Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 030815 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Our own local community is the very forefront of
the worldwide kosen-rufu movement.
To its pillars, our men’s and women’s district leaders,
we all applaud you for your outstanding devotion and dedication.
Let’s create a triumphant and epic history together!

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“That is why the Great Teacher Miao-lo stated, ‘The stronger one’s faith, the greater the protection of the gods.’ So long as one maintains firm faith, one is certain to receive the great protection of the gods.”

(The Supremacy of the Law
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 614)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, March 8th, 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“All of the hardships and challenges you have undergone make it possible for you to encourage and support, with compassionate hearts like that of the Buddha, those who are struggling and suffering.

“You are all children of the Buddha and people of profound mission. You are great Bodhisattvas of the Earth.”

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–
WAGA CHIIKI KOSO
SEKAI KOFU NO SAIZENSEN DA.
SONO HASHIRA TARU CHIKUBUCHO
FUJINBUCHO NO FUNTO NI KASSAI!
GAIKA NO REKISHI O TOMONI!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“MYORAKU
DAISHI NOTAMAWAKU KANARAZU KOKORO NO KATAKINI YORITE KAMINO MAMORI
SUNAWACHI TSUYOSHI TO UNNUN HITO NO KOKORO KATAKEREBA KAMI NO MAMORI
KANARAZU TSUYOSHI TOKOSO SORAE”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1220)

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