Buddhist Food for Thought 071914 Happy YWD Day!



To My Friends

July 19, 2014

Another description of a true
champion is someone who
does not gives up.
Advance forward, no matter what!
Burn with an indomitable spirit and
tear down the walls that you
have built up around your heart.

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, July 19, 2014:

Youth is a truly wonderful thing. Unfortunately, though, this is often something that’s hard to appreciate when we’re young. Life passes by quickly. Before we know it, we are old. That’s why in our youth we should be as active as we possibly can. Rather than a life of blank pages, live a life crammed full of memories—of battles well fought and wonderfully diverse experiences. Not to leave behind any history, to just grow old and die, is a sad way to live.


1951: Young women’s division established.

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, July 19, 2014:

It’s foolish to be obsessed with past failures. And it’s just as foolish to be self-satisfied with one’s small achievements. The present and the future are what are important, not the past. Those who neglect this spirit of continual striving will start to veer off in a ruinous direction.

Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, July 19, 2014:

Those who believe in the Lotus Sutra should beware of and guard themselves against the sutra’s enemies. . . . If you do not know your enemies, you will be deceived by them.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 664
Letter to Konichi-bo
Written to Konichi-bo in March 1276


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