Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 032815 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s be careful not to cause a car accident!
When we are tired or careless,
devils (negative functions in the universe)
can take advantage when our guard is down.
By reminding each other of this point,
let’s put safety as our top priority when driving!

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“…the wise will rejoice while the foolish will retreat.”

(The Three Obstacles and Four Devils -The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. I page 637)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, March 28th, 2015

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“The SGI is an organisation directly connected to Nichiren Daishonin, dedicated to realising the vow for kosen-rufu in accord with the Buddha’s intent and decree.

“As we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo for ourselves and others, the same life state as the Daishonin wells forth powerfully within us.

“It is just as Nichikan Shonin (1665–1726) declares: ‘Through the power of the Mystic Law, we manifest the life of the Daishonin within ourselves’ (Commentary on ‘The Entity of the Mystic Law’).

“In other words, we are all direct disciples of Nichiren Daishonin. We embrace the supreme Law for realising happiness for ourselves and others. We all, without exception, have a noble mission.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9220, Humanistic Teachings for Victory, Set Out on a New Youthful Journey, Awareness of Being Directly Connected to the Daishonin, from 20th Nov., 2013, issue of the Soka Shimpo, translation released 20th 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 —
KURUMA NO JIKO NI CHUI!
TSUKARE YA YUDAN NADO
KOKORO NO SUKI NI MA WA KISOU.
TAGAI NI KOE O KAKEAI
ANZEN DAIICHI NO UNTEN O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KENJA WA YOROKOBI GUSHA WA SHIRIZOKU KORENARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1091)

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