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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

[SGI-ToMyFriends-Wagatomo] 13th Oct. 2015 Daily Gosho & 14th Oct. Daily Encouragement.


* There is a Japanese national press holiday today in order to give everyone concerned with producing a newspaper a break so there is no "To My Friends." BUT we continue on with all the other important sections!   
Tuesday, Oct 13th, 2015
"And now the place where Nichiren and his followers chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, "whether . . . in mountain valleys or the wide wilderness" (chapter twenty-one, Supernatural Powers), these places are all the Land of Eternally Tranquil Light."

(Chapter Twenty-eight: 
Encouragements of the Bodhisattva Universal Worthy 
- The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 192)
Selection source: Teachings of Buddhism, 
Seikyo Shimbun, Oct 3rd, 2015

Wednesday, Oct 14th, 2015
"The Greek philosopher Plato is said to have advised: 'We should recall in the vigour of the young people around us our former youthful vigour and allow their energy to revive us.'

"At SGI discussion meetings, which are attended by people of all ages, the elderly have a chance to absorb the energy of the young, while the young have the opportunity to learn from the experience and wisdom of the elderly.

"Nothing is wasted in Buddhism. In that sense, it is a model for an ageing society.

"The key is to keep hope alive in our lives, to hold on to our ideals. It is to press ahead with our mission as long as we are alive.

"The American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–82) wrote:

'For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.'"[1]

SGI Newsletter No. 9302, The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace, Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 13: "You Will Grow Younger, and Your Good Fortune Will Accumulate," 13.1 Enjoying a Rewarding and Fulfilling "Third Stage of Life," from the September 2015 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 2nd Oct. 2015

[1] Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Morituri Salutamus," The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (New York: AMS Press, Inc., 1966), vol. 3, p. 196.

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web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html

--- KYO NO GOSHO ---
(Gosho Zenshu, page 781


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