A very very very happy new year to everyone on the mailing list! And anyone else who it gets forwarded to! We thank you so much for letting us support you in all your efforts for kosen-rufu. We hope that in 2015 we can continue to do so and that many many more people can get first-hand, hot-off-the-press President Ikeda's guidance to us all! Here's to a dynamic year of amazing development in our activities for kosen-rufu!…with very best wishes the TMF Team.
A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends"
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.
Thursday, Jan 1st, 2015
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
The advancement of the solidarity of our Soka movement
is the wellspring of hope for the whole of humanity!
Come, let's lay the eternal foundations of kosen-rufu
together with our fellow members around the world,
making this a golden year of our invincible spirit!
Thursday, Jan 1st, 2015
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"This passage refers to the great joy that one experiences when one understands for the first time that one's mind from the very beginning has been a Buddha. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the greatest of all joys."
(The Essential Passage in Each of the Twenty-eight Chapters of the Lotus Sutra, Prophecy of Enlightenment for Five Hundred Disciples - The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 211)
New Human Revolution, Seikyo Shimbun, Jan 1st, 2015
Friday, 2nd Jan 2015
---- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"My mentor, second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda, said: 'The prayers of those who join Nichiren Daishonin in making a vow and struggling for the widespread propagation of the Mystic Law are certain to be fulfilled. Chant with the unshakable conviction that you can boldly overcome the three obstacles and four devils.' He also said: 'The prayers of one person with powerful faith in the Mystic Law will inspire everyone to follow their lead. In the end, all will become happy.'
"That's why we must always put daimoku first, whatever the situation. A person who chants strong and consistent daimoku will never be deadlocked."
SGI Newsletter No. 9142, The Fearless Lion's Roar of Daimoku、from the January edition of the Daibyaku Renge editorial, translation released 16th Dec., 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--
SOKA NO ZENSHIN TO RENTAI KOSO
ZEN JINRUI NO KIBO NO KOGEN!
SA SEKAI NO DOSHI TO TOMO NI
KOFU BANDAI NO ISHIZUE O KIZUKU
OGON FUMETSU NO ICHINEN NI!
-- KYO NO GOSHO --
"HAJIMETE WAGA KOKORO HONRAI NO HOTOKE NARI TO SHIRU O SUNAWACHI
DAIKANKI TO NAZUKU IWAYURU NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO WA KANKI NO NAKA NO
(Gosho Zenshu, page 788)
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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!
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