A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends"
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
All of our friends who are new to the organisation
have a unique and profound mission.
Based on our strong meaningful chanting
and the warmest of encouragement,
let's help each one of them
to become a truly creative and capable person
who can share in the noble task of kosen-rufu
Wednesday, Oct 15th, 2014
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"A woman who makes offerings to such a Gohonzon invites happiness in this life, and in the next, the Gohonzon will be with her and protect her always. Like a lantern in the dark, like a strong guide and porter on a treacherous mountain path, the Gohonzon will guard and protect you, Nichinyo, wherever you go."
(The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, WND-I, page 832)
Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, October 1st, 2014
Thursday, Oct 16th, 2014
"Today, many thinking people are reevaluating their lives and searching for the path to genuine happiness. The ultimate answer to this quest is found in Nichiren Buddhism. Learning about and studying the hope-filled philosophy of human revolution is the purpose of the study exams that have become an SGI tradition.
"…A seeking spirit in faith gives rise to boundless benefit. A spirit to encourage others to reveal their Buddha nature shines with the spirit of the Lotus Sutra.
"…A growing groundswell of Buddhist study is spreading throughout the world.
"…From now, from this moment on—this is the spirit of the Buddhism of true cause. Those who brim with this spirit are true victors in faith."
SGI Newsletter No. 9104, Opening a New Era of Kosen-rufu Together, (36) The Daishonin's Teachings Give Us the Strength to Move Forward, from 6th Oct., 2014, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released 14th Oct., 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--
SHINNYU NO MEMBER WA
MINA GA IDAI NA SHIMEI NO HITO.
KANARAZU KOFU NO DAIJINZAI NI!
FUKAKI INORI O KONPON NI
ATATAKANA HAGEMASHI O OKURO!
-- KYO NO GOSHO --
"KAKARU GOHONZON O KUYO SHI TATEMATSURI TAMAU NYONIN GENZAI NIWA SAIWAI O MANEGI GOSHO NIWA KONO GOHONZON SAYU ZENGO NI TACHISOITE YAMINI TOMOSHIBI NO GOTOKU KENNAN NO TOKORO NI GORIKI O ETARU GA GOTOKU KASHIKO E MAWARI KOKO E YORI NICHINYO GOZEN O KAKOMI MAMORI TAMAU BEKINARI"
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1244)
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from there on it is all automatic!
ALSO if you want to introduce a friend to the SGI but just don't know where to start, share with them the following addresses and they can read and watch some very well put together explanations about the SGI. Check it out yourself!
Check out the following address if you are looking for an important gosho quote
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