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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

[SGI-ToMyFriends-Wagatomo] Oct. 11th, 2016 Daily Gosho plus Oct. 12th Daily Encouragement


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Tuesday, October 11th, 2016
Nichiren Buddhism teaches: "One day of life is more valuable than all the treasures of a major world system" (WND-1, 955).

Nothing is more precious than life. Nothing is more wonderful than to be able to freely live our lives.

Selection source: SGI President Ikeda's Guidance for the Future Division, Boys and Girls Hope News, translation released October 6th, 2016

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
"No matter how fine your words or meaningful your activities, it is by such very ordinary behaviour that people judge you. This is true everywhere. Such failings in the past have seriously hampered the progress of kosen-rufu.

"In Buddhism, the term 'sutra' (Jpn. kyo) means scripture or teaching. In a broader sense, it means that which expresses the lives of all living beings that is, all our words and actions. We are each 'reciting' our own sutra through our own words and actions.

"Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, in this sense, is the supreme sutra. As those who embrace this highest sutra, we must strive as much as we can to improve and refine our words and actions."

SGI Newsletter No. 9464, THE WISDOM FOR CREATING HAPPINESS AND PEACE, Part 3: Kosen-rufu and World Peace, Chapter 20: Be Good Citizens! Part 1 [of 2], 20.2 Be People Who Shine through Their Behaviour, from the August 2016 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translation released Oct. 7th, 2016 Sent from Scobie-john's iPad


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