Scobie John /Buddhist Food for Thought 021415 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, Feb 14th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s always pay close attention to
what our young people and ladies have to say.
That is the current of the times!
The strength to build and develop our society
lies in the voices of youthful sensitivity and wisdom.

Saturday, Feb 14th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“When an evil ruler in consort with priests of erroneous teachings tries to destroy the correct teaching and do away with a man of wisdom, those with the heart of a lion king are sure to attain Buddhahood.”

(Letter from Sado
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol 1, Page 302)
Selection source:
“Teachings of Buddhism”, Seikyo Shimbun, February 7th, 2015

Sunday, Feb 15th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Buddhist dialogue is the most important work of. It also allows us to strengthen and develop our lives.

“Nichiren Daishonin writes: ‘If the Law that one embraces is supreme, then the person who embraces it must accordingly be foremost among all others’ (WND-1, 61).

“You who uphold the ultimate Law of the universe are incredibly noble. The benefit accruing from your efforts to share and spread the Mystic Law is immeasurable. Even if your attempts at dialogue don’t bear immediate fruit, there is absolutely no reason to be disappointed.

“Sowing the seeds by letting people hear the teaching is the foremost way of practice. Rousing your courage and challenging yourself in this endeavour is in itself a personal victory.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9199, The Song of Human Victory, Adorning the Soka Gakkai’s Founding Month with Practice and Study, from 15th Nov., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 12th 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 —
SEINEN TO JOSEI NO IKEN NI
SHINKEN NI MIMI O KATAMUKEYO.
SOREGA JIDAI NO NAGARE DA.
WAKAI KANSEI TO SOMEI NA KOE KOSO
SHAKAI NO HATTEN NO CHIKARA NARI!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“AKUO NO SHOHO O YABURUNI JAHO NO SORAGA KATODO O NASHITE CHISHA O
USHINAWAN TOKIWA SHISHIO NO GOTOKUNARU KOK

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