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  • PassTheDoobie
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    "Never seek this Gohonzon outside yourself. The Gohonzon exists only within the mortal flesh of us ordinary people who embrace the Lotus Sutra and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo."

    (The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 832)
    Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, November 28th, 2012

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  • iConnex
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    Dominate anger is like taming a wild horse. Who can be a true knight, others merely hold the reins.
    "Dhammapada"
    Nam myoho renge kyo!

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    Originally posted by Babbabud View Post

    Great to see you back Lap

    Nam myoho renge kyo
    DITTO THAT!!! PLEASE STAY FOR AWHILE!

    Bowing in humble obeisance,

    Thomas

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  • TheDanishBuddha
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    From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin Monday, January 28, 2013:

    Let others hate you if they will. What have you to complain of, if you are cherished by Shakyamuni Buddha, Many Treasures Buddha, and the Buddhas of the ten directions, as well as by Brahma, Shakra, and the gods of the sun and the moon? As long as you are praised by the Lotus Sutra, what cause have you for discontent?
    The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 464
    The Unity of Husband and Wife
    Written to Nichigen-nyo on January 27, 1275



    So wonderful

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  • Babbabud
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    wooohooo

    Originally posted by Lapides View Post
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!!!!

    It is so great to be back!!
    Great to see you back Lap

    Nam myoho renge kyo

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  • iConnex
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    Originally posted by Lapides View Post
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!!!!

    It is so great to be back!!
    Welcome back brother!

    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!!!!

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  • Lapides
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    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!!!!

    It is so great to be back!!

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  • CrazyDog
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    Come, now is the time to sow seeds (of peace) in people's hearts!
    Let's sow seeds of happiness for our friends here
    and seeds of hope for our friends there!
    By encouraging others one by one,
    let's make the whole world bloom with smiles!

    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    "Believe in this mandala with all your heart. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion. What sickness can therefore be an obstacle?"

    (Reply to Kyo'o - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 412) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, October 31st, 2012

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    Let's try to read the Gosho daily, even if only a single passage! The wisdom of Buddhism is like the sun of hope that nourishes our lives. Having a seeking mind is what leads to victory.

    Daisaku Ikeda

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    "The unity of 'many in body, one in mind' doesn’t impose restrictions on the individuality of each person. Everyone is free to be who they are, demonstrating their own unique personality, joining with others in a dance of mission for the sake of kosen-rufu. That’s the unity of 'many in body, one in mind.'

    "In contrast, 'many in body, many in mind' produces chaos, while 'one in body, one in mind' produces totalitarianism. 'Many in body, one in mind,' however, is different from either of these two. Each person strives freely for kosen-rufu in their own unique way—just as the cherry, plum, peach, and damson all bloom beautifully in the way that is true to themselves.

    "It’s like the stones in an old Japanese castle wall. Each has its own unique shape, and by combining those different shapes so that they all complement each other, an unshakable structure is built. That’s what makes the wall strong and beautiful.

    "Mr. Toda said that we must build a citadel of capable people. In the citadel of kosen-rufu, no one is unimportant or unnecessary. Everyone is a precious, talented individual. Every single person is indispensable. A great, indestructible citadel of kosen-rufu is built by sincerely valuing and combining the talents and gifts of each person."


    SGI Newsletter No. 8656, To My Young Friends—Leaders of a New Age, [6] Working Together in Harmonious Unity—Part 3 [of 3], translated 26th Oct. 2012

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    "When a single champion for kosen-rufu stands up, the fire of their spirit ignites the hearts of one person after another until it brightly illuminates the darkness with its glow. Stand up as an individual! Everything starts from just one person; everything starts from oneself.

    "As the great Russian author Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910) said: 'A flame can only give light and warmth to its surroundings if it burns brightly itself.'[1]"


    SGI Newsletter No. 8661, The New Human Revolution––Volume 26: Chapter 1, Atsuta 16, translated 5th Nov. 2012

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    "This I will state. Let the gods forsake me. Let all persecutions assail me. Still I will give my life for the sake of the Law."

    (The Opening of the Eyes - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume 1, page 280) Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, November 8th, 2012

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    "I entrust you with the propagation of Buddhism in your province. It is stated that 'the seeds of Buddhahood sprout as a result of conditions, and for this reason they preach the single vehicle.'"

    (The Properties of Rice - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 1117) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, October 25th, 2012

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  • PassTheDoobie
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    "In our dialogue, the eminent British historian Arnold J. Toynbee (1889–1975) said to me: 'We must not be defeatist, passive or aloof in our reaction to the current evils that threaten mankind’s survival.'1]

    "We are all Bodhisattvas of the Earth. We were born into this world in accord with our vow to contribute to the happiness of humanity. As such, we must not be indifferent to people and events around us or what is happening in society at large. If we were to live with such disinterest, we would no longer be bodhisattvas."


    SGI Newsletter No. 8654, To My Young Friends—Leaders of a New Age. [6] Working Together in Harmonious Unity—Part 2 [of 3], from 3rd Oct., 2012, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated 24th Oct., 2012.

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