Buddhist Food for Thought 091614

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

A nurse who cared for many terminal patients has observed, “Ultimately, people only die as they have lived.” To die happily is therefore extremely difficult. And since death is the final settlement of accounts for one’s life, it is when our true self comes to the fore. We practice faith to live happily and also to die happily. One who has faith in the Mystic Law will not die an unhappy death.






Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

One thing is certain: That is that the power of belief, the power of thought, will move reality in the direction of what we believe and conceive of it. If you really believe you can do something, you can. That is a fact.




Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

Therefore, those who become Nichiren’s disciples and lay believers should realize the profound karmic relationship they share with him and spread the Lotus Sutra as he does. Being known as a votary of the Lotus Sutra is a bitter, yet unavoidable destiny.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 994
Letter to Jakunichi-bo
Written to Jakunichi-bo Nikke on September 16, 1279




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