Buddhist Food for Thought 082614

To My Friends

August 26th, 2014

Let’s make clear-cut goals toward
fresh advance!
Prayer infused with deep
determination accompanied by
concrete action is the driving force
for the development of kosen-rufu.



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, August 26, 2014:

We accumulate great good fortune through our earnest prayers, devotion and efforts for the sake of Buddhism, kosen-rufu and humankind. Prayer without action is not the way of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, August 26, 2014:

There is no trace of coercion or concern for appearances in Nichiren’s behavior. He looked on those who were suffering, those who were bravely fighting alongside him, as if they were himself in the same situations. He prized each and every one of them. He encouraged them and sympathized with them, and we must never forget that the true essence of humanity is to be found in this. When we observe Nichiren’s actions, we are deeply struck by the conviction that this is the way a Buddhist must live.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Tuesday, August 26, 2014:

It is easy to sustain our concern for someone who is before our very eyes, but quite a different thing when that person is far away, even though in our heart we may not forget him. Nevertheless, in the five years. . . that have already passed since I came to live here in the mountains, you have sent your husband from the province of Sado to visit me three times. How great is your sincerity! It is firmer than the great earth, deeper than the great sea!

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 933
The Sutra of True Requital
Written to the lay nun Sennichi on July 28, 1278




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