Friday, April 12, 2013:

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, April 12, 2013:
It’s important to remember that your prayers always reflect your state of life. In that respect, prayer is a solemn means to raise your life-condition. And to get exactly the results that you’re praying for, it is crucial to make determined, single-minded efforts toward that goal. That is the true path of manifesting faith in daily life. Those of you who proceed along this path day after day, year after year, will without fail develop—just like saplings into mighty trees—becoming people of outstanding strength and character.

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Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, April 12, 2013:
Young people are the leaders of the 21st century. For that reason it is important that you have an understanding of history, that you can see through to the heart of things. A penetrating view of history is essential. A superficial one won’t suffice.

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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Friday, April 12, 2013:
I have found that even those who appear to believe just as the sutra teaches may not actually have strong faith at all, as you are already well aware. . . The fact that her prayers have gone unanswered is like a strong bow with a weak bowstring, or a fine sword in the hands of a coward. It is in no sense the fault of the Lotus Sutra.
The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 489
The Royal Palace
Written to Shijo Kingo on April 12, 1275
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