Scobie John/Buddhist Food for Thought 050115 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Friday, May 1st, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
The SGI is the ultimate gathering of “Good Friends”.*
As treasured friends,
let’s encourage each other constantly
always motivating and inspiring one another as we advance.
Together, let’s travel along the great path to true happiness!

*Good Friends – http://www.sgi.org/buddhism/buddhist-concepts/good-friends.html

Friday, May 1st, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Though calamities may come, they can be changed into good fortune.”

(How the Gods Protect the Place of Practice
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol.2, page 669)
Selection source: “Kyo no Hosshin”,
Seikyo Shimbun, May 1st, 2015

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“‘You should pray intently that Shakyamuni, Many Treasures, and the Buddhas of the ten directions will all gather and enter into your your body to assist you.’
– From “Reply to Yasaburo,” (WND-1, 829).

“Nichiren Daishonin wrote these words to a disciple who was preparing to participate in a debate for the sake of kosen-rufu. The Daishonin instructs him to pray intently for the protective functions of the universe to enter his life.

“All Buddhas will lend their support to those who are steadfastly striving to fulfil the great vow for kosen-rufu. That is how respectworthy we are. As such, we are certain to be thoroughly protected by the heavenly deities.

“Making the positive functions of the entire universe our allies, let’s continue to advance, brimming with the boundless power of the Buddha.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9236, Living the Gosho: Words of Encouragement, (55) Triumph with the Boundless Power of the Buddha, from 21st April, 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 22nd 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–
GAKKAI WA SAIKO NO
“ZENCHISHIKI” NO TSUDOI.
TAKARA NO TOMO TO HAGEMASHIAI
SHOKUHATSU SHIATTE SUSUMO!
KOFUKU NO DAIDO O TOMONI!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“WAZAWAI KITARU TOMO HENJITE SAIWAI TO NARAN”
(Gosho Zenshu page 979)

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