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Friday, January 22, 2016

[SGI-ToMyFriends-Wagatomo] 22 Jan 2016 To My Friends & Daily Gosho + 23 Jan Daily Encouragement


A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends" 
published in the Seikyo Shimbun and more.

Friday, Jan 22nd, 2016
It's the very essence of all our activities
for leaders to be the forerunners.
First of all, let's take action ourselves
and then share with others
the challenges we are facing 
and the experiences we have had 
of practising this Buddhism,
vividly and enthusiastically!

Friday, Jan 22nd, 2016
" I cannot hold back my tears (when I think of the great persecution confronting me now,) or when I think of the joy of attaining Buddhahood in the future."

(The True Aspect of All Phenomena 
– WND Vol.1 page 386)
Selection Source: 
" The New Human Revolution"
Seikyo Shinbun, Jan. 22nd, 2016

Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2016
"President John F. Kennedy (1917–63) of the United States called courage "the most admirable of human virtues." [1] He admired courage, and earnestly sought capable people who were courageous and prized that quality themselves. He also believed that important lessons could be learned from such people.

"I understand his sentiments perfectly. Courageous people have integrity, and people with integrity are trustworthy. Trustworthy people make many friends and bring success. . . .

"Second Soka Gakkai president Josei Toda also stressed the importance of courage. He solemnly declared that while Buddhism teaches compassion, it's really all about courage—in other words, acting with courage is the way to manifest true compassion. Courage and compassion are two sides of the same coin, he said. . . .

"None are more admirable than those who can summon courage at a crucial moment. Courage is the very essence of Buddhism and of genuine humanity. . . .

"Courage is the driving force for victory."

SGI Newsletter No. 9344, from the 15th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting, 6th Feb., 2008, featured during the 15th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meeting of the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu, 9th Jan., 2016, translation released 21st Jan. 2016

[1] John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage (New York: HarperPerennial, 1964), p. 1.

** The Japanese kanji is available by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun's
web-site address at http://www.seikyoonline.jp/news/index.html

"Leader" sossen koso
Subete no katsudo no yotei da.
Mazu mizukara ga koudou o!
Waga chosen to taiken o
Ikiiki to katare!


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