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    Daily Wisdom

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2014


    No matter how earnestly Nichiren prays for you, if you lack faith, it will be like trying to set fire to wet tinder. Spur yourself to muster the power of faith. Regard your survival as wondrous. Employ the strategy of the Lotus Sutra before any other.

    The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 1000
    The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra
    Written to Shijo Kingo on October 23, 1279

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    For Today and Tomorrow

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2014


    As far as the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and the Gosho are concerned, I hope that, regarding them as absolutely correct, you will first and foremost strive to put them into practice. I urge you to do so because this is the shortest route to understanding the essence of Buddhism in the depths of your life.

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    Buddhism Day by Day

    Thursday, October 23rd, 2014


    The misfortune of others is our misfortune. Our happiness is the happiness of others. To see ourselves in others and feel an inner oneness and sense of unity with them represents a fundamental revolution in the way we view and live our lives. Therefore, discriminating against another person is the same as discriminating against oneself. When we hurt another, we are hurting ourselves. And when we respect others, we respect and elevate our own lives as well.

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