Archive | August, 2014


30 Aug

Appreciate how far you’ve come –

Encouragement to Stand Alone and “Fight-the-Fight”…. #TDE = #WorldPeace through applying #Buddhism

22 Aug

The Daily Encouragement:

"It is not a question of your environment or those around you, nor what the organization or leaders may be like. To be swayed by such externals is pointless. It all comes down to one person: you. What matters is that you become a brilliant beacon, shining with joy and happiness and live your life with confidence and courage. If you shine with a radiant light, there can be no darkness in your life."

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda
President, SGI

(Me? Pondering above as the past few years have made me realize and reminisce, somehow, on the fact that even though great strides have been made, there’s still plenty to work on. I call it "writing the umpteenth chapter" – of ‘The New Human Revolution’. Said series encompasses the steps and achievements, along with the struggles, Dr. Ikeda found on his path, since 1960.

That we all have the same opportunity of sorts, to make our lives shine as posited here, and therefore put into effect the principle of ‘Human Revolution’ is truly a honor – and a serious challenge to look past the externals, and regain focus on what we ultimately have control over: ourselves)

#WorldPeace is then an ideal being sought and fought in terms of simple mathematics, as each person that achieves such ‘mastery of the self’ adds to the amount of people in this society willing and able to see things differently – and act on it in their immediate environs.

Nothing magical about that.

(Illustration? "Sages & Typefaces" via @Pinterest)