Buddhist Food for Thought 071214

To My Friends

July 12, 2014

To our young men group leaders–
the trials and tribulations you undergo
in the springtime of your youth will
shine as your lifetime treasures.
Therefore, challenge yourself!
Play out an indomitable drama of
triumphant victory!

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For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, July 12, 2014:

I imagine that some of you have family members who are not yet practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism. There is no need to be impatient or to agonize over this. Whether people take faith has to do with their mystic connection with Buddhism, which takes a variety of different forms. Important is the presence of one person who is practicing. One person’s attainment of Buddhahood brings happiness to family members and relatives and all those around him or her. When a single sun rises, everything is illuminated.

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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, July 12, 2014:

No one can better bask in summer’s balm than those who have endured winter’s bite. Similarly, it is those who have suffered through life’s darkest hours who are able to truly savor the bright dawn of happiness. The person who has transformed the worst of fate into the best of fortune is life’s champion.

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Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, July 12, 2014:

When I think that I will surely eradicate these karmic impediments and in the future go to the pure land of Eagle Peak, though various grave persecutions fall on me like rain and boil up like clouds, since they are for the sake of the Lotus Sutra, even these sufferings do not seem like sufferings at all.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 191
The Origin of the Service for Deceased Ancestors
Written to Shijo Kingo on July 12, 1271

Eagle Peak WY (Ystone Park)---en.wikipedia.org

Eagle Peak WY (Ystone Park)—en.wikipedia.org

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