Buddhist Food for Thought 080114

To My Friends

August 1, 2014

Let’s give refreshing greetings
in the morning.
Be the first to reach out with
heartfelt enthusiasm.
Let’s develop new bonds of
friendship with a cheerful
and invigorating voice and smile.



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, August 1, 2014:

We must not allow ourselves to become bureaucratic and take for granted the efforts of those working behind the scenes. Nor must we ever forget to be considerate of those members of our families who may not be practicing the Daishonin’s Buddhism. We must remember that for every person involved in SGI activities there is another, supporting him or her behind the scenes.

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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, August 1, 2014:

By wholeheartedly and directly meeting life’s challenges, we bring forth from within ourselves the “three bodies of the Buddha,” which are truth, wisdom and compassion. The light of this internal wisdom constantly encourages and guides us toward true and correct action.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, August 1, 2014:

If Nichiren’s compassion is truly great and encompassing, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo will spread for ten thousand years and more, for all eternity, for it has the beneficial power to open the blind eyes of every living being in the country of Japan, and it blocks off the road that leads to the hell of incessant suffering.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 736
On Repaying Debts of Gratitude
Written to Joken-bo and Gijo-bo on July 21, 1276




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