Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
The Daishonin encourages us to
Let's try to put our appreciation into words
and at the same time give them
A life spent in appreciation for
is the essence of our Buddhist practice.
*"The four debts of gratitude of Buddhism are (1) the debt of gratitude to be paid to one's father and mother..." - "The Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude"
Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"Today there are people who have faith in the Lotus Sutra. The belief of some is like fire while that of others is like water. When the former listen to the teachings, their passion flares up like fire, but as time goes on, they tend to discard their faith. To have faith like water means to believe continuously without ever regressing."
The Two Kinds of Faith
Friday, July 24th, 2015
---- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"Please be assured that when you tell people about Nichiren Buddhism, you receive the same boundless benefit whether that person embraces faith or not."
SGI Newsletter No. 9272, SGI President Ikeda's Speech Excerpts, from the July 7, 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translation released July 17th, 2015
--WAGATOMO NI OKURU--
[FUBO NO ON O HOZEYO]
KANSHA O KOTOBA NI SHIYO!
SAIKO NO EGAO O OKURO!
OYAKOKO NO JINSEI KOSO
BUPPO NO SHINZUI NO MICHI DA.
--- KYO NO GOSHO ---
"SOMOSOMO IMA NO TOKI HOKEKYO O SHINZURU HITO ARI ARUIWA HI NO GOTOKU
SHINZURU HITOMO ARI ARUIWA MIZU NO GOTOKU SHINZURU HITO MO ARI CHOMON
SURU TOKI WA MOETATSUBAKARI OMOEDOMO TOZAKARINUREBA SUTSURU KOKORO ARI
MIZU NO GOTOKU TO MOSUWA ITSUMO TAISEZU SHINZURU NARI"
(Gosho Zenshu, page 1544)
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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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