Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 040515 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Sunday, April 5th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The struggles and challenges we undergo for kosen-rufu
will always bear fruit as good fortune and benefit
that shine throughout the three existences.
Therefore today, too, let’s set our sites on advancing.
With the spirit to strive
“day by day and month after month,”*
let’s write a brand new history of accomplishments!

*Gosho: On Persecutions Befalling the Sage
– WND-1, page 997)
“Strengthen your faith day by day and month after month. Should you slacken in your resolve even a bit, devils will take advantage.”

Sunday, April 5th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other. ‘All others who bear you enmity or malice will likewise be wiped out.’ These golden words will never prove false.”

(The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 1001)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, April 5th, 2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“In praise of the valiant efforts of his disciples who refused to be defeated by adversity, the Daishonin says: ‘Could there ever be a more wonderful story than your own?'” (WND-1, 499).

SGI Newsletter No. 9222, Spread Your Wings towards the Future, [6] Moscow, the Capital of Russia, from 1st Sep., 2014, issue of the Mirai [Future] Journal, translation released 24th 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 —
KOFU NO TAME NO ROKU WA
SUBETE SANZE NO FUKUTOKU TO HIKARU.
YUE NI KYO MO ZENSHIN DA.
[TSUKI ZUKI, HIBI NI] NO KOKORO DE
ARATANA REKISHI O TSUZURE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“NANI NO HEIHO YORIMO HOKEKYO NO HEIHO O MOCHII TAMAUBESHI SHOYO
ONTEKI KAISHITSU SAIMETSU NO KINGEN MUNASHIKARU BEKARAZU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1192)

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