A translation of President Ikeda's "Words of the Week"
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
May 26th-June 1st, 2014
— WORDS OF THE WEEK --
Our newly joined SGI members are treasures of hope.
With kind and warm support let's carefully look after them.
With a whole new fresh spirit and approach,
let's chant together and take action together.
let's play out great dramas in our human revolution!
Monday, May 26th, 2014
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"It goes without saying, therefore, that persons who study the teachings
of Buddhism must also [observe the ideal of filial piety and] understand
and repay their obligations. The disciples of the Buddha must without
fail understand the four debts of gratitude and know how to repay them."
(The Opening of the Eyes - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1,
page 228) Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, May 26th,
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ——
"Buddhahood is difficult to describe in words. Unlike the other nine
worlds, it has no concrete expression. It is the ultimate function of
life that moves the nine worlds in the direction of boundless value.
"Even on cloudy or rainy days, by the time a plane reaches an altitude
of about 10,000 meters (33,000 feet), it is flying high above the clouds
amid bright sunshine and can proceed smoothly on its course. In the same
way, no matter how painful or difficult our daily existence may be, if
we make the sun in our hearts shine brightly, we can overcome all
adversity with calm composure. That inner sun is the life state of
"In one sense, as the Daishonin states in The Record of the Orally
Transmitted Teachings: '"Bodhisattva" is a preliminary step toward
the attainment of the effect of Buddhahood' (OTT, 87). The world of
Bodhisattva is characterized by taking action for the sake of the Law,
people, and society. Without such bodhisattva practice as our
foundation, we cannot attain Buddhahood. Buddhahood is not something
realised simply through conceptual understanding. Even reading countless
Buddhist scriptures or books on Buddhism will not lead one to true
"In addition, attaining Buddhahood doesn't mean that we become someone
different. We remain who we are, living out our lives in the reality of
society, where the nine worlds—especially the six paths—prevail. A
genuine Buddhist philosophy does not present enlightenment or Buddhas as
something mysterious or otherworldly.
"What is important for us as human beings is to elevate our lives from a
lower to a higher state, to expand our lives from a closed, narrow state
of life to one that is infinitely vast and encompassing. Buddhahood
represents the supreme state of life."
SGI Newsletter No. 9000, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace,
Part 1: Happiness, 2.2 Buddhahood Is the Sun within Us, from the May
2014 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 26th May, 2014
* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun's
web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html
--KONSHU NO KOTOBA--
SHINKAIIN WA KIBO NO TAKARA NARI.
MINA DE KOKORO KARA TAISETSU NI.
"Fresh" NA IBUKI DE
TOMONI INORI TOMONI KODO O!
TOMODOMONI NINGEN KAKUMEI NO GEKI O!
-- KYO NO GOSHO ---
"BUPPO O GAKUSEN HITO CHION HO-ON NAKARU BESHIYA BUTSUDESHI WA KANARAZU
SHION O SHITTE CHION HO-ON O ITASU BESHI"
(Gosho Zenshu, page 192)
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