Buddhist Food for Thought 091914

To My Friends

September 19, 2014

Don’t cause traffic accidents!
Let’s strictly guard against
becoming distracted while
driving, such as by talking
on the mobile phone.
Especially as the sun sets and
during the evening hours,
be ever more cautious and
vigilant of your surroundings!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, September 19, 2014:

Our existence in this world can be likened to a dream. The issue of by far the greatest importance and eternal relevance is how we face death, the inescapable destiny of all living beings. For in the face of death, external factors such as social status or position in the organization count for naught. Everything depends on one’s faith, one’s state of life.



Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, September 19, 2014:

The highest offering to the Buddha is not to worship something reminiscent of the Buddha. Rather, it is to inherit the Buddha’s spirit. In other words, the highest offering lies in struggling to manifest, as one’s own way of life, even a part of the spirit of the Buddha, who upheld the philosophy that everyone is a Buddha and tirelessly strove to save all from suffering.




 Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, September 19, 2014:

 Is it not the meaning of the sutra and commentary that the way to Buddhahood lies within the two elements of reality and wisdom? Reality means the true nature of all phenomena, and wisdom means the illuminating and manifesting of this true nature. Thus when the riverbed of reality is infinitely broad and deep, the water of wisdom will flow ceaselessly. When this reality and wisdom are fused, one attains Buddhahood in one’s present form.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 746
The Essentials for Attaining Buddhahood
Written to Soya Jiro Hyoe-no-jo Kyoshin on August 3, 1276




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