Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 031415 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Our men’s and women’s chapter leaders,
all of whom stand firm in their vow to their mentor,
are the cornerstones
for the dynamic development of kosen-rufu.
With confidence, passion and courage,
let’s instil in everyone’s heart a light of hope!

Saturday, March 14th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
”Because I view things this way, I feel immeasurable delight even though I am now an exile.”

(The True Aspect of All Phenomena
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 386)
Selection source: SGI President Ikeda’s guidance,
Seikyo Shimbun, March 14th, 2015

Sunday, March 15th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“No matter what trials or difficulties we face, when we embrace the hope-filled philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism and always forge ahead chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, our lives shine brightly. When we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo ourselves and teach others to do the same, thereby accumulating treasures of the heart, we can proceed along the path of happiness and victory throughout eternity. The Daishonin repeatedly assures us of this.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9214, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [64] “The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra.” The “White Lotus”—A Symbol of Boundless Compassion and Wisdom, from the July 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 13th 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–
SHITEI NO SEIGANI NI TATSU
SHIBUCHO FUJINBUCHO WA
KOFU YAKUSHIN NO KANAME DA!
KAKUSHIN JONETSU YUKI DE
MINA NO KOKORO NI KIBO NO HIKARI O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KAKUNO GOTOKU OMOI TSUZUKETE SORAEBA RUNIN NAREDOMO KIETSU HAKARI NASHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1360)

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