Buddhist Food for Thought 072814

Words of the Week

July 28th, 2014

An invigorating gongyo is the
force for health and fulfillment.
With a wise and prudent daily rhythm,
let’s spend each day creating value
cheerfully, joyfully and in good health.



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, July 28, 2014:

Life is a process of ongoing challenge. Those who lead lives of boundless challenge realize boundless growth. In a time of tumultuous change, what people need most is the vitality to challenge their circumstances and the wisdom to open the treasure-house of knowledge and to ceaselessly strive to create new value.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, July 28, 2014:

The Buddha’s compassion is perfectly equal and impartial. The Buddha views all beings as his own children and strives to elevate them to attain his same enlightened state of life. It’s not that there are no differences among people. Rather, it’s that the Buddha, while fully recognizing people’s differences, does not discriminate among them.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Monday, July 28, 2014:

Since I have realized that only the Lotus Sutra teaches the attainment of Buddhahood by women, and that only the Lotus is the sutra of true requital for repaying the kindness of our mother, in order to repay my debt to my mother, I have vowed to enable all women to chant the daimoku of this sutra.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 931
The Sutra of True Requital
Written to the lay nun Sennichi on July 28, 1278




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