Buddhist Food for Thought 080414

Words of the Week

August 4, 2014

The study of Nichiren Buddhism is
our guidepost to happiness.
Today, as always, let’s read the
gosho(*) and progress along
the correct path of life.
Let’s study together with the youth
and advance with growth and joy.

(*)Nichiren Daishonin’s writings/letters

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For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, August 4, 2014:

The resolve to accomplish your goals is what counts. If you earnestly put your mind to something, your brain, your body, your environment—everything—will start working toward achieving that end.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, August 4, 2014:

In Buddhist terms, the great universe and the self—the great macrocosm and the microcosm—are one. Since the self and all phenomena are one, all things are interrelated. Termed dependent origination, this teaching explains that all things weave a single whole in which individuals live in relation to all others.

In other words, all beings and phenomena exist or occur because of their relationship with other beings and phenomena, and nothing in either the human or the nonhuman world exists in isolation. All things are mutually related to and interdependent with all other things. They all form a great cosmos maintaining the rhythms of life.

Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Monday, August 4, 2014:

I spoke out solely because I had long known that the people of Japan would meet with great suffering, and I felt pity for them. Thoughtful persons should therefore realize that I have met these trials for their sake. If they were people who understood their obligations or who were capable of reason, then out of two blows that fall upon me, they would receive one in my stead.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 828
Reply to Yasaburo
Written to Saito Yasaburo on August 4, 1277




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