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    "Strengthen your faith day by day and month after month."

    ("On Persecutions Befalling the Sage", The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 997) Selection source: "SGI President Ikeda's Peace Proposal for 2010", Seikyo Shimbun,Jan. 26th, 2010
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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      "When one comes to realise and see that each thing--the cherry, the plum, the peach, the damson--in its own entity, without undergoing any change, possesses the eternally endowed three bodies, then this is what is meant by the word ryo, 'to include' or all inclusive."

      (Ongi kuden - Gosho Zenshu, page 784, The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings, page 200) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, Jan 27th 2010.
      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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        Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

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          "Be resolved to summon forth the great power of faith, and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with the prayer that your faith will be steadfast and correct at the moment of death."

          (The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 218) Selection source: Gosho study for February, Seikyo Shimbun, February 2nd, 2010
          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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            "Promises are the seeds of growth. Deciding to fulfil a promise and striving to do so on a daily basis leads to personal development."

            SGI Newsletter No. 7925, The New Human Revolution--Vol. 23: Chap. 1, The Future 35, translated Feb. 1st, 2010
            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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              "Buddhism is reason."

              (The Hero of the World - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 839) Selection source: Study for New Members, Seikyo Shimbun, July 7th, 2009
              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                The Gosho states: "Buddhism primarily concerns itself with victory or defeat."* When we win, unlimited happiness is certain to well up from the depths of our beings and our lives are sure to overflow with good fortune! Let us leave no stone unturned to ensure a dramatic turn-around in whatever seems like a tough situation, and then let's savour the thrill and joy of having achieved a resounding victory.

                Daisaku Ikeda

                * "The Hero of the World" - WND-I, page 835
                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                  "As practitioners of the Daishonin's Buddhism, we not only deal with our own problems and worries, but concern ourselves with the welfare of others and the development of kosen-rufu. All of these different problems and concerns motivate us to chant daimoku. We can also turn them into an impetus for taking the best course of action for our happiness. Faith gives us the strength to tap the life-force needed to do so. The Mystic Law is the ultimate key to realizing a life of eternity, happiness, true self, and purity."

                  SGI Newsletter No. 7811, YOUNG WOMEN’S DIVISION COMMEMORATIVE GATHERING--PART 1 [OF 5] Be Cheerful Suns of Happiness, from the June 7th, 2009, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated July 3rd, 2009
                  Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                    Here I will make a great vow. Though I might be offered the rulership of Japan
                    if I would only abandon the Lotus Sutra, accept the teachings of the Meditation
                    Sutra, and look forward to rebirth in the Pure Land, though I might be told that
                    my father and mother will have their heads cut off if I do not recite the
                    Nembutsu - whatever obstacles I might encounter, so long as persons of wisdom do
                    not prove my teachings to be false, I will never yield! All other troubles are
                    no more to me than dust before the wind.


                    (WND, 280)
                    The Opening of the Eyes
                    Written to Shijo Kingo in February 1272
                    SoCal

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                      Sending much love to you all! My continued respect and appreciation to PTD and SoCal for including such awesome inspirational readings!!

                      Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!!!!!!!!!!!
                      DG

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                        DG! Its so cool to have you back and posting again! Your appreciation means a lot to me. I am sure SoCal feels the same. Thank you very much!

                        A big shout-out to Trichy and Stevius! Thank you so much for being here! We are a global family thinking of all of our family members that are not here with us each day!


                        To chant for another persons happiness is the same as chanting for one's own. One can not change another person's karma, but one can influence ANYTHING with the power of one's life. Never doubt that things unseen are occurring. The power of faith is unlimited (as we have all shown here many times). To chant for another person's happiness is an act of compassion that will ultimately lead to Buddha wisdom.

                        Much love and deepest respect!

                        Thomas
                        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. If you are of the same mind as Nichiren, you must be a Bodhisattva of the Earth."

                          (The True Aspect of All Phenomena - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 385) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, Feb 3, 2010.
                          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                            "To foster others also means to polish and perfect oneself."

                            SGI Newsletter No. 7927, The New Human Revolution--Vol. 23: Chap. 1, The Future 37, translated Feb. 2nd, 2010
                            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                              "To attain Buddhahood in this lifetime--in other words, to establish a life-state of indestructible happiness and open the way towards peace and happiness for all--it is essential to live one's life true to the commitment of kosen-rufu. Great persecution and obstacles, however, lie in the path of those who seek to fulfil this vow. Therefore, the resolve to never abandon faith is crucial."

                              SGI Newsletter No. 7816, The New Human Revolution--Vol. 22: Chap. 3, High Seas 41, translated July 10th, 2009
                              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                                Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
                                "To foster others also means to polish and perfect oneself."

                                SGI Newsletter No. 7927, The New Human Revolution--Vol. 23: Chap. 1, The Future 37, translated Feb. 2nd, 2010




                                YES THIS IS WHAT WE DO! AND TO PROTECT ANOTHER CHANTING GROWER OR ANOTHER BODHISATTVA IS A REQUIREMENT IN MY HUMBLE OPINION! Everyone we introduce should be protected and encouraged. Let's keep doing shakubuku!

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