Buddhist Food for Thought 071314

To My Friends

July 13th , 2014

Those who have a prime point
in life will not be defeated.
Never forget “the purpose” of
your actions and live true to
your vow throughout your life.



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Sunday, July 13, 2014:

The glory we enjoy in a dream vanishes without a trace when we awaken. When an illusion disappears, nothing is left of its joy except a sense of emptiness, like that which one feels when finally sobering from a state of drunkenness. The joy of Buddhahood, however, is profound, indestructible and everlasting.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Sunday, July 13, 2014:

People shouldn’t hesitate to exert their all, in a way true to themselves. How can you possibly ever know how far or fast you can go if you’ve never run all-out? To give up even before you’ve tried is actually arrogance—an affront to the wondrous power of life within you and disrespectful to yourself. It is cowardly.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Sunday, July 13, 2014:

The Venerable Maudgalyayana put his faith in the Lotus Sutra, which is the greatest good there is, and thus not only did he himself attain Buddhahood, but his father and mother did so as well. And, amazing as it may seem, all the fathers and mothers of the preceding seven generations and the seven generations that followed, indeed, of countless lifetimes before and after, were able to become Buddhas.




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