A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends" published in the
Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
Relying on just strategies and tactics
does not make for a truly capable person.
It's people who never flinch from taking on hardships
and labour through each of their endeavours, giving it their very best,
who are, at the end of the day, the ones who are assured of certain victory!
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"(Exert yourself in the two ways of practice and study. Without
practice and study, there can be no Buddhism. You must not only
persevere yourself; you must also teach others. Both practice and
study arise from faith.) 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, page 386)
Selection source: New Human Revolution, Seikyo Shimbun, April 15th, 2014
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"Mr. Toda often told leaders: 'When you're tired, that's the very time to read the Gosho! Even just a line or two is fine. Read the Gosho and expand your life just that little bit more.'
"I always used to jot down Gosho quotes in my diary during my youthful days spent striving alongside my mentor to overcome adversity in postwar Japan. Among them were the Daishonin's words: 'The mighty sword of the Lotus Sutra must be wielded by one courageous in faith. Then one will be as strong as a demon armed with an iron staff' (WND-1, 412).
"Although my battle with ill heath continued, I still did my best to study the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin and to share them with others. Even when friends I'd arranged to meet didn't show up at the last minute or I wasn't able to bring a guest to a discussion meeting, I kept rousing my courage and challenging myself anew. This is because Buddhist practice creates genuine value in each person's life."
SGI Newsletter No. 8972, Opening a New Era of Kosen-rufu Together, (14) Expanding Our State of Life by Reading Nichiren Daishonin's Writings, from 6th April, 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun translation released 9th April 2014
* 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--
YORYO DAKE DEWA
SHIN NO CHIKARA WA TSUKANAI.
KURO O OSHIMAZU
DORYOKU O TSURANUKI TOSU HITO GA
SAIGO NI KANARAZU KATSU!
-- KYO NO GOSHO --
"(GYOGAKU NO NIDO O HAGEMI SOROBESHI GYOGAKU TAENABA BUPPO WA ARU
BEKARAZU WAREMO ITASHI HITO OMO KYOKE SORAE GYOGAKU WA SHINJIN YORI
OKORUBEKU SORO) CHIKARA ARABA ICHIMON IKKU NARITOMO KATARASE TAMAU
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1361)
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from there on it is all automatic!
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