Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 040815 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s watch out for those extreme fluctuations
in temperatures.
Never letting our health slip out of our hands,
let’s use our wisdom to deal with
such changing weather conditions!
Paying attention to our health,
it is now vital that we advance
with abundant life force!

Wednesday, Apr 8th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“What is most important is that, by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo alone, you can attain Buddhahood. It will no doubt depend on the strength of your faith. To have faith is the basis of Buddhism.”

(The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol.1, page 832)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, March 8th, 2015

Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“The greater the challenges you face, that’s the time to summon forth strong faith, respond with joy, strive with courage, and win without fail. That is the spirit of those who are always victorious.

“No matter what happens, we have the lion’s roar of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and the invincible unity of ‘many in body, one in mind.’ Therefore, we have nothing to fear. We will never be defeated. All of our efforts for kosen-rufu are causes that help connect others to Buddhism. They activate the protective functions of the universe and turn into benefit in our lives.

“The Daishonin writes: ‘If the spirit of many in body but one in mind prevails among the people, they will achieve all their goals, whereas if one in body but different in mind, they can achieve nothing remarkable’ (WND-1, 618). With absolute confidence in the truth of these words, let’s forge ahead with fresh resolve!

SGI Newsletter No. 9231, Dynamically Advancing into the New Era, (10) Advancing Ever, from 22nd March, 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 3rd April, 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–
HAGESHI KANDANSA NI CHUI.
TAICHO KANRI O KUZUSANU YO
KENMEI NA TAISHO O!
KENKO NI RYUI SHITE
YUTAKANA SEIMEIRYOKU DE SUSUSME!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO BAKARI TONAETE HOTOKE NI NARU BEKI KOTO
MOTTOMO TAISETSU NARI SHINJIN NO KOHAKU NI YORU BEKI NARI BUPPO NO
KONPON WA SHIN O MOTTE MINAMOTO TO SU”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1244)

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2 thoughts on “Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 040815 SGI-UK/Japan

  1. Oh So true… There are days that I feel so bad…. And I get your posts and I feel more cheerful… Thank You Liz…… Your posts REALY DO HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

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