Buddhist Food for Thought 091514

To My Friends

Sept 15, 2014

Let’s all lend our wholehearted support
to the men and women group leaders
who are striving strenuously in the
forefront of our SGI activities!
Let’s develop our local communities
into an eternal citadel burgeoning with
outstanding individuals of ability!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, September 15, 2014:

I hope that each of you will realize success in your respective fields, fully recognizing that success means not giving up halfway but resolutely pursuing the path you have chosen. To this end, it is also important that you realize that the place where you work is a place for forging your character and growing as a human being. By extension, therefore, it is a place for your Buddhist practice, a place for practicing and deepening your faith. When you view things from this angle, all your complaints will disappear. No one is more pathetic than someone who is constantly complaining.




Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, September 15, 2014:

When one is deluded, it is as if one were dreaming. And when one is enlightened, it is as if one had awakened. -Nichiren

Daily Wisdom


From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Monday, September 15, 2014:

The deeper the roots, the more luxuriant the branches. The farther the source, the longer the stream. All sutras other than the Lotus Sutra have shallow roots and short streams, while the Lotus Sutra has deep roots and a distant source. That is why the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai stated that the Lotus Sutra would survive and spread even in the evil latter age.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 940
The Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream
Written to Shijo Kingo on September 15, 1278




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