SJ/Buddhist Food for Thought 050615 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
Let’s remember to put into words our gratitude
to those who are closest to us – our family!
Family harmony is in itself
the foundation for happiness,
and the wellspring for the prosperity of our communities.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion. What sickness can therefore be an obstacle?”

(Reply to Kyō’ō
– The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol.1, page 412)
Selection source:
“Kyo no Hosshin”, Seikyo Shimbun, May 6th, 2015

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“The Daishonin asserts that an intense battle is being fought between the Buddha and devilish forces throughout the universe, which Buddhism describes as the the ‘sea of the sufferings of birth and death.’

“The entire universe is the stage of a colossal struggle—a struggle between constructive and destructive forces, between the energy towards order and harmony and the turbulent currents leading to disorder and chaos, between the power of compassion that unites and the power of hate that sunders, between life and death, light and darkness, happiness and misery, advance and retreat, rise and fall, freedom and constraint, hope and despair, the energy to nurture life and the impulse to kill. Do we follow the Law that leads to happiness or become enslaved by the workings of the devil king that seek to darken the world with misfortune?

“It is vital that we follow the Law that leads to eternal happiness and build a realm of indestructible and everlasting joy. This is our mission as practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9238, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 9: Buddhism Is about Winning, from the April 2015 issue of the Daibyaku-renge, translation released 30th 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–
MIJIKA NA KAZOKU E O
KANSHA NO KOTOBA O TAISETSU NI!
IKKA WARAKU KOSO
KOFUKU NO DODAI DE ARI
CHIKI NO HANNEI NO GENTEN DA.

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO WA SHISHIKU NO GOTOSHI IKANARU YAMAI SAWARI O NASUBEKIYA”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1124)

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