Daily Encouragement March 22, 2015

Buddhism Day by Day
March 22, 2015

Life is Full of Unexpected Suffering. Even so, as Eleanor Roosevelt said: “If you can live through that [a difficult situation] you can live through anything. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” That’s exactly right. Struggling against great difficulty enable us to develop ourselves tremendously. We can call forth and manifest those abilities lying dormant within us. Difficulty can be a source of dynamic growth and positive progress.

Wisdom for Modern Life
Daisaku Ikeda

Daily Encouragement
March 22, 2015

Life is about striving all out to achieve our aims; it is about hard work and effort. Regardless of how smart you may be, intelligence alone cannot guarantee your future.

For Today & Tomorrow
Daisaku Ikeda

Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Sunday, March 22, 2015

If a tree is deeply rooted, its branches and leaves will never wither. If the spring is inexhaustible, the stream will never run dry. Without wood, a fire will burn out. Without earth, plants will not grow. I, Nichiren, am indebted solely to my late teacher, Dozen-bo, for my having become the votary of the Lotus Sutra and my being widely talked about now, in both a good and bad sense. Nichiren is like the plant, and my teacher, the earth.

(WND, 909)
Flowering and Bearing Grain
Written to Joken-bo and Gijo-bo in April 1278

March 22, 2015

GM ———————————” DISMISSALS “——————————-

We sometimes remove a leader from his position after carefully considering his situation, in order to help him re-establish his faith and his daily life. If he holds a grudge because of his dismissal, it shows arrogance and vanity on his part. This is the same life-condition as that of Daibadatta. From another viewpoint, his dismissal stems from his inclination towards resentment. (pg. 50)

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

*Guidance in1975, hold true today, in 2015*

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