Quotes from the Writings of Nichiren

Daily quotes from the Writings of Nichiren Vol. 1 & 2

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August 7, 2013 Words of the Week & To My Friends by Daisaku Ikeda (new)

waterfalls1August 7, 2013

–TO MY FRIENDS–
The Daishonin encourages us to
“believe continuously without ever regressing.”(*)
With faith like flowing water,
let’s challenge ourselves and refresh our determination
every single day so that we can record
golden memories in the diary of our lives.

(*)”The Two Kinds of Faith,” WND I, p. 899

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
「いつも・たいせず
 信ずるなり」
 清流のごとき信心で
 日々挑戦・日々発心だ!
 黄金の人生日記を綴れ!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
“ITSUMO TAISEZU SHINZURU NARI”
SEIRYU NO GOTOKI SHINJIN DE
HIBI CHOSEN HIBI HOSSHIN DA!
OGON NO JINSEI NIKKI O TSUZURE!

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August 6, 2013 – Words of the Week & To My Friends by Daisaku Ikeda (new)

August 6, 2013

–TO MY FRIENDS–
Summer is a time for youth to deepen
their study of Nichiren Buddhism.(*)
Nichiren Daishonin’s writings are the
jeweled sword of courage and
the driving force for victory.
Let’s all continue to study Buddhism
in earnest.

(*)At the end of September 2013, qualified Soka Gakkai youth candidates (in Japan) will be sitting for the youth division intermediate-level study exams.

Translation of “To My Friends” published in the Seikyo Shimbun, based on President Ikeda’s recent guidance, with universal value and application.

–わが友に贈る–
 青年部が
 教学研鑽の夏!
 御書は勇気の宝剣。
 勝利の原動力。
 徹して学びゆけ!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–
SEINENBU GA
KYOGAKU KENSAN NO NATSU!
GOSHO WA YUKI NO HOKEN.
SHORI NO GENDORYOKU.
TESSHITE MANABI YUKE!

On Prayer

Daisaku Ikeda

Daisaku Ikeda (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Prayer is the courage to persevere. It is the the struggle to overcome our own weakness and lack of confidence in ourselves. It is the act of impressing in the very depths of our being the conviction that we can change the situation without fail. Prayer is the way to destroy all fear. It is the way to banish sorrow, the way to light a torch of hope. It is the revolution that rewrites the scenario of our destiny.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda encouragement as appeared in Dec 3, 2004 World Tribune p.8

“Even places that have been shrouded in darkness for billions of years can be illuminated. Even a stone from the bottom of a river can be used to produce fire. Our present sufferings, no matter how dark, have certainly not continued for billions of years-nor will they linger forever. The sun will definitely rise. In fact, its ascent has already begun.” — President Ikeda

 

“Wisdom emerges through prayer. Victory emerges through wisdom.”
–Daisaku Ikeda

Prayer is a conversation with the universe, a dialogue with life itself.

Nichiren Buddhists chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, a declaration of the wonderful Dharma, or Law, of causality. It is an activation of the most noble state of life—Buddhahood—which exists in all life. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is an inexhaustible source of fortune and wisdom.

Buddhism For You: Prayer presents the thoughts of Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist scholar and spiritual leader for millions worldwide, focusing on the importance of prayer.

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