DAILY GUIDANCE FROM PRESIDENT IKEDA FEBRUARY 13th 2015:

DAILY GUIDANCE FROM PRESIDENT IKEDA
FEBRUARY 13

We are [the children] of the Gakkai. Fearing nothing, let’s unite and advance resolutely in the cause of justice.

Daily Guidance, V.1 (1976)

★★★★★★

One’s faith in the Gohonzon should always blaze up like a resolute flame. Moreover, one must have the stern attitude that will permit nothing to come between [themselves] and the Gohonzon.

Daily Guidance, V.2 (1983)

★★★★★★

Determined that “I will change my destiny” and that “I will have my prayers fulfilled,” please offer fresh prayers to the Gohonzon every day and adorn each page of your life with beautiful, actual proof of victory.

Daily Guidance V.3 (1986)

★★★★★★

The important thing is to have the “ichinen” [determination] to learn from everything. You should strive to climb the slope from yesterday to today, and from today to tomorrow, refreshingly determined to reach a deeper understanding. This kind of vitality and seeking mind will guarantee your victory in life. You should never forget this.

Daily Guidance, V.4 (1989)

LEARNING NICHIREN BUDDHISM THROUGH THE GOSHO
FEBRUARY 13

The scripture called “The Supreme Gate to the Nature of Reality” [See note 5] states: “When wood encounters metal, it is broken; when fire meets up with water, its light is extinguished; when earth comes into contact with wood, it is depleted; when metal enters fire, it melts away; and when water encounters earth, its progress is halted.”

This is a scripture passage that is hardly worth citing, but when I am dealing with doctrinal matters I try to keep in mind the four ways of preaching, and so I have cited it.
So long as it does not go against the principles for the attainment of Buddhahood, it may be of use in understanding the ordinary ways of secular life.

However that may be, the sutra known as the Lotus Sutra is good medicine for the various ills of body and mind. Thus it states: “This sutra provides good medicine for the ills of the people of Jambudvīpa. If a person who has an illness is able to hear this sutra, then his illness will be wiped out and he will know neither old age nor death.” [See note 6]

Again it states: “[Once these living beings have heard the Law], they will enjoy peace and security in their present existence and good circumstances in future existences.” [See note 7]

And again: “All others who bear you enmity or malice will likewise be wiped out.” [See note 8]

NOTES
5. Little is known about this scripture.
6. Lotus Sutra, chap. 23.
7. Ibid., chap. 5.
8. Ibid., chap. 23.

WND II: 291 – The “Expedient Means” and “Life Span” Chapters (pp.746 – 751)

★★★★★★

SUPPLEMENTAL
SOKA GAKKAI DICTIONARY OF BUDDHISM (edited for space)

Jambudvīpa [閻浮提・贍部洲] (Skt; Pali Jambudīpa; Jpn Embudai or Sembu-shū): One of four continents situated in the four directions around Mount Sumeru, according to the ancient Indian worldview.

The joys of Jambudvīpa are fewer than those of the other three continents, for this continent is populated with people of bad karma. It is said, therefore, that the Buddhas appear only in Jambudvīpa in order to save the people.

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