Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 040315 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Apr 3rd, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Faith is all about taking action.
Based on profound daimoku and
by tapping into every ounce of our wisdom,
let’s make each and every day a victorious one.
Let’s add a new page of history
by breaking through the limits
that we seemingly have within!

Friday, Apr 3rd, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“If you propagate it, devils will arise without fail. If they did not, there would be no way of knowing that this is the correct teaching.”

(Letter to the Brothers
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 501)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, April 3rd, 2015

Saturday, Apr 4th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Our behaviour as a person is first and foremost. Be the kind of person who is delightful to be around and makes a favourable impression on others. That will lead to lively dialogue, friendship, and helping others form ties to Nichiren Buddhism.

“Chant to the Gohonzon to develop into a person who can get along with others and win their trust.

“Based on chanting daimoku, deepen your friendships with others and continue making new friends who understand and support our movement.

“Kosen-rufu is a struggle to expand positive connections with others.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9225, Good Seniors in Faith are Treasures, Cherishing Old Friends, from Dec. 4th, 2013 issue of the Soka Shimpo, translation released 26th 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 —
SHINJIN TOWA “KODO” DA!
FUKAKI INORI O KOMPON NI
CHIE NO KAGIRI O TSUKUSHITE
SHORI NO HIBI O KIZAMO!
GENKAI TOPPA NO REKISHI O TUZURE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KONO HOMON O MOSUNIWA KANARAZU MA SHUTTAI SUBESHI MA KISOWAZUWA SHOHO TO SHIRU BEKARAZU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1087)

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