A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends"
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
Let's treasure our youth.
Let's trust in the abilities of our young people.
And let's wholeheartedly support and encourage them.
I hope that none of us will ever forget
this vital key on our journey for kosen-rufu!
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"Joy" means that oneself and others together experience joy.
(Ongi kuden, Gosho Zenshu, page 761, The Record of the Orally
Transmitted Teachings, page 146)
Selection source: Myoji no Gen, May 10th, 2014, Seikyo Shimbun
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"Happiness does not lie in outward appearances or in vanity. It is a
matter of what we feel inside; it is a deep resonance in our lives. I
would venture, therefore, that the first condition for happiness is
"To be filled each day with a rewarding sense of exhilaration and
purpose, a sense of tasks accomplished and deep fulfilment—people who
feel this way are happy. Those who have this sense of satisfaction even
if they are extremely busy are much happier than those who have free
time on their hands but feel empty inside.
"As practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism, we get up in the morning and do
gongyo. Some perhaps may do so rather reluctantly . . . . [Laughter.]
Nevertheless, doing gongyo is itself a truly great and noble thing.
Gongyo is a solemn ceremony in which we are, in a manner of speaking,
gazing out across the universe; it is a dialogue with the universe.
"Doing gongyo and chanting daimoku before the Gohonzon represent the
dawn, the start of a new day, in our lives; it is the sun rising; it
gives us a profound sense of contentment in the depths of our being that
nothing can surpass. Even on this point alone, we are truly fortunate."
SGI Newsletter No. 8986, Selected Excerpts of SGI President Ikeda's
Guidance, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace <New Series>, from
the April 2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 25th
* 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--
SEINEN O DAIJI NI SURU.
SEINEN O SHINRAI SURU.
SEINEN O HAGEMASU.
KONO KOFU NO YOTEI O
DANJITE WASURERU NA!
-- KYO NO GOSHO --
KI TO WA JITA TOMI NI YOROKOBU KOTO
(Gosho Zenshu, page 761)
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