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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"When a tree has been transplanted, though fierce winds may blow, it
will not topple if it has a firm stake to hold it up. But even a tree
that has grown up in place may fall over if its roots are weak. Even a
feeble person will not stumble if those supporting him are strong, but
a person of considerable strength, when alone, may fall down on an
(Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain - The Writings of Nichiren
Daishonin, Vol.I, page 598)
Selection source: Buppo no Oshie, Seikyo Shimbun, April 27th, 2014
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
—— DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"In the realm of Buddhism, those with an earnest seeking spirit will always be victorious. Those who persevere sincerely and steadfastly in their Buddhist practice and establish a sound and steady life will win in the end. Disciples who aspire to deepen their understanding of Buddhism seek out the guidance and instruction of their teacher and always have a strong desire for self-improvement. When disciples make their way in life with their teacher always in their hearts, they have nothing to fear."
SGI Newsletter No. 8992, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory,  "False Official Documents", Profound Gratitude for a Follower's Sincerity, from the Sep. 2013 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 3rd May, 2014.
 The term "false official documents" in the title should be read in the sense of documents or orders that were not officially issued by the regent, Hojo Tokimune, but simply at the personal directive of lesser officials. From the Daishonin's perspective, such latter documents or orders represented dishonest attempts by those officials to persecute him and his disciples while circumventing the scrutiny of the regent, Hojo Tokimune, who had pardoned the Daishonin from exile after discovering similar deceit by his accusers. The Daishonin, therefore, viewed such documents as having no meaning or substance, to be regarded as unofficial, unsanctioned, false, and invalid.
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-- KYO NO GOSHO --
"SORE KI O UE SORONIWA OKAZA FUKISORAEDOMO TSUYOKI SUKE O KAINUREBA
TAUREZU MONOYORI OITE SORO KI NAREDOMO NE NO YOWAKI WA TAURENU KAINAKI
MONO NAREDOMO TASUKURU MONO TSUYOKEREBA TAUREZU SUKOSHI KENAGE NO MONO
MO HITORI NAREBA ASHIKI MICHI NIWA TAURENU"
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1468)
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