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Buddhist philosophy for the modern age

Buddhist wisdom for the week of May 21, 2017

People around us reflect the state of our own lives. The environment that we are in, whether favorable or not, is the product of our own life. When we fail to understand this, we tend to blame others for our troubles.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

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Buddhist wisdom for the week of May 14, 2017

As long as we are human, we are bound to make mistakes. We all fall prey to flawed beliefs and views. What distinguishes a forward-looking person from an intransigent one, a virtuous person from a dishonest one, however, is whether one can candidly admit to one’s mistakes and take bold steps to redress them.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

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Buddhist wisdom for the week of May 7, 2017

A society that has sacrificed so much to material wealth that it has forgotten the human heart and the better human aspirations degenerates into something compassionless, doctrinaire, ignorant and ultra conservative. When this happens, fundamental solutions to calamities become impossible. If we protect the truth and are resolute, we are capable of creating peace and prosperity. And the truth we must protect ought to be high and great.

One great truth–the thing that we must protect to the utmost–involves ethics and the best of human nature. But more basic than anything else is our duty to guard the truth of life, the truth that we and the universe are one, and that a single ordinary human thought contains the entirety of universal life.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

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Buddhist wisdom for the week of April 30, 2017

What our society today needs more than anything is the spirit of empathy–the ability to put ourselves in the shoes of those who are facing hardship and suffering, to understand and share what they are going through. When the spirit of compassion becomes the bedrock of society, and is embodied by society’s leaders, the future will be bright with hope.

–Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

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Buddhist wisdom for the week of April 23, 2017

Every family has its own set of circumstances and problems that only its members can fully understand. One thing I can say, however, is that, no matter what kind of people your parents are, they are your parents. If you did not have those parents, you would not be alive. It is important to understand the deep significance of this point.

–Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

Buddhist wisdom for the week of April 16, 2017

No matter how wonderful our dreams, how noble our ideals, or how high our hopes, ultimately we need courage to make them a reality. Without action, it’s as if they never existed.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

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Buddhist wisdom for the week of April 9, 2017

Age is not an excuse for giving up. Allowing yourself to grow passive and draw back is a sign of personal defeat. There may be a retirement age at work, but there is no retirement age in life.

–Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

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Buddhist wisdom for the week of April 2, 2017

Education should not be based on or limited by a nationalist agenda. Education must cultivate the wisdom to reject and resist violence in all its forms. It must foster people who intuitively understand and know–in their mind, in their heart, and with their entire being–the irreplaceable value of human beings and the natural world.

— Daisaku Ikeda

Nam myoho renge kyo

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Buddhist wisdom for the week of March 26, 2017

If you think, “I’ll do it some day,” the “time” will never come. You have to tell yourself, “Ok, I’ll do it right now,” then move! Those who act immediately on their determination will make a breakthrough to glory and success!

–Daisaku Ikeda

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

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