Buddhist Food for Thought 092014

To My Friends

September 20, 2014

Buddhism teaches that
the hardships we undergo
in life will all become
our invaluable treasures.
Youth, record the history of
your victorious life with an
indomitable spirit!



For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, September 20, 2014:

When your determination changes, everything else will begin to move in the direction you desire. The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your success. On the other hand, if you think “This is never going to work out,” then at that instant every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight, and then everything really will move in the direction of failure.




Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Saturday, September 20, 2014:

There has never been, nor will there ever be, a Buddha who does not encounter hardships. Only by struggling against difficulties can we attain the life-state of Buddhahood. Herein lies the essence of Buddhism.




Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, September 20, 2014:

All those who keep faith in the Lotus Sutra are most certainly Buddhas, and one who slanders a Buddha commits a grave offense. When one chants the daimoku bearing in mind that there are no distinctions among those who embrace the Lotus Sutra, then the blessings one gains will be equal to those of Shakyamuni Buddha.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 756
The Fourteen Slanders
Written to the lay priest Matsuno Rokuro Saemon on December 9, 1276




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