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A translation of President Ikeda's "To My Friends"
published in the Seikyo Shinbun and more.
Friday, August 19th, 2016
-- TO MY FRIENDS --
Let's not compare ourselves with others,
but instead strive to polish and improve
the strong points that each of us possesses!
Buddhism teaches the principle of
"the cherry, plum, peach, and damson blossoms".*
Through our resolved chanting and undaunted action,
we can open up a remarkable life condition.
*"When one comes to realise and see that each thing – the cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms – in their own entity, without undergoing any change, possesses the eternally endowed three bodies,"
(" The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings", page 200)
Friday, August 19th, 2016
--- DAILY GOSHO ---
"The reason that you have survived until now when so many have died was so that you would meet with this affair. This is where you will cross the Uji River. This is where you will ford the Seta. This will determine whether you win honour or disgrace your name."
("Reply to Yasaburo",
-WND, Vol 1, page 829)
Selection Source: Kyo no Hosshin
Seikyo Shinbun: August 19th, 2016
Saturday , August 20th, 2016
---- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----
"We are all mortal, so as the years go by, we cannot avoid the sufferings of aging, sickness, and death. We are also bound to encounter various difficulties in the course of striving to fulfill our mission for kosen-rufu. But Nichiren Daishonin writes: 'The pine tree lives for ten thousand years, and therefore its boughs become bent and twisted' (WND-1, 471), and 'The votary of the Lotus Sutra is the Thus Come One whose life span is immeasurable' (WND-1, 471). With the firm conviction that we are 'Thus Come Ones whose life span is immeasurable,' we can calmly overcome every challenge we face."
SGI Newsletter No. 9434, May the Joy of Victory Shine in the Lives of Our Many Treasures Group Members, from the September 2016 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released 17th Aug., 2016
* The Japanese kanji is available
by clicking on Seikyo Shinbun's
-- WAGA TOMO NI OKURU --
HITO TO KURABERU NODEWA NAKU
JIBUN NO YOSA O MIGAKE!
BUPPO WA "O-BAI-TO-RI"
INORI KODOSURU NAKA DE
DAI-KYOGAI WA HIRAKARERU
--- KYO NO GOSHO ---
IMAMADE IKITE ARITSURU WA KONO KOTO NI AWAN TAME NARI KERI, KOREKOSO UJIGAWA O WATASESHI TOKORO YO. KOREKOSO SETA O WATASESHI TOKORO YO. NA O AGURUKA NA O KUDASUKA NARI
("YASABURO DONO GOHENJI", Gosho Zenshu PAGE 1451)
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from there on it is all automatic!
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