Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 030515 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Happiness is not something that we seek “somewhere.”
It’s something that we create and win “here and now,”
through the challenges and struggles we undergo.
The moment we make up our mind
everything begins to transform for the better!

Thursday, Mar 5th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
Therefore, the best way to attain Buddhahood is to encounter a good friend.”

(Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain
– The Writings of Nichiren
Daishonin, Vol.1, page 598)
Selection source: Teachings of Buddhism,
Seikyo Shimbun, March 5th, 2015

Friday, Mar 6th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Nothing is wasted in faith. One never loses out. Please be confident that through your efforts to help others and promote Buddhism, you are accumulating immense treasures of good fortune in your life. This is what is meant by inconspicuous benefit.

“For that reason, I hope you will advance with youthful vigour. Youthfulness is an unsurpassed source of strength, a precious treasure, the greatest triumph. . . .

“May you expand . . . our ever-victorious march of the people as you continue to advance in boisterous and joyful harmony. . . .”

SGI Newsletter No. 9208, From the 22nd Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting held in Osaka, Japan, on 26th May, 1998. These excerpts were featured in a video of the speech which was shown during the 10th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu, held in Kanagawa, on 21st Feb., 2015. The excerpted text appeared in 2nd March, 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, the Soka Gakkai daily newspaper. Translation released 3rd March, 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–
KOFUKU TO WA [DOKOKA]
DE WA NAKU, [IMA, KOKODE]
TATAKAI KACHITORU MONO DA.
ICHINEN O SADMERU KOTO KARA
SUBETE NO HENKAKU WA HAJIMARU!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“SAREBA HOTOKE NI NARU MICHI WA ZENCHISHIKI NIWA SUGIZU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1468)

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