Buddhist Food for Thought 070114

To My Friends

July 1, 2014

Let’s make wholehearted efforts
to foster the power of youth,
widely share Nichiren Buddhism
with others and develop our
Each division should unite as one
and advance, creating a glorious
SGI history!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, July 1, 2014:

“Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion,” the Daishonin says (MW-1, 119). It is by chanting powerful daimoku, like a lion’s roar, that we can move the Buddhist deities, the protective forces of the universe. The voice is very important—it has profound power. While naturally being careful not to disturb your neighbors, I hope you will endeavor to chant cheerful and powerful daimoku that reaches all the Buddhist deities and Buddhas throughout the 10 directions.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, July 1, 2014:

If we cherish the spirit to repay our debt of gratitude in the depths of our hearts, then our good fortune will increase by leaps and bounds. No matter how much action people might seem to be taking outwardly, if they lack the spirit to repay their debt of gratitude, their arrogance will destroy their good fortune.



Daily Wisdom

 From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014:

Though evils may be numerous, they cannot prevail over a single great truth, just as many raging fires are quenched by a single shower of rain. This principle also holds true with Nichiren and his followers.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 618
Many in Body, One in Mind
Written to the lay priest Takahashi on August 6, year unknown





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