A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends"
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
If we consider ourselves truly youthful,
then let's not hesitate to boldly seize the opportunity
to shoulder the entire responsibility of kosen-rufu.
Burning passionately with an adventurous spirit
let's win where we are right now!
Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"At the time when T'ien-t'ai and Dengyō lived, the fifth period had not yet begun, but because a certain number of persons already possessed the requisite capacity, these men to some extent propagated the teachings of the Lotus Sutra. But now that the fifth period has begun, it is even more appropriate that such teachings be propagated.
Even though there are those who have no capacity to receive them, but who oppose them as water opposes fire, how can one fail to propagate them?"
(On Reprimanding Hachiman, WND-II, Page 931)
Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, October 9th, 2014
Friday, October 10th, 2014
---- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"If, in the difficult times of life's winters, we try to avoid or doubt the realm in which we strengthen our faith, and as a result we fail to accumulate enough strength and good fortune, we will never get anywhere, nor be able to lead a truly satisfying life. The crucial thing is how we challenge ourselves and how meaningfully we spend our time during life's winters. What matters is how deeply we live with the conviction that spring will definitely arrive. In the realm of nature, the flowering springtime always comes when the time is right. That is the rhythm of life and the universe. But far too many people in the world are still in the midst of winter when they reach the end of their lives. To avoid that fate, we need to align our lives with the rhythm of the universe that calls forth spring. And our Buddhist practice based on faith in the Mystic Law is what enables us to do that.
"In that sense, faith in the Mystic Law functions as our wings to eternal happiness. Every time we overcome difficulties, we accumulate good fortune and elevate our state of life. By attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime, we are able to soar serenely through the vast skies of life in a state of supreme happiness and fulfillment throughout eternity. This is the teaching of Buddhism and the rhythm of life."
SGI Newsletter No. 9095, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 1: Happiness, Chap. 4: Transforming Suffering into Joy—Part 3 [of 3], 4.6 Both Suffering and Joy Are a Part of Life, from the September 2014 issue of the Daibyaku-renge, translation released 25th Sep., 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--
KOFU NO ZEN SEKININ O NINAU
KIKAI NI ISAMITATE!
DAI ROMAN NI MOE
IMA IRU BASHO DE KATE!
-- KYO NO GOSHO --
TENDAI, DENGYO NO ONTOKI WA TOKI IMADA KITARAZARI SHIKADOMO ICHIBUN
NO KI ARU YUE NI SHOBUN RUFU SERI, IKANI IWANYA IMA WA SUDE NI TOKI
ITARINU.. IKADEKA GUTSU SEZARAMU
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