Buddhist Food for Thought 091214

To My Friends

September 12, 2014

The weather has been unpredictable,
bringing with it sudden downpours, gales,
and lightening and thunder.
Gather correct information on current
weather conditions and swiftly
share it with one another!
Remain vigilant–don’t be careless!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, September 12, 2014:

I hope you members of the youth division will, in the spirit of Shijo Kingo, advance with the Daishonin and also with Mr. Makiguchi, Mr. Toda and myself. This spirit of joint struggle shared by mentor and disciple is the very heart of the SGI. It represents a solidarity in which people are linked by a true unity of purpose and commitment. May each one of you lead the most valuable, meaningful youth. The age belongs to you.


1271: Tatsunokuchi Persecution. The Daishonin, who is about to be beheaded by government troops, is saved when a flash of light in the night sky frightens the executioners away. The government later decides to exile him to Sado Island.

unity/itai doshin sgi.org

unity/itai doshin sgi.org

Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, September 12, 2014:

Buddhism teaches that all people are inherently Buddhas. I believe that this Buddhist view of humanity embodies a fundamental principle for world peace. You are a Buddha and I am a Buddha. That’s why we must not fight each other. That’s why we must respect each other.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, September 12, 2014:

A brilliant orb as bright as the moon burst forth from the direction of Enoshima, shooting across the sky from southeast to northwest. It was shortly before dawn and still too dark to see anyone’s face, but the radiant object clearly illuminated everyone like bright moonlight. The executioner fell on his face, his eyes blinded. The soldiers were filled with panic. Some ran off into the distance, some jumped down from their horses and huddled on the ground, while others crouched in their saddles. I called out, “Here, why do you shrink from this vile prisoner? Come closer! Come closer!” But no one would approach me.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 767
The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra

Written to the lay nun Konichi in 1276





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