Scobie John/Buddhism Food for Thought 040915 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, Apr 9th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s give a warm welcome
to those who have moved into the neighbourhood
due to for example a new school, job, etc..
The warm encouragement familiar to the Soka family
could well be that wellspring of courage
that enables someone to smoothly become involved
in, for what for them is a new and unfamiliar environment!

Thursday, Apr 9th, 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, April 9th, 2015

Friday, Apr 10th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Especially when we’re busy, let’s encourage and praise one another. Let’s challenge ourselves to break new ground.

“All of you are ever-victorious suns. I am praying for your health and for your vigorous and vibrant advance.”

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–
SHINGAKU, SHUSHOKU NADO DE
CHIKI NI TENNNYU SHITA TOMO NI
ATATAKANA KOEKAKE O!
SOKA KAZOKU NO HAGEMASHI KOSO
SHINTENCHI DE NO KATSUDO NO CHIKARA DA!

— 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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