Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 032915 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Taking action is the heart of Buddhism.
Dynamically, let’s put our faith into action!
When we meet with others and share this philosophy of life,
our spirits rise and our life condition is elevated.
Today, again, let’s take a courageous step forwards!

Sunday, March 29th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Even a feeble person will not stumble if those supporting him are strong, but a person of considerable strength, when alone, may fall down on an uneven path.”

(Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain-The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. I page 598) Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,Seikyo Shimbun, March 29th, 2015

Monday, March 30th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“My mentor, second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda, said: ‘Should you feel as though you’re stuck, bring forth the great power of faith, challenge your own weaknesses, triumph over them, and expand your state of life. This is the ongoing challenge of “discarding the transient and revealing the true” in one’s own life.’

“Never be discouraged, even if you don’t see immediate results or things don’t seem to be going as you had planned. Set forth anew each day, with perseverance and optimism. That is the way to genuine hope and fulfilment.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9220, Humanistic Teachings for Victory, Set Out on a New Youthful Journey, Grow and Advance Every Day, 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 —
KODO KOSO BUPPO NO TAMASHII DA.
OKIKU UGOKO!
ATTE KATAREBA KOKORO GA HAZUMU.
KYOGAI MO OKIKU NARU.
KYO MO YUKI NO IPPO O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KAI NAKI MONO NAREDOMO TASUKURU MONO TSUYOKEREBA TAUREZU SUKOSHI KENAGE NO MONOMO HITORI NAREBA ASHIKI MICHINIWA TAURENU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1468)

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