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    "As you all know, salmon are born in rivers, swim to the sea where they grow to adulthood, before returning several years later to lay their eggs in the rivers in which they were born. They swim strenuously upstream against the current, sometimes injuring themselves on rocks and stones, and then the males and females come together and spawn. The female salmon protect the eggs in a hole they cover with gravel. After which, the parent salmon die.

    “Salmon give their all so they can leave behind descendants. The same is true of human beings. That’s how challenging it is to produce successors.

    “I hope that all of you will make the same arduous effort to pass on to your children, your grandchildren, and your juniors in faith, all that you have learnt and accumulated in your lives through your Buddhist practice. Continuing to kindle the flame of faith in those around you is how we ensure the eternal perpetuation of the Law."


    SGI Newsletter No. 8697, The New Human Revolution––Volume 26: Chapter 1, Atsuta 33, translated Jan. 9th, 2013
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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      "Now, no matter what, strive in faith and be known as a votary of the Lotus Sutra, and remain my disciple for the rest of your life."

      (The True Aspect of All Phenomena - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 385) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, January 11th, 2013
      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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        I am here Doobie! I always read everything you write

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

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          There is nothing that inspires people more
          than our own personal experiences.
          It's the positive effects you yourself have experienced from this practise
          that hits home best with others!
          Let's share our enthusiasm for this practise
          with as many friends as we possibly can.
          I pazzi osano dove gli angeli temono d'andare....

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            Nam myoho renge kyo !
            (Medical Patient In Compliance)

            Nam myoho renge kyo !! Mugi wasshin
            your bud
            babba

            Peace/ Be here now

            Babba's Farm L.L.C.


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              NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO!!

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                Welcome GHOST!
                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                  Nam myoho renge kyo !
                  My soul smells of Canapa!

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                    Welcome Ghost!

                    nam-myoto-range-kyo!
                    I pazzi osano dove gli angeli temono d'andare....

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                      "Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever."

                      (Happiness in This World - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 681) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, January 19th, 2013
                      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                        "Nichiren Daishonin states that if we follow a friend who upholds the Lotus Sutra, a person who is a rare treasure, we will not only be able to attain Buddhahood, but also to lead others to enlightenment, even parents who may have initially been opposed to our Buddhist practice (cf. WND-1, 638). As long as we stay united with our fellow members, good friends who embrace the Mystic Law, we will be able to walk the path to happiness and victory, and help our other friends and loved ones do the same."

                        SGI Newsletter No. 8704, Forging Ahead Joyfully and Harmoniously from Our Discussion Meetings, from the February 2013 issue of Daibyakurenge, the Soka Gakkai monthly study journal, translated 17th Jan., 2013
                        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                          "Although I and my disciples may encounter various difficulties, if we do not harbour doubts in our hearts, we will as a matter of course attain Buddhahood."

                          (The Opening of the Eyes, The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. I, page 283) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, October 1st, 2012
                          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                            We experience true pleasure in life when we are able to courageously face and overcome all kinds of hardships. The Gosho says: "Strive ever harder in faith, and never give in to negligence."* Let's joyfully and fervently carry out our daily practice of Gongyo and Daimoku so that we can manifest our full potential of the Buddha from within and be constantly victorious!

                            Daisaku Ikeda

                            * Gosho - Letter to Niike, WND-1, page 1027
                            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                              "And yet, though one might point at the earth and miss it, though one might bind up the sky, though the tides might cease to ebb and flow and the sun rise in the west, it could never come about that the prayers of the practitioner of the Lotus Sutra would go unanswered."

                              (On Prayer - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 345) Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, November 29th, 2012
                              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                                " Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other. 'All others who bear you enmity or malice will likewise be wiped out' [cf. LSOC23, 329]. These golden words [of the Lotus Sutra] will never prove false. The heart of strategy and swordsmanship derives from the Mystic Law. Have profound faith. A coward cannot have any of his prayers answered.- From “The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra” (WND-1, 1001).

                                "Always courageously open the way forwards with the 'strategy of the Lotus Sutra.' This is the Gakkai spirit in direct accord with the Daishonin’s heart. For that reason, let’s begin every undertaking with strong prayer.

                                "The Mystic Law has the beneficial power to vanquish all devilish functions. It can activate the heavenly deities and turn anyone in any of the Ten Worlds into a friend or ally.

                                "Even this supreme strategy, however, will be to no avail if we are cowardly. Courage is of the essence. With courageous faith, let us open the way to victory in all spheres."


                                SGI Newsletter No. 8677, Living the Gosho: (95) Open the Way Forwards Based on Faith, from the 24th Nov., 2012, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated 26th Nov. 2012
                                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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