Buddhist Food for Thought 090214

To My Friends

September 2nd, 2014

My friends who are facing
adversity, don’t be defeated!
Now is the time to dramatically
transform your karma through
indomitable prayer.
Those with faith will triumph
in the end.



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

The stronger the oppression from without, the stronger one’s determination to summon forth one’s inner resources to fight against it—this is the spirit of youth.





Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

Ultimately, happiness rests on how you establish a solid sense of self or being. Happiness does not lie in outward appearances nor in vanity. It is a matter of what you feel inside; it is a deep resonance in your life. To be filled each day with a rewarding sense of exhilaration and purpose, a sense of tasks accomplished and deep fulfillment—people who feel this way are happy. Those who have this sense of satisfaction even if they are extremely busy are much happier than those who have time on their hands but feel empty inside.





Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

I hear that these priests have been slandering me for some years now. These mosquitos and gadflies, as it were, are such fools that they groundlessly revile Nichiren, who is like the lion king, when they have neither listened to nor seen him.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 856
The Third Doctrine
Written to Toki Jonin on October 1, 1277




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