Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 043015 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s use those bitter sufferings and hardships we are encountering
as a source and opportunity for our growth!
Let’s convert our karma into our unique mission!
Creating value out of every situation
is what Buddhism is all about.
Cheerfully, let’s advance!

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“But now you must build your reputation on the Lotus Sutra and give yourself up to it.”

(The True Aspect of All Phenomena
– The Writings of Nichiren
Daishonin, Vol.1, page 385)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, April 30th, 2015

Friday, May 1st, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“‘The mighty warrior General Li Kuang, whose mother had been devoured by a tiger, shot an arrow at the stone he believed was the tiger. The arrow penetrated the stone all the way up to its feathers. But once he realised it was only a stone, he was unable to pierce it again.’
– From “General Stone Tiger”, (WND-1, 953).

“The power of strong resolve can penetrate even stone. Faith in the Mystic Law and our Buddhist practice enable us to tap the true incredible power that resides within human life.

“With focused prayer and the unwavering determination to win, to definitely accomplish our goals, we can make the impossible possible.

“’I won’t give up! I will definitely succeed!’—this commitment will activate the protective functions of the universe and turn everything into a friend and ally.

“Faith is the ultimate power for breaking through all obstacles and limitations.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9237, Living the Gosho: (56) Making the Impossible Possible with Strong Resolve, from 23rd April, 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shinbun, translation released 23rd 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–
KUTO WA SEICHO NO CHIKARA NI!
SHUKUMEI WA SHIMEI NI!
SUBETE O KACHI E TO
TENKAN SURU NO GA BUPPO DA.
HOGARAKANI ZENSHIN O!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“TOMOKAKU MO HOKEKYO NI NA O TATE MI O MAKASE TAMAU BESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu page 1360)

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