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Old 12-07-2017, 05:15 PM #2731
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"More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body, and the treasures of the heart are the most valuable of all. From the time you read this letter on, strive to accumulate the treasures of the heart!"

(The Three Kinds of Treasure- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 851) Selection source: New Human Revolution - Castle of Capable People - 7 , Seikyo Shimbun
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"No matter what our circumstances, all of us, by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and courageously taking action for kosen-rufu, can definitely manifest the life-state of Buddhahood, resembling a beautiful full moon shining serenely in the skies of our heart. Filled with joy at knowing that we, just as we are, are supremely respectworthy entities of the Mystic Law, we can confidently tap the wisdom and power of the Buddha to never be defeated by anything.

"As the Daishonin teaches, we can transform karma into mission, and awaken from the state of ordinary people simply waiting to be saved to Bodhisattvas of the Earth dedicated to actively striving alongside our mentor to help others attain enlightenment, thereby realizing happiness for ourselves and others."

SGI Newsletter No. 8491, A Jewelled Crown of Happiness for the Women’s Division[1], from the issue of Daibyakurenge

[1] May 3, Soka Gakkai Day, is also Soka Gakkai Mothers Day, in celebration of the women’s division members, the “mothers of kosen-rufu.”
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:12 PM #2733
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"More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body, and the treasures of the heart are the most valuable of all. From the time you read this letter on, strive to accumulate the treasures of the heart!"

(The Three Kinds of Treasure- The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 851) Selection source: New Human Revolution - Castle of Capable People - 7 , Seikyo Shimbun
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"My wish is that my disciples will be cubs of the lion king, never to be laughed at by the pack of foxes."

(In the Continent of Jambudvipa - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.2, page 1062)
Selection Source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shinbun
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"Mr. Makiguchi stated: 'Encountering obstacles or devilish functions is what distinguishes "practitioners" from mere "believers."'[1] He also said: 'People leading lives of minor good who practise faith only for their own benefit will certainly not encounter obstacles, but those leading lives of major good dedicated to altruistic bodhisattva practice will most definitely be assailed by devilish functions. Encountering obstacles and devilish functions is what identifies one as a practitioner.'[2]

"The three obstacles and four devils are the functions of fundamental darkness or ignorance arising from our own lives and the lives of others. When we practise the bodhisattva way that draws forth the inherent enlightenment or Dharma nature[3] of ourselves and others, obstacles and devilish functions are bound to make their appearance.

"Mr. Makiguchi also said that we should actively seek to bring such devilish functions out into the open. By summoning them forth and vanquishing them, he asserted, we could deepen our faith, acquire immeasurable benefit, and change poison into medicine,[4] establishing a life condition of supreme happiness. And through his personal example of facing persecution and battling obstacles with this spirit, he left a model of faith and Buddhist practice for all members of the SGI."

[1] Changing poison into medicine: The principle that earthly desires and suffering can be transformed into benefit and enlightenment by virtue of the power of the Law. This phrase is found in a passage from Nagarjuna’s Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom, which mentions “a great physician who can change poison into medicine.” This phrase is often cited to show that any problem or suffering can be transformed eventually into the greatest happiness and fulfillment in life.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Dharma nature: Also, fundamental nature of enlightenment: The unchanging nature inherent in all things and phenomena. It is identified with the fundamental Law itself, the essence of the Buddha’s enlightenment, or ultimate truth.
[4] Translated from Japanese. Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, Makiguchi Tsunesaburo Zenshu (Collected Writings of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi), (Tokyo: Daisanbunmei-sha, 1987), vol. 10, p. 152.
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"Regard your service to your lord as the practice of the Lotus Sutra. This is what is meant by 'No worldly affairs of life or work are ever contrary to the true reality.'"

(Reply to a Believer - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 905) Selection Source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shinbun
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"The reason that most people do not attain Buddhahood, the Daishonin asserts, is that, though they may have embraced faith in the Lotus Sutra from the distant past to the present, they end up being defeated by the three obstacles and four devils.

"This present moment is crucial, the Daishonin is saying. The three obstacles and four devils are hurdles we have to overcome to attain Buddhahood. By surmounting them, our attainment of Buddhahood is guaranteed. That is why when the three obstacles and four devils appear, “the wise will rejoice while the foolish will retreat” (WND-1, 637).

"The appearance of the three obstacles and four devils serves to show that we are on the correct path of Buddhist practice. The Soka Gakkai’s great tradition of faith since the time of founding president Tsunesaburo Makiguchi has been established by our unwavering commitment to strive for kosen-rufu with selfless dedication, undaunted by any hardship or obstacle. This is something that we must never forget."


SGI Newsletter No. 8746, Learning from the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin: The Teachings for Victory [46], The Three Obstacles and Four Devils. The Wise Will Rejoice, Let's Achieve Eternal Victory through Undefeated Buddhist Practice, from the November 2012 issue of the Daibyakurenge
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"A blue fly, if it clings to the tail of a thoroughbred horse, can travel ten thousand miles, and the green ivy that twines around the tall pine can grow to a thousand feet."

(On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land- The Writings of Nichiren Dashonin, Vol. 1, page 17) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun
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"I will win, no matter what!"

Having such strong confident faith means to believe in the power of the practice with unwavering conviction.

Let's advance proudly basing our actions on the "Strategy of the Lotus Sutra!"*


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* Gosho: The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra- WND-1, pg 1000, "It is the heart that is important. No matter how earnestly Nichiren prays for you, if you lack faith, it will be like trying to set fire to wet tinder. Spur yourself to muster the power of faith. Regard your survival as wondrous. Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other. 'All others who bear you enmity or malice will likewise be wiped out.' These golden words 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."
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