Daily Wisdom From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Daily Encouragement
March 10, 2015

The famous Roman philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-80) said, “A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” Human happiness, he maintained, lies in doing those things only humans can:seeking the truth and acting to help those who are suffering. Goethe, too, asserted that those who work cheerfully and take joy in the fruits of their labor are truly happy. These are the words of great thinkers, and as you can see they are in complete accord with the teachings of Buddhism.

For Today & Tomorrow
Daisaku Ikeda

Buddhism Day by Day
March 10, 2015

There is a great difference between simply living a long life and living a full and rewarding life. What’s really important is how much rich texture and color we can add to our lives during our stay here on earth —- how ever long that stay may be. Quality is the true value, not quantity.

Wisdom for Modern Life
Daisaku Ikeda

Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A sutra says: “Rely on the Law and not upon persons. Rely on the meaning of the teaching and not on the words. Rely on wisdom and not on discriminative thinking. Rely on sutras that are complete and final not on those that are not complete and final.” The meaning of this passage is that one should not rely upon the words of the bodhisattvas and teachers, but should heed what was established by the Buddha.

(WND, 872-73)
How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra
Written to the lay nun Myoho in 1277

March 10, 2015

GM ——————————–* OPINIONS *—————————————

Opinions can be classified as either living opinions or dead opinions. Living opinions are not bound by personal bias, but take the whole group into consideration. They embody the spirit of cooperation, can be readily put into practice and are constructive. On the contrary, dead opinions are damaging, oppressive, complaining, or they are taken as sarcasm. Dead opinions are destructive.
Living opinions are attractive, give people a good feeling and make them want to cooperate. This is the kind of opinion which befits a leader.

*GM. Refers to Guidance Memo*
The World Tribune Press 1975
*Chapter One: Leaders
Daisaku Ikeda

*Guidance in1975, hold true today, in 2015*

First SGI-USA WD mtg.
@ SUA Feb. 27, 1990
March 10, 2015

The Tragedy of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) wrote a novel titled The Picture of Dorian Gray, whose protagonist, a youth named Dorian Gray, is so handsome that he is called a “young Adonis.” An artist who wishes to preserve his beauty for eternity painted Dorian’s portrait. It was a brilliant work, an embodiment of Dorian’s youthfulness and beauty. Then something incredible occurred as Dorian was gradually tempted by a friend into a life of hedonism and immorality: His beauty did not fade. Although he advanced in years, he remained as youthful and radiant as ever. Strangely, however, the portrait began to turn ugly and lusterless, reflecting the condition of Dorian’s life. (pg 11)

Buddhism is the Clear Mirror That Reflects OUR LIVES
by Daisaku Ikeda

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