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    Daily Wisdom

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

    A good believer is one who does not depend upon persons of eminence nor despise those of humble station; who does not rely on the backing of superiors or look down on inferiors; who, not relying upon the opinions of others, upholds the Lotus Sutra among all the sutras. Such a person the Buddha has called the best of all people.

    The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 880
    How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood through the Lotus Sutra
    Written to the lay nun Myoho in 1277

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    For Today and Tomorrow

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

    Without practice or actual efforts, there is no bodhisattva. Action is the essence of a Buddha. A self-centered life lived solely in pursuit of one's own benefit and fortune is empty and base. A Bodhisattva of the Earth, in contrast, respects others and works for their happiness.

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    Buddhism Day by Day

    Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

    Josei Toda always urged us to live our lives with courage and never be cowards. He said: "Those who can't do anything but live cowardly lives are like beasts. They are ignoble and unhappy. Those who live out their lives courageously, on the other hand, lead the noblest and most sublime existences; they are happy."


"A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind."

- SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

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