Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 021115 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s use our feet to go meet our friends!
Let’s lend an ear to listen to what is on their minds.
It’s such seemingly simple caring actions to encourage others
that become the very foundation of the establishment
of kosen-rufu in our communities.
With both courage and joy
let’s make every effort to be a part of the action of our movement!

Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“If a person cannot manage to cross a moat ten feet wide, how can he cross one that is a hundred or two hundred feet?”

(The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra – The Writings of
Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 766)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, February 11th, 2015

Thursday, Feb 12th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“For what purpose do we live our lives? Mission is synonymous with an awareness of the purpose of our lives. The Japanese word for ‘mission’ (shimei) is made up two characters meaning ‘to use one’s life.’ What is the purpose for which we use our lives? From the moment we deeply awaken to our mission of working for a supremely noble purpose, our life state expands enormously. When we decide to employ our lives for the lofty shared ideals of Soka mentors and disciples, we become unstoppable.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9192, The Song of Human Victory, Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the SGI, from 22nd Jan., 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released 31st Jan. 2015

[1] Shin’ichi Yamamoto is a pen name of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda.

* 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–
TOMO NO MOTO E ASHI O HAKOBU.
NAYAMI NI MIMI O MUKERU.
SONO JIMICHI NA HAGEMASHI KOSO
CHIKI KOFU NO DODAI DA.
YOROKOBI ISANDE SAIZENSEN E!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ICHIJO NO HORI O KOENU MONO JUJO NIJUJO NO HORI O KOU BEKI KA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 912)

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