Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 04/29/15 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s establish a healthy daily rhythm of life
through our consistent practice
of morning and evening gongyo and daimoku.
Let’s make every single day meaningful and special
by brimming with powerful life force!

Wednesday, Apr 29th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Whether you chant the Buddha’s name, recite the sutra, or merely offer flowers and incense, all your virtuous acts will implant benefits and roots of goodness in your life. With this conviction you should strive in faith.”

(On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime
– The Writings of Nichiren
Daishonin, Vol. I, page 4)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, April 29th, 2014

Thursday, Apr 30th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Through chanting the daimoku of the Lotus Sutra, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, we can transmit benefit even to deceased family members, relatives, friends, or acquaintances who may have opposed our Buddhist practice—benefit that will warmly embrace them and lead them to a state of profound peace and comfort. Similarly, through the power of the Mystic Law, our family members and friends who have passed away in the course of the journey for kosen-rufu—whether from illness or as a result of unexpected accidents or natural disasters—will also be able to enter the path of Buddhahood. The best offering we can make for the eternal happiness of the departed is to live fully and strive vibrantly for kosen-rufu in their stead.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9233, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory, [65] “Letter to Horen,” Wu-lung and I-lung: Father and Son Attaining Buddhahood Together, 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–
ASABAN NO GONGYO, SHODAI KARA
KISOKU TADASHI
SEIKATSU “RHYTHM” O!
MANMAN TARU SEIMEI RYOKU DE
JUJITSU NO ICHINICHI ICHINICHI NI!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“SHIKARU AIDA HOTOKE NO NA O TONAE KYOKAN O YOMI HANA O CHIRASHI KO O
HINERU MADEMO MINA WAGA ICHINEN NI OSAMETARU KUDOKU ZENKON NARI TO
SHINJIN O TORUBEKINARI
(Gosho Zenshu, page 383)

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