Buddhist Food for Thought 082514

To My Friends

August 25, 2013

Remember,
“If the spirit of many in body but one in mind prevails
among the people, they will achieve all their goals.” (*)
Unity is the force for hope.
Let’s all make a fresh start toward victory,
beginning with our discussion meetings
that ring with harmony!

(*) “Many in Body, One in Mind,” WND I-618

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For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, August 25, 2014:

Life flashes by in an instant. By devoting our lives to Buddhism, we will live a life of complete fulfillment. We are selling ourselves short if we fail to attain such a wonderful state of life.

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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, August 25, 2014:

One of the fascinating things about human beings is this: Believe for long enough that you are not as smart as others and this will actually lead to intellectual ineptitude. But, confronted with the same doubts, if you choose to believe that your mind is merely dormant for now, lacking in exercise, once you begin to train it, there are no bounds to what you can achieve.

Daily Wisdom

 From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Monday, August 25, 2014:

This Gohonzon is the essence of the Lotus Sutra and the eye of all the scriptures. It is like the sun and moon in the heavens, a great ruler on earth, the heart in a human being, the wish-granting jewel among treasures and the pillar of a house. When we have this mandala with us, it is a rule that all Buddhas and gods will gather round and watch over us, protecting us like a shadow day and night, just as warriors guard their ruler, as parents love their children, as fish rely on water, as trees and plants crave rain, or as birds depend on trees.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 624
On Upholding Faith in the Gohonzon
Written to the lay nun Myoshin on August 25, 1275

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