SJ/Buddhist Food for Thought 050715 SGI-UK/Japan

* There is a Japanese national press holiday today – a chance to let the deliverers and all the other people involved in making a newspaper take a short rest! “To My Friends” was therefore not published today…back tomorrow though!

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

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“There is no true happiness for human beings other than chanting
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo..”

(Happiness in This World – The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.I, page 681)
Selection source: “Teachings of Buddhism”, Seikyo Shimbun, April 18th, 2015

Friday, May 8th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“A Buddha is not a superhuman being. One who has attained this state continues to experience problems, suffering, and pain, and is still subject to illness and to temptation by devilish forces. For that reason, a Buddha is a person of courage, tenacity, and continuous action who struggles ceaselessly against devilish functions.

“No matter how lofty a state we may achieve, without persistent efforts to advance and improve, our faith can be destroyed in a moment.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9238, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 2: Human Revolution, 9.3 Buddhism Originates from Shakyamuni’s Inner Struggle, 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

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“ISSAI SHUJO NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO TO TONAURU YORI HOKANO YURAKU NAKI NARI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1143)

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