Buddhist Food for Thought 090414

To My Friends

September 4, 2014

Your life of noble mission is an
irreplaceable, precious treasure.
I urge you to challenge the problems
confronting you head on and
cause “cherry, plum, peach and damson”(*)
blossoms of happiness to bloom in
abundant profusion!

(*)Buddhism teaches principle of “cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,” which elucidates the unique diversity and beauty of all living entities. (cf OTT p. 200)



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, September 4, 2014:

Leaders who are responsible for organizing and holding discussion meetings in the SGI must study. If they do not, they cannot hope to satisfy the participants and inspire them with fresh energy and enthusiasm.



Buddhism Day by Day


Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, September 4, 2014:

What was the secret to Thomas Edison’s success? He explained that it was to never give up before he succeeded in what he was trying to do. Not giving up—that’s the only way. Once you give up you are defeated. This is equally true in the realm of faith. Quitting is not faith. We have to keep chanting until our prayers are answered. That is the correct way of prayer.




Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Thursday, September 4, 2014:

Question: Why do you alone spew forth such evil words about other people? Answer: I, Nichiren, am not condemning others. I am only pointing out the questionable places in their doctrines. If they want to get angry at me, then let them!

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 867
Letter to Shomitsu-bo
Written to Shomitsu-bo in 1277





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