SJ/Buddhist Food for Thought 050915 SGI-UK/Japan

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

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
— TO MY FRIENDS —
It’s people’s hopes and passion
that opens up a new era.
To accomplish our personal goals and targets,
let’s enthusiastically continue to challenge ourselves!
Let’s all live out our lives, to the very last moment,
with an eternally youthful spirit!

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
— DAILY GOSHO —
“Teach others to the best of your ability, even if it is only a single sentence or phrase.”

(The True Aspect of All Phenomena
-The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol. I, page 386)
Selection source:
Soka Gakkai President Harada’s encouragement,
Seikyo Shimbun, May 9th, 2015

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —-
“Faith is the source of limitless strength. Religion is the earth from which culture flourishes. The Mystic Law is the wellspring of happiness. Our Buddhist practice gives us the strength to live, to grow, to win, and to surmount any kind of karma.

“Nichiren Buddhism doesn’t use people as a means to an end. It empowers them to stand up courageously, win over themselves, and share their joy with others. This is the correct way of Buddhist practice followed by the SGI.

“Scientific progress is important, as of course are business, politics, and education. But there is something more important still, and that is life itself. Inner transformation is the foundation for everything. Both Shakyamuni and Nichiren Daishonin taught this.

“The Daishonin revealed the fundamental law that pervades life and universe. He left a way for all people to live with compassion and enjoy happiness and peace.

“The supreme law of life and the universe is the Mystic Law, and all of you who uphold it are treasures of the world.

“The law of cause and effect in Buddhism is unerring. Please be reassured, therefore, that all who dedicate themselves to the Mystic Law will, in lifetime after lifetime, be outstanding leaders endowed with health, wealth, and attractiveness, who contribute to society, are praised and admired by all, and lead lives of deep fulfilment.”

SGI Newsletter No. 9238, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 2: Human Revolution, 9.4 Winning Over Ourselves Today, 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–
KIBO TO JONETSU KOSO
SHINJIDAI O HIRAKU CHIKARA NARI.
JISHIN NO KADAI NI MUKATTE
HATSURATSUTO CHOSEN O!
SHOGAI SEISHUN NO JINSEI TARE!

— KYO NO GOSHO —
“CHIKARA ARABA ICHIMON IKKU NARITOMO KATARASE TAMAUBESHI”
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1361)

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