Buddhist Food for Thought 080614

To My Friends

August 6th, 2014

Encountering a good book
nourishes and enriches your heart.
Reading is life’s treasure.
Let’s learn from masterpieces of old
and spend a summer of fulfillment
and growth.



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, August 6, 2014:

Youth, and indeed life itself, flashes by in the blink of an eye. That is why it is important for you to ask yourselves what you can do for those who are suffering, what you can do to resolve the mournful contradictions that plague society, and boldly take on these great challenges without shunning the problems and difficulties you will inevitably face.

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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, August 6, 2014:

Prayer in Nichiren Buddhism is fundamentally a vow. It is a pledge or commitment to follow a chosen course of action; it is a declaration to challenge a clear objective. As such, how could anything be more wonderful than the vow to realize our personal human revolution and actualize the goal of world peace?



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, August 6, 2014:

Though numerous, the Japanese will find it difficult to accomplish anything, because they are divided in spirit. In contrast, although Nichiren and his followers are few, because they are different in body, but united in mind, they will definitely accomplish their great mission of widely propagating the Lotus Sutra.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 618
Many in Body, One in Mind
Written to the lay priest Takahashi on August 6, year unknown




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