Favorite Quotations

”The lotus Sutra teaches of the great hidden treasure of the Heart, as vast as the universe itself, which dispels any feelings of powerlessness. It teaches a dynamic way of living in which we breathe the immense life of the universe itself. It teaches the true great adventure of self- reformation.”
-Daisaku Ikeda
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There are grievous moments in life, grief or a sting in the heart. If you feel these moments, try to knock at my door. The door of my heart. My heart and my life are always open for you. My ears can hear everything at every moment. Also my eyes have collected many tears, to be able to cry with you. If you are happy, it is not necessary to speak. I understand it if I see your face. If you feel, nevertheless, sadness, loneliness, or the wish to go far away, speak with me about all these things. I will take half of the gravity of your suffering on my shoulders if we lead the way together further. This is our way, as long as our friendship continues.”
Daisaku Ikeda
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“A common mortal is an entity of the three bodies, and a true Buddha. A Buddha is a function of the three bodies, and a provisional Buddha. In that case, though it is thought that Shakyamuni Buddha possesses the three virtues of sovereign, teacher, and parent for the sake of all of us living beings, that is not so. On the contrary, it is common mortals who endow him with the three virtues.” Nichiren

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“More valuable than treasures in a storehouse are the treasures of the body. The most valuable of all are the treasures of the heart.” Nichiren.

“Worthy persons deserve to be called so because they are not carried away by the eight winds:-prosperity, decline ,disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, and pleasure. They are neither elated by prosperity nor grieved by decline. The heavenly gods will surely protect one who is unbending before the eight winds.”
Nichiren.

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