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Monday, August 17, 2015

[SGI-ToMyFriends-Wagatomo] 17th Aug. 2015 Daily Gosho plus 18th Aug. 2015 Daily Encouragement


* Today is a national press holiday in Japan to give all those involved in publishing newspapers a rest! There is no "To My Friends" today as a result of the above but we will carry on with the other sections! 

Monday, August 17th, 2015
"The wonderful means of truly putting an end to the physical and spiritual obstacles of all living beings is none other than Nam-myoho-renge-kyo."

(The Wonderful Means of Surmounting Obstacles - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume 1, page 842)
Selection source: Soka Gakkai President Harada's encouragement, Seikyo Shimbun, August 16th, 2015

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
"​I have consistently stressed that those who have suffered the most deserve to become the happiest. Buddhism exists for those enduring the greatest suffering. The light of compassion shines when we empathise with such people, when we feel their sufferings as our own, when we take action putting ourselves in their shoes.

"​From a broader perspective, the basic purpose of Buddhism is to reach out to relieve the suffering of all those who are striving their hardest to live in this troubled and afflicted saha world, or world of endurance, in this most difficult age of the Latter Day of the Law.

"​What is essential to rising above suffering? It is being aware of the preciousness of life and trusting and respecting peopleThis is because the fundamental cause of suffering lies in denying the preciousness of life and distrusting others. 

"​When we awaken to the fact that all life is absolutely precious, that nothing we experience in this world is ever wasted or in vain, and that we ourselves are also precious treasures, there emerges within us a powerful self-confidence, an unshakable sense of security, and limitless gratitudeThe recognition that the lives of all others, too, are infinitely precious engenders a deep respect for people, a firm trust in them, and an all-encompassing compassion."

SGI Newsletter No. 9282, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory,Special Lecture Commemorating January 26Soka Gakkai International Day, The Mission of Our Soka Network: Bringing Humanity Together with the Spirit of Compassion, from the January 2015 Daibyakurenge, translation released 11th of August, 2015

* The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun's web-site address at

--- KYO NO GOSHO ---
(Gosho Zenshu - Page 1170)


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