Buddhist Food for Thought 070514

For Today and Tomorrow

 Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, July 5, 2014:

What does attaining Buddhahood mean for us? It does not mean that one day we suddenly turn into a Buddha or become magically enlightened. In a sense, attaining Buddhahood means that we have securely entered the path, or orbit, of Buddhahood inherent in the cosmos. Rather than a final static destination at which we arrive and remain, achieving enlightenment means firmly establishing the faith needed to keep advancing along the path of absolute happiness limitlessly, without end.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, July 5, 2014:

Having the energy to argue is a sign of good health! When the two people in a relationship share similar conditions, it is only natural that they will lock horns from time to time. On the other hand, if one party begins to outgrow the other, then the two will probably not have serious confrontations, because their states of life are so different.

It would be great if we could live cheerfully, enjoying life to the extent that we regard our partner’s nagging as a sign of his or her good health and proof that he or she is still alive and kicking. When we develop a broad state of life, then even our partner’s ranting and raving will sound like the sweet song of a bird.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, July 5, 2014:

It is a rare thing to be born as a human being. And if, having been born as such, you do not do your best to distinguish between the correct doctrine and the incorrect so that in the future you may attain Buddhahood, then you are certainly not fulfilling your true worth as a human being.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 350
On Prayer
Written to Sairen-bo in September 1272




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