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    "This body of ours in the end will become nothing more than the soil of the hills and fields. Therefore, it is useless to begrudge your life, for though you may wish to, you cannot cling to it forever. Even people who live a long time rarely live beyond the age of one hundred. And all the events of a lifetime are like the dream one dreams in a brief nap."

    (The Fourteen Slanders - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 760) Selection Source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shinbun, November 26th, 2012
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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      "Some of you may have experienced setting yourself a target, but not being able to stick to it for long. I also understand this feeling well.

      "But even if you only manage to stick to something for a few days, that’s fine. When you challenge something even for three days, you’ll achieve three days’ worth of growth. You should feel good about yourself for having persevered in something for three days. There’s no need to feel bad about stopping after a few days; just keep starting over again. If you repeat that pattern 10 times, that makes a whole month!

      "Those who can keep refreshing their determination and trying again are most admirable. They are winners. The important thing is to continue challenging yourself with perseverance."


      SGI Newsletter No. 8689, Soar into the Skies of Hope! [4] Summer of Challenge, from the 1st Aug., 2012, issue of Boys and Girls Hope News, the Soka Gakkai monthly newspaper for the boys and girls division, translated 14th Dec. 2012
      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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        "(It also states that, if the minds of living beings are impure, their land is also impure, but if their minds are pure, so is their land.) There are not two lands, pure or impure in themselves. The difference lies solely in the good or evil of our minds."

        (On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 4) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, December 19th, 2012
        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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          It is thanks to the struggles and efforts of our Women's division
          that all of us are able to advance victoriously
          .
          Our hearts are filled with appreciation
          and our palms are pressed together in reverence
          .
          Three cheers to our sun-like mothers,
          whose lives will eternally overflow with the greatest of good fortune!


          Daisaku Ikeda
          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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            There is only this in my country.
            http://www.sgi-italia.org/sokagakkai/DaisakuIkeda.php

            but I'm not complaining myself!!!

            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
            My soul smells of Canapa!

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              "Now is the time to challenge yourselves wholeheartedly for kosen-rufu. Strive in your activities with the spirit of shouldering full responsibility for the SGI. That is the way to your own personal human revolution.

              "Who are the greatest victors in life? Those in the spotlight? No. It is those who have attained spiritual victory. They are the true and eternal victors."


              SGI Newsletter No. 8671, On Our Shared Journey for Kosen-rufu, (22) Advance with “Brave Faith, ” from 15th July, 2012 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated 14th Nov. 2012
              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                Let's hoist high the banner of Soka.
                We are the pillars of our nation.*
                Come, let's advance boldly.
                Let's open up a new era!


                Daisaku Ikeda

                *"I will be the pillar of Japan. I will be the eyes of Japan. I will be the great ship of Japan. This is my vow, and I will never forsake it!" - "The Opening of the Eyes", WND-I, page 280
                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                  "You must simply make up your mind. Look at the world this year as a mirror. The reason that you have survived until now when so many have died was so that you would meet with this affair. ... This will determine whether you win honour or disgrace your name."

                  (Reply to Yasaburo - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 829) Selection source: Suntetsu, Seikyo Shimbun, November 18th, 2012
                  Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                    "All disciples and lay supporters of Nichiren should chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with the spirit of many in body but one in mind, transcending all differences among themselves to become as inseparable as fish and the water in which they swim. This spiritual bond is the basis for the universal transmission of the ultimate Law of life and death."

                    (The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 217) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, December 7th, 2012
                    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                      "Those who continue to challenge themselves and work hard are able to understand the efforts and hard work of others, as if reflected in a mirror."

                      SGI Newsletter No. 8681, Encouragement for Soka Educators (2) Creating a New Age of Education Where Teacher and Student Grow Together—Part 2 [of 3], from the 2nd Feb., 2012, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated 30th Nov. 2012
                      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                        "If you think the Law is outside yourself, you are embracing not the Mystic Law."

                        (On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 3) Selection source: The New Human Revolution, Seikyo Shimbun, January 12th, 2013
                        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                          Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
                          "Now is the time to challenge yourselves wholeheartedly for kosen-rufu. Strive in your activities with the spirit of shouldering full responsibility for the SGI. That is the way to your own personal human revolution.

                          "Who are the greatest victors in life? Those in the spotlight? No. It is those who have attained spiritual victory. They are the true and eternal victors."


                          SGI Newsletter No. 8671, On Our Shared Journey for Kosen-rufu, (22) Advance with “Brave Faith, ” from 15th July, 2012 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated 14th Nov. 2012
                          Hey PassTheDoobie!

                          It's really a touching paragraph....

                          Im moved..

                          Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                          My soul smells of Canapa!

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                            "It makes no difference if the practitioner himself is lacking in worth, defective in wisdom, impure in his person, and lacking in virtue derived from observing the precepts. So long as he chants Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, they will invariably protect him."

                            (On Prayer - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 345) Selection Source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shinbun, November 19th, 2012

                            I HAPPEN TO KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT THIS IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE!

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                            Last edited by PassTheDoobie; 01-14-2013, 02:39.
                            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                              All of the challenges that we take on for the sake of kosen-rufu are perfect pportunities for us to change our karma. With the momentum created by chanting vibrant daimoku,
                              let's take action! Let's create a new chapter in our own personal history!


                              Daisaku Ikeda
                              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                                Brimming with life force,
                                let's do our utmost to hearten and inspire everyone!
                                Let's inspire our fellow members
                                with the type of encouragement
                                that deeply moves them to stand up
                                and say, "Yes! Let's advance!"


                                Daisaku Ikeda
                                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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