Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 042815 SGI-UK/Japan—Happy April 28th!

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

Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s constantly make a point of expressing our gratitude and appreciation
to those who offer their homes for kosen-rufu activities
as well as to their family members!
It’s only because of the support we receive
from so many people in so many ways,
that our movement for kosen-rufu is able to advance.
Together, let’s make a fresh departure together towards a brand new summit!

Tuesday, Apr 28th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“He is a man who never gives in to defeat and who greatly values his friends.”

(On Prolonging One’s Life Span – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol. 1, page 955)
Selection Source: SGI President Ikeda’s essay, Seikyo Shinbun, April 18th, 2015

Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“When one person stands up with strong faith, everyone in the family—even those who have not yet started practising—is enveloped in the light of the Mystic Law.

“In his letter to Soya Kyoshin, the Daishonin declares: ‘The blessings that you yourself enjoy are in fact treasures belonging to your late father’ (WND-1, 513).

“When you as an individual exert yourself in faith, you can also lead others in your environment towards the path to attaining Buddhahood. The lives of your family members, relatives, friends, and loved ones, too, even if they are suffering in such lower states as Hell or Hunger, will move in the direction of hope and happiness. Such is the tremendous power of the Mystic Law.

“Also, when you personally stand up and dedicate yourself to your mission for kosen-rufu in your local area, it will have a powerful ripple effect. The human revolution of a single individual opens the way to a breakthrough for the happiness and victory of all.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9233, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [65] “Letter to Horen,” The Enlightenment of One Opens the Way to Enlightenment for All, from the August 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 14th 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–
KOFU NO KAIJO TEIKYOSHA YA
GOKAZOKU NI OREI O KOTOBA O!
OKU NO KATA NO SASASE DE
KOFU WA DODO NO ZENSHIN.
ARATANA MINE E TOMO NI SHUPPATSU DA!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“KIWAMETE MAKEJI TAMASHI NO HITONITE WAGA KATANO KOTO OBA DAIJI TO
MOSU HITO NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 986)

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