Buddhist Food for Thought 082014

To My Friends

August 20, 2014

“Filial piety toward one’s father and mother”
[is one of the four virtues Nichiren Daishonin
Those who treat their parents with kindness
and consideration are great individuals.
Let’s express our appreciation to our parents
through words and deeds.

(*)”The Four Virtues and the Four Debts of Gratitude,” WND II, p. 636

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For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

To be fearless no matter what happens—that is the root of true happiness. To move forward resolutely regardless of what lies in store—that is the spirit, the resolve, that leads to human victory. But if we allow ourselves to be disturbed by petty criticism and slander, if we fear pressure and persecution, we will never advance nor create anything of lasting value.




Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

Nature is like a mirror. It remains still, but I move. It seems unchanging, yet I am constantly changing. The mirror of nature reflects my inner world, the essence of humanity, and the great, all-embracing expanse of life itself. Only when we are connected to nature, engaged with nature, are we truly alive and vigorous. To really be alive, one must be under the sun, the moon, the shining stars and surrounded by the beautiful greenery and pure waters of the natural world.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, August 20, 2014:

And do not go around lamenting to others how hard it is for you to live in this world. To do so is an act utterly unbecoming to a worthy man.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 850
The Three Kinds of Treasure
Written to Shijo Kingo on September 11, 1277




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