Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 0211915 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The hardships that we undergo for the sake of kosen rufu
all turn into good fortune that adorns our lives.
The Gosho says: “Where there is unseen virtue, there will be visible reward.”
Whether someone recognises the efforts we are making or not,
let’s joyfully advance along the path of our great vow!

* Gosho: Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward – WND1, pg. 907, “Where
there is unseen virtue, there will be visible reward.”

Thursday, Feb 19th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Rather than offering up ten thousand prayers for remedy, it would be
better simply to outlaw this one evil.”

(On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 15)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, February 19th, 2015

Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda declared: ‘Once you take faith in the Gohonzon, the resulting benefit will clearly appear in your life. You will without a doubt surmount all life’s sufferings, transforming negative karma and overcoming problems such as poverty, illness, and family discord.’ [1]

“Through embracing the supreme teaching of the Mystic Law, we can definitely win in life and society. We can lead the best of all possible lives.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9201, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [63] “Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment,” A Life of Great Joy in Which All Our desires are Fulfilled, from June 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 18th Feb., 2015

[1] Translated from Japanese. Josei Toda, Toda Josei Zenshu (Collected Writings of Josei Toda), (Tokyo: Seikyo Shimbunsha, 1984), vol. 4, p. 333.

* 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–
KOFU NO ROKU WA SUBETE
WAGA MI O KAZARU FUKUUN NI.
INTOKU AREBA YOHO ARI.
DARE GA MITE INAKUTETOMO
HOGARAKANI CHIKAI NO MICHI O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“SHIKAZU KA NO BANKI O SHUSEN YORIWA KONO IKKYO O KINZEN NIWA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 24)

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