Buddhist Food for Thought 092414

To My Friends

September 24, 2014

To foster our juniors,
we should first take action together
with them and praise them for
their growth and development.
Through warm heart to heart
interactions, let’s build an indestructible
castle of capable people in our
respective communities.

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sgiafrica sgi.org

For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, September 24, 2014:

“What kinds of causes am I making right now?” “What actions am I taking?” The answers to these questions are what will determine our future—in this life and throughout the three existences. Herein lies the foundation of faith. True glory and victory in life lie in basing oneself on this fundamental principle.

Events

1993: The Boston Research Center for the 21st Century founded by SGI President Ikeda.

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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Wednesday, September 24, 2014:

We are all human beings, whatever our positions. If we open our hearts and speak with sincerity, we can communicate and touch others on the deepest level. World peace starts with trust between one individual and another.

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Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Wednesday, September 24, 2014:

Though muddy water has no mind, it can catch the moon’s reflection and so naturally become clear. When plants and trees receive the rainfall, they can hardly be aware of what they are doing, and yet do they not proceed to put forth blossoms? The five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo do not represent the sutra text, nor are they its meaning. They are nothing other than the intent of the entire sutra. So, even though the beginners in Buddhist practice may not understand their significance, by practicing these five characters, they will naturally conform to the sutra’s intent.

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 788
On the Four Stages of Faith and the Five Stages of Practice
Written to Toki Jonin on April 10, 1277

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