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August 10th-16th, 2015
-- WORDS OF THE WEEK --
The Daishonin teaches,
"The ray of light from the daimoku
Our daimoku with the vow
*"Now when Nichiren and his followers perform ceremonies for the deceased, reciting the Lotus Sutra and chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, the ray of light from the daimoku reaches all the way to the hell of incessant suffering and makes it possible for them to attain Buddhahood then and there. This is the origin of the prayers for transference of merit for the deceased." - The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 17
Monday, August 10th, 2015
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"When you shake your head, your hair sways; when your mind begins to work, your body moves. When a strong wind blows, the grass and trees can no longer remain still; when the earth shakes, the seas are atremble. Thus if one can move Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, can the grass and trees fail to respond, can the waters remain calm?"
(Concerning the Statue of Shakyamuni Buddha
Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin",
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
---- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"There is no life without problems or worries. As Nichiren Daishonin writes, even the greatest glories 'are mere prosperity in a dream, a phantom joy' (WND-2, 36).
"Happiness shines in the hearts of those who refuse to be defeated by any trial or tribulation. Our Buddhist practice enables us to hone such an invincible spirit."
SGI Newsletter No. 9280, Dynamically Advancing into the New Era, (17) Joyfully Spreading the Daishonin's Teachings, from 31st May, 2015, issue of the Seikyo Shinbun, translation released 6th Aug., 2015.
--KONSHU NO KOTOBA--
"DAIMOKU NO HIKARI MUKEN NI ITARITE
SOKUSHIN JOBUTSU SESHIMU"
WARERA NO SEIGAN NO INORI KOSO
SAIKO NO TSUIZEN EKO NARI.
JORAKU GAJO NO TABIJI O TOMONI!
--- KYO NO GOSHO ---
"KOBE O FUREBA KAMI YURUGU KOKORO HATARAKEBA MI UGOKU OKAZA FUKEBA SOMOKU SHIZUKA NARAZU DAICHI UGOKEBA TAIKAI SAWAGASHI KYOSHU SHAKUSON O UGOKASHI TATEMATSUREBA YURUGANU SOMOKU YA ARUBEKI SAWAGANU MIZUYA ARUBEKI"
(Gosho Zenshu - Page 1187)
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