiday today so there is no “To My Friends” but everything else carries on! Enjoy and hope you have a great week!

Monday, Feb 9th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“However, even a stranger, if you open up your heart to him, may be willing to lay down his life for you.”

(On Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 444)
Selection source: Soka Gakkai President Harada’s encouragement,
Seikyo Shimbun, Feb 7th, 2015

Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“When we strive for kosen-rufu, we will not fail to receive benefit.

“The important thing is for each member to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, exert themselves to the fullest extent of their abilities toward realising their goals. And then, when they have accomplished them, to sit down in front of the Gohonzon invigorated and say to themselves, ‘I gave it my all. I have no regrets!’ Repeating this process of challenge and accomplishment again and again is the way to triumphantly ascend the successive mountains of kosen-rufu.

“Let’s keep pressing forwards, ever forwards! We are a family from time without beginning. Working together in harmony and joy, let’s talk with as many people as possible about Nichiren Buddhism.

“Our warmhearted, humanistic grassroots gatherings are the most powerful driving force for kosen-rufu.

“Everything is part of our Buddhist practice for attaining the eternal life state of Buddhahood. Sharing one another’s joys and sorrows, let us take great pride in our efforts to build a magnificent citadel of Soka that will endure for all time.

SGI Newsletter No. 9196, Dynamically Advancing into the New Era, (3) Working Together in Harmony and Joy, from 25th Jan., 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, 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

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“TANIN NAREDOMO KATARAINUREBA INOCHI NIMO KAWARU ZOKASHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1132)

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