Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 030715 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
We are so thankful to all of our great noble pioneer members
of the Taho, Hoju and Kimpo-kai* (for their devotion to kosen-rufu)!
Please take good care of yourselves and stay well.
May we all have a golden final stage in our lives as Buddhists
in which we prove how correct and valid this Buddhism is!

Saturday, March 7th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The greater the hardships befalling him, the greater the delight he feels, because of his strong faith.”

(A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 33)
Selection source: SGI President Ikeda’s
guidance, Seikyo Shimbun, March 7th, 2015

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“’Praying as earnestly as though to produce fire from damp wood, or to obtain water from parched ground’ (WND-1, 444).

“No matter what the situation, with strong, earnest prayer we can achieve a breakthrough. Faith in the Mystic Law enables us to make the impossible possible. That’s why we must never stop moving forwards in faith. We can definitely change all poison into medicine. Let’s press ahead with fortitude, wisdom, and optimism.

“As if performing a spirited dance, let’s write a triumphant history brimming with joy.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9209, Dynamically Advancing into the New Era, (6) Striving Each Day Based on the Gosho, from 23rd Feb., 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released 4th 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–
TOTOKI TAHOKAI HOJUKAI
KIMPOKAI NO MINASAMA NI KANSHA!
DOKA OKARADA O TAISETSU NI.
BUPPO SEIGI NO SHOMEISHA TO SHITE
KAGAYAKU JINSEI NO SOSHIAGE O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“DAINAN KITARINABA GOJONO SHINJIN IYOIYO YOROKOBI O NASUBESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1448)

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