Buddhist Food for Thought 062914

To My Friends

June 29th, 2014

Pray resonantly!
Give wholehearted encouragement!
Our voice spreads hope in our
community and throughout society.
Remember, “The voice carries out
the work of the Buddha.”(*)

(*)”Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” chapter, THE RECORD OF THE ORALLY TRANSMITTED

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Sunday, June 29, 2014:

The important thing is to advance brightly and strive to be victorious at each moment, right where we are; to begin something here and now instead of fretting and worrying over what will happen. This is the starting point for transforming our lives.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Sunday, June 29, 2014:

Originally, every person’s life is a brilliantly shining mirror. Differences arise depending on whether one polishes this mirror: A polished mirror is the Buddha’s life, whereas a tarnished mirror is that of a common mortal. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is what polishes our lives.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Sunday, June 29, 2014:

If one hopes to study and master Buddhism, then one cannot do so without devoting time to the task.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 690
On Repaying Debts of Gratitude
Written to Joken-bo and Gijo-bo on July 21, 1276





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