Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 021015 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The strength of the SGI lies in the unity we have between us
based on our faith!
The Gosho encourages us to chant
“with the spirit of many in body but one in mind,
transcending all differences among themselves
to become as inseparable as fish
and the water in which they swim.”
Together as one in mind and heart,
let’s make dynamic strides forward!

* Gosho: The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life – WND 1, pg 217,
“All disciples and lay supporters of Nichiren should chant
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with the spirit of many in body but one in mind, transcending all differences among themselves to become as inseparable as fish and the water in which they swim. This spiritual bond is the basis for the universal transmission of the ultimate Law of life and death.”

Tuesday, Feb 10th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“When great evil occurs, great good follows.”

(Great Evil and Great Good
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 1119)
Selection source: SGI President Ikeda’s Essay,
Seikyo Shimbun, January 22nd, 2015

Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“’Bring forth the great power of faith, and be spoken of by all the people of Kamakura, both high and low, or by all the people of Japan, as “Shijo Kingo, Shijo Kingo of the Lotus school!”‘

– From “Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment” (WND-1, 319).

“Winning trust in one’s workplace and community is a true expression of the Buddhist principles ‘faith equals daily life’ and ‘Buddhism is manifested in society.’ It is important that we always conduct ourselves with humanity and integrity, acting with utmost sincerity and wisdom based on faith in the Mystic Law.

“Tremendous changes are happening in society and the times. So let’s summon forth the ‘great power of faith’ and show brilliant actual proof of victory on the stage of our mission.

“Gaining recognition that attests to the greatness of Nichiren Buddhism is a source of hope and inspiration that propels our movement forwards.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9195, Living the Gosho: (46) Showing Actual Proof of Victory in Society,from 4th Feb., 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

–WAGATOMO NI OKURU–
GAKKAI NO TSUYOSA WA
SHINJIN NO DANKETSU NI ARI!
[SUIGYO NO OMOI O NASHITE
ITAI DOSHIN NI SHITE]
SA KOKORO HITOTSU NI YAKUSHIN!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“DAIAKU OKOREBA DAIZEN KITARU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1300)
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