Archive | April, 2014

#TDE #Encouragement – on #Retirement

27 Apr

The Daily Encouragement:

"Age is not an excuse for giving up. If you allow yourself to grow passive and draw back, it’s a sign of personal defeat.

There may be a retirement age at work, but there is no retirement age in life. How then could there be any "going into retirement" in the world of faith?

The Buddhist Law is eternal, extending across the three existences of past, present and future, and one of the benefits of faith is perennial youth and eternal life."

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda

#TDE #Encouragement #Retirement (in #Faith)


#TDE #Encouragement #Endurance = #Buddhahood

26 Apr


The Daily Encouragement:

"What matters is winning in the end; the wins and losses along the way are of secondary significance.

It’s final victory in life that counts and that is the reason for our Buddhist practice.

No matter how powerful or famous or privileged a person might be, Nichiren Daishonin says, from a Buddhist point of view it is all nothing more than a dream, an illusory pleasure; true happiness can only be attained by revealing the state of Buddhahood within our own life."

Daisaku Ikeda

(Illustration? can a drive through Interstate 80 on the western side of the watershed make people feel happy? u betcha!)



#TDE – Encouragement 4 You ( #Buddhism #SGI #Ikeda #WorldPeace #ValueCreation )

22 Apr

#TDE – The Daily Encouragement

"I hope you will always have the spirit to learn with a lively curiosity and interest.

When leaders are enthusiastic to keep on learning and growing, they inspire others.

*** New ideas emerge and spread.

*** Fresh energy to advance surges forth.

Instead of pretending to know all the answers, assuming an air of wisdom, let us always strive for greater understanding and insight into all manner of things, so that we can continue learning together and spur one another to grow.

This is the kind of spirit I want to cherish."

Daisaku Ikeda

#TDE – Encouragement towards #WorldPeace: Societal Engagements being Paramount… ( #Buddhism #Nichiren #SGI #Ikeda #SokaGakkai )

21 Apr

I wanted to share today’s Daily Encouragement with you.

"Buddhism is reason.

It doesn’t exist apart from society, apart from reality.

That is why it is important for each of us to cultivate good judgment and common sense.

We must respect and harmonize with society’s ways.

Respecting the life of each individual, we work among the people. This is the SGI’s fundamental creed."

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda

#TDE – The Daily Encouragement on True #Wealth for #WorldPeace

15 Apr

I wanted to share today’s Daily Encouragement with you.

"Material possessions cannot be enjoyed after death. But millionaires rich in life force are able to freely make use of the treasures of the universe in lifetime after lifetime and enjoy a journey of eternal happiness. That is what constitutes proof of true victory in life."

Dr Daisaku Ikeda

(Me? One is glad to be able to send some of those material ones back into the shared pool, the one that finances so much of everything else… Happy Tax Day, America!)

(And sometimes on a clear dusk one can picture a Goddess of Wealth sit atop a Marketplace of same… Northeast Corner of Old Union Station, Canal and Adams, Chicago, at the #Cornbelt of U.S. of A’s #Heartland… "more money exchanges hands in these few blocks than anywhere else in the world" said the red bus tour guide once!)

So what’s it gonna be, #Chojas of the Latter Day of The Law?

#TDE – #Encouragement: To Procrastinate? – NOT! (Quotes Thoreau) #WorldPeace #WorldView of Buddhism

14 Apr

I wanted to share today’s The Daily Encouragement with you…

(April 14 2014)

"Thoreau, a renowned American Renaissance thinker, wrote in his journal:

"Nothing must be postponed. Take time by the forelock. Now or never! You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment."

We shouldn’t put anything off but seize the moment, living with all our being in the present. If we do that, he says, each moment will become eternity."


(Me? So much of it hits home – like a crashing wave upon the rocky shore, at high tide!)

Filed/tagged under:

#TDE – #Encouragement: To Procrastinate? – NOT!

(Quotes Thoreau)

#WorldPeace ‘s #WorldView ( #Weltanschauung ) of #Buddhism as carried thru #SGI (Soka Gakkai International) Activities in the Arena of the Practitioner’s Daily Life.

Photo? v/@Kankuchito on @Instagram – something about not being able to drive life forward whilst looking at the rearviews – they are there for active reference, safety and a gajillion other reasons, but we drive by staring through that big windshield in front of us!

#TDE – #Encouragement: “Just keep chanting, chanting, chanting…” (On #Perseverance and #Steadfastness, aye)

11 Apr

The Daily Encouragement with (and for) you.

"As long as our mind of faith is connected to the Gohonzon, our benefits will never disappear.

That’s why it is vital for us to persevere in our Buddhist practice throughout our lives no matter what, even if on some days our physical condition or other circumstances prevent us from doing gongyo and chanting daimoku to our full satisfaction.

Those who continue to challenge themselves to the end savor ultimate victory."

Daisaku Ikeda

(Illustration: @Pinterest ‘s "Sages & Typefaces")