Buddhist Food for Thought 070414

To My Friends

July 4th, 2014

Because we have problems, we are
able to deepen our prayer and
develop our lives.
Buddhism elucidates the
principle of “earthly desires
lead to enlightenment.”
Let’s transform all our problems
into a force for taking a significant
leap forward!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, July 4, 2014:

I place a high value on personal initiative. Spontaneity underlies the spirit of autonomy and independence; conversely, taking action because one is told to amounts to slavery of the spirit. Kosen-rufu will be advanced by brave people armed with the spirit of independence who voluntarily strive to fulfill the vow they made in the remotest past. Because they struggle of their own volition, they have no complaints or grievances. The greater the obstacles they face, the greater the courage, wisdom and power they muster from within.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, July 4, 2014:

A great inner revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of an entire society and, further, will cause a change in the destiny of humankind.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, July 4, 2014:

Even if it seems that, because I was born in the ruler’s domain, I follow him in my actions, I will never follow him in my heart.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 579
The Selection of the Time
Written to Yui in 1275




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