Scobie John / Buddhist Food for Thought 042415 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Aiming at the highest peak of our individual possibilities,
let’s unceasingly continue to make our ascent!
Faith means to have a constant challenging spirit,
to be fearless
and to always try to take action to improve ourselves.

Friday, Apr 24th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“And yet, though one might point at the earth and miss it, though one might bind up the sky, though the tides might cease to ebb and flow and the sun rise in the west, it could never come about that the prayers of the practitioner of the Lotus Sutra would go unanswered.”

(On Prayer -The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol 1, page 345)
Selection Source: Kyo no Hosshin,
Seikyo Shinbun, April 24th, 2015

Saturday, Apr 25th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Because we live in a troubled age, we may face unanticipated challenges. The Daishonin assures us, however, in a letter he wrote on hearing that young Kyo’o had fallen ill: ‘Misfortune will change into fortune. Muster your faith, and pray to this Gohonzon. Then what is there that cannot be achieved?’ (WND-1, 412).

“Summoning courageous faith at a crucial moment will triumphantly open the way to great and everlasting good fortune for one’s entire family.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9235. My Shining Successors, Win through Learning, from the May 2015 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 17th 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 —
JISHIN NO SAIKOHO E
TAYUMAZU NOBORIYUKE!
SHINKO TOWA CHOSEN NO KOKORO DA.
OSORENAKI SEISHIN DA.
KOJO ENO KODO DA.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“DAICHI WA SASABA HAZURURU TOMO OZORA O TSUNAGU MONOWA ARITOMO SHIO NO MICHIHINU KOTOWA ARITOMO HI WA NISHI YORI IZURUTOMO HOKEKYO NO GYOJA NO INORI NO KANAWANU KOTO WA ARU BEKARAZU
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1351)

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