A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends"
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
As leaders, let's enthusiastically fly
to the side of our friends and fellow members!
With a life force overflowing with passion,
let's spread waves of happiness and joy
to every nook and cranny of our local community!
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"Whether or not your prayer is answered will depend on your faith; [if
it is not] I will in no way be to blame."
(Reply to the Lay Nun Nichigon - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin,
Vol. 1, page 1079)
Selection source: New Human Revolution, Seikyo Shimbun, April 9th, 2014
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"One pioneering Soka Gakkai member began practising Nichiren Buddhism during World War II, after experiencing a series of great personal hardships, including the death of a child soon after birth. He was filled with despair and felt he couldn't believe in anything. However, he had an opportunity to meet Soka Gakkai President Makiguchi, who told him: 'There is only one thing that will enable you to maintain hope in life—and that is faith in Nichiren Buddhism.' These confident words inspired him to start practising.
"The world in which we live is impermanent and ever changing. All of us are buffeted by the crashing waves of the sufferings of birth, ageing, sickness, and death. But we have the solid ship of the four noble virtues of eternity, happiness, true self, and purity that enables us to cross the turbulent sea of the sufferings of birth and death, no matter how fierce life's storms may be. As the Daishonin writes [in "A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering"]: 'Only the ship of Myoho-renge-kyo [the Mystic Law] enables one to cross the sea of the sufferings of birth and death' (WND-1, 33).
"When our lives are truly aligned with the Mystic Law, we will never sink into the depths of despair."
SGI Newsletter No. 8970, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory,  "Reply to the Mother of Ueno." The Bonds of Those Connected by the Mystic Law Are Eternal, from the August, 2013 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 7th April 2014
 Eternity, happiness, true self, and purity are known as the four virtues. Describing the noble qualities of the Buddha's life, the four are explained as follows: "eternity" means unchanging and eternal; "happiness" means tranquillity that transcends all suffering; "true self" means true and intrinsic nature; and "purity" means free of illusion or mistaken conduct.
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--WAGATOMO NI OKURU--
ISANDE TOMO NO MOTO E!
MANMAN TARU SEIMEI RYOKU DE
WAGA CHIKI NO SUMIZUMI NI
KANKI NO HADO O OKURE!
-- KYO NO GOSHO --
"KAWAI KANAWANU WA GOSHINJIN NI YORI SORO BESHI MATTAKU NICHIREN GA
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1262)
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