Buddhist Food for Thought 091314

To My Friends

September 13, 2013

When you determine to repay
your debts of gratitude,
your life will develop boundlessly.
When you chant daimoku with
a sense of appreciation, you will
create eternal fortune and benefit!
โ€œIt is the heart that is important.โ€(*)

(*)โ€The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra,โ€ WND I, p. 1000



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, September 13, 2014:

The functions of both the “devil” and the “Buddha” exist within our lives. Ultimately, our battle is with ourselves. Whether in our Buddhist practice or in activities in society, or whether in historical, political or economic developments, everything essentially boils down to a struggle between positive and negative forces.




Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, September 13, 2014:

Exerting yourself by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo each day amounts to what might be called a spiritual workout. It purifies and cleanses your life, gets your motors running and puts you on the right course for the day. It gets your body and mind working smoothly and puts you in rhythm, in sync, with the universe.



Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, September 13, 2014:

Now Nichiren’s lifelong prayer and desire will be achieved in an instant. And this fits the Buddha’s prediction regarding the fifth five hundred years, just as one half of a tally matches the other.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 901
Reply to the Followers
Written to followers in Kamakura on March 21, 1278




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