Buddhist Food for Thought 082914

To My Friends

August 29, 2013

Leaders, muster your courage and engage
yourself in the forefront of activities!
Converse with and get to know each member
and foster a fresh array of capable individuals.
Create a groundswell of development and progress!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, August 29, 2014:

Worldly success and good circumstances based on luck can easily crumble. They are as transient as an illusion. But the state of Buddhahood, once attained, can never be destroyed, not for all eternity. We will enjoy an existence overflowing with good fortune and immense joy in lifetime after lifetime.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, August 29, 2014:

Though one might point at the earth and miss it, though one might bind up the sky, though the tides might cease to ebb and flow and the sun rise in the west, it could never come about that the prayers of the practitioner of the Lotus Sutra would go unanswered. -Nichiren



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, August 29, 2014:

[As a youth] he received great wisdom from the living Bodhisattva Space Treasury. He prayed to the bodhisattva to become the wisest person in Japan. The bodhisattva must have taken pity on him, for he presented him with a great jewel as brilliant as the morning star, which Nichiren tucked away in his right sleeve. Thereafter, on perusing the entire body of sutras, he was able to discern in essence the relative worth of the eight schools as well as of all the scriptures.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 650
Letter to the Priests of Seicho-ji
Written to the priests of Seicho-ji temple on January 11, 1276




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