For Today and Tomorrow ~
Daily Encouragement By Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, January 22, 2015:
“Ultimately, happiness rests on how you establish a solid sense of self or being. Happiness does not lie in outward appearances nor in vanity. It is a matter of what you feel inside; it is a deep resonance in your life. To be filled each day with a rewarding sense of exhilaration and deep fulfillment–people who feel this way are happy. Those who have this sense of satisfaction even if they are extremely busy are much happier that those who have time on their hands but feel empty inside.”
The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead, to let the life within us wither. Toward what goal or achievement are we striving in life? This is the important question to ask ourselves.
THE richer our own hearts, our own humanity, the more we are able to recognise and value the humanity of others. Those who bully and belittle others only diminish their own humanity.
Sincere friendship is like a book that teaches us the art of living. It’s like a magnet that draws us to noble ideals.
To My Friends ~
January 21st 2015:
“Let’s cherish the words, “thank you.” Appreciation and gratitude enrich our own hearts while spreading joy around us.”