Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 032215 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Words that earnestly wish for our friends’ happiness
and which are sincerely caring
definitely touch and move their hearts.
The Daishonin states,
“The voice carries out the work of the Buddha.”*
With strong conviction and confidence,
let’s continue to talk about this Buddhism with others!

*The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 4

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“The truth of three thousand realms in a single moment of life too has its origins in this single word ‘belief’ or ‘faith,’ and it is through this single word ‘belief’ that the Buddhas of the three existences of past, present, and future attained their enlightenment. This word ‘belief’ is a sharp sword that cuts off fundamental darkness or ignorance.”

(Chapter Four: Belief and Understanding -The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 54) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, March 22nd, 2015

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Those who uphold and share the Mystic Law with others are people of action who strive in accord with the Daishonin’s teachings. They are people who show actual proof, raising high the victory banner of kosen-rufu.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9217, The New Human Revolution––Vol. 27: Chap. 2, Justice 2, translation released 19th 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 —
SHINKENNA KOTOBA
SEIJITSUNA KOTOBA WA
KANARAZU AITE NO KOKORO NI HIBIKU!
“KOE BUTSUJI O NASU”
DAIKAKUSHIN DE KATARINUKE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ICHINEN SANZEN MO SHIN NO ICHIJI YORI OKORI SANZE NO SHOBUTSU NO JODO MO SHIN NO ICHIJI YORI OKORU NARI KONO SHIN NO JI GAMPON NO MUMYO O KIRU RIKEN NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu page 725)

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