Buddhist Food for Thought 091114

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, September 11, 2014:

Nothing can match the strength of those whose lives have been shaped and forged through challenging and overcoming hardships. Such people fear nothing. The purpose of our Buddhist practice is to develop such strength and fortitude. To cultivate such an invincible core is in itself a victory. It is also the greatest benefit. Those who can succeed in this endeavor will savor unsurpassed happiness; they can manifest the supreme state of Buddhahood.

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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, September 11, 2014:

If we are to survive, a stronghold of peace must be fashioned within the mind of every single man, woman and child on the earth. This stronghold must resolutely hold out against the invasion of any idea to make war.

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Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Thursday, September 11, 2014:

Because this mountain is where this wondrous votary of the Lotus Sutra dwells, how can it be any less sacred than the pure land of Eagle Peak? This is what [The Words and Phrases of the Lotus Sutra means when] it says, “Since the Law is wonderful, the person is worthy of respect; since the person is worthy of respect, the land is sacred.”

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 1097
The Person and the Law
Written to Nanjo Tokimitsu on September 11, 1281

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