Buddhist Food for Thought 091414

To My Friends

September 14, 2014

Now is the time to fulfill
our mission as Bodhisattvas
of the Earth!
Let’s ensure that every friend,
with whom we have karmic ties,
will become happy without a
single exception!
Let’s share with them our
great philosophy of hope!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Sunday, September 14, 2014:

One’s true worth as a human being is not a matter of outward appearance or title but derives rather from the breadth of one’s spirit. Everything comes down to faith and conviction. It is what is in one’s heart and the substance of one’s actions that count.





Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Sunday, September 14, 2014:

The Buddha does not look down on living beings from on high. He lifts them up to the same level as himself. He teaches them that they are all equally treasure towers worthy of supreme respect. This is the philosophy of the Lotus Sutra and Nichiren’s spirit. It is true humanism.




Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Sunday, September 14, 2014:

The government’s persecution of me has clearly demonstrated my faith in the Lotus Sutra. There is no doubt that the moon wanes and waxes and that the tide ebbs and flows. In my case, too, since punishment has already occurred, benefit must be forthcoming. What is there to lament?

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 194
Letter from Echi
Written to Toki Jonin on September 14, 1271




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