Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 022015 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Even though people might stumble and fall in life,
as long as they can pick themselves up and carry on advancing,
they are true victors.
No matter what happens,
always remain determined not to be defeated!

Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“And now the place where Nichiren and his followers chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, “whether . . . in mountain valleys or the wide wilderness” (chapter twenty-one, Supernatural Powers), these places are all the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light.”

(Chapter Twenty-eight: Encouragements of the Bodhisattva Universal Worthy
– The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 192)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, February 20th, 2015

Saturday, Feb 21st, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“In a sense, life is a series of difficulties. No life is without its problems. But happiness is not merely the absence of suffering.

“Happiness shines in a life state capable of overcoming any form of suffering or hardship and transforming it into joy. This is a state of genuine fulfillment. It is the ability to advance continuously, always creating value, never daunted by adversity. Buddhism enables us to achieve a better life, a life of complete satisfaction, while accumulating treasures of the heart that will endure forever.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9201, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [63] “Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment,” Establishing a State of Absolute Happiness, from June 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 18th 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–
TATOE TAORETE MO
FUTATABI TACHIAGATTE SUSUMU.
SONO HITO GA SHIN NO SHORISHA.
NANI GA ATTE MO
MAKENAI JINSEI TARE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“IMA NICHIREN RA NO TAGUI NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAE TATEMATSURU
MONONO JUSHO WA SENGOKU KOYA MINA JAKKODO NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 781)

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