Buddhist Food for Thought 070314 Happy Mentor & Disciple Day

To My Friends

July 3rd,  2014

Once one person can make
a breakthrough, the second
and a third will follow.
This is the formula for victory!
Become a pioneer of the new era
and shine in your community!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, July 3, 2014:

Those who have a mentor in life are truly fortunate. The path of mentor and disciple is one that leads to personal development and growth. Those without a mentor may appear free and unbeholden to anyone, but without a solid standard or model on which to base themselves their lives will be aimless and wandering.


Day of Mentor and Disciple.
1945: President Josei Toda is released from Toyotama Prison.
1957: President Daisaku Ikeda is arrested in Osaka on false charges.




Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, July 3, 2014:

A mentor is indispensable if we are to develop into people of outstanding character. Viewed on a deeper level, our relationship with our mentor can have an even greater significance for us than our relationship with our parents. In the mentor-disciple relationship, we can find the very essence for achieving victory in life.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Thursday, July 3, 2014:

Since the Lotus Sutra defines our body as the Dharma body of a Thus Come One, our mind as the reward body of a Thus Come One, and our actions as the manifested body of a Thus Come One, all who uphold and believe in even a single phrase or verse of this sutra will be endowed with the benefits of these three bodies.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 922
The One Essential Phrase
Written to the lay nun Myoho on July 3, 1278




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