Wisdom for Modern Life, March 21, 2015

Buddhism Day by Day
March 21, 2015

The function of fire is to burn and give light. The function of water is to wash away filth. The winds blow away dust and breathe life into plants, animals, and human beings. The earth produces the grasses and trees, and heaven provides nourishing moisture. The five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo are also like that. They are the cluster of blessings brought by the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, disciples of the Buddha in his true identity.
——–Nichiren

Wisdom for Modern Life
Daisaku Ikeda

Daily Encouragement
March 21, 2015

Why Is It That Sometimes Our Prayers Seem To Not Be Answered?
This is a manifestation of the Buddha’s wisdom — so that we can deepen our prayers. become stronger people, live more profound lives and secure deeper, more lasting good fortune. If our slightest prayer were answered immediately, we’d become lazy and degenerate. And we couldn’t hope to build a life of great dignity and substance.

For Today & Tomorrow
Daisaku Ikeda

Daily Wisdom

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Now in the Latter Day of the Law, any person — whether wise or ignorant, priest or lay believer, or of high or low position — who embraces Myoho-renge-kyo and practices it in accordance with the Buddha’s teaching, cannot fail to gain the fruit of Buddhahood.

(WND, 482)
The Teaching, Practice, and Proof
Written to Sammi-bo on March 21, 1273

March 21, 2015

GM ——————-” CHANGING POISON INTO MEDICINE “—————-

FAITH means changing any problem into a benefit through the principles of HENDOKU IYAKU. Guide your juniors with the confidence that you will definitely make them happy.

WE use an air-conditioner on hot days and a heater on cold days. All sorts of obstacles will arise in the road to Kosen-rufu. Leaders take the role of an air-conditioner in the summer or a heater in the winter, solving their members’ problems and making them happy. (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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