Buddhist Food for Thought 091714

To My Friends

September 17th, 2014

Conversation that leads to understanding
and leaves the hearer fully satisfied will
enable them to make a fresh determination
toward their challenges.
Let’s listen to what each person has to say
with patience and sincerity, and then
warmly encourage and inspire them.



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, September 17, 2014:

Buddhism teaches, through the example of Bodhisattva Never Disparaging, to never look down on anyone. This is the essence of Buddhism. Nichiren Daishonin states that the “ultimate transmission” of Buddhism is to accord friends and fellow believers who are striving for kosen-rufu the same respect and reverence one would a Buddha.





Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, September 17, 2014:

Life can unfold unlimitedly as long as we have a heart of appreciation and an undefeated mind. Based on the Buddhist perspective of the eternity of life, we volunteered to be born in our current life-condition and chose to encounter the problems we have. If you can take this perspective, you should be able to overcome any difficulty with joy.




Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, September 17, 2014:

Even a word or a phrase of the correct teaching will enable one to gain the way, if it suits the time and the capacity of the people. But though one studies a thousand sutras and ten thousand treatises, one will not attain Buddhahood if these teachings are unsuitable for the time and the people’s capacity.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 302
Letter from Sado
Written to Toki Jonin on March 20, 1272




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