Buddhist Food for Thought 081514

Liz Who Motivates

To My Friends

August 15, 2014

Summer is the perfect opportunity
to teach our children about our
faith and practice.
I hope parents and children do gongyo
and chant daimoku together.
Parents, listen well to what your children
have to say and spend time sharing
the family’s kosen-rufu history.
Spend each day meaningfully.

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For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, August 15, 2014:

The first thing is to pray. From the moment we begin to pray, things start moving. The darker the night, the closer the dawn. From the moment we chant daimoku with a deep and powerful resolve, the sun begins to rise in our hearts. Hope—prayer is the sun of hope. To chant daimoku each time we face a problem, overcoming it and elevating our life-condition as a result—this is the path of “changing earthly desires into enlightenment,” taught in Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism.

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