#TDE – Win, no matter what… (#Buddhist Practice as a member – SGI.Org)

19 Mar

The Daily Encouragement
Date: Mar 19, 2015

By devoting ourselves earnestly to SGI activities, we gain the ability to turn all difficulties and obstacles into benefit, recognizing that earthly desires and delusions are enlightenment and that the sufferings of birth and death are nirvana.

***No matter how unpleasant the circumstances we find ourselves in, we can transform them into hope and good fortune – into eternal happiness. How incredible this is!***

Daisaku Ikeda

(Me? Attesting to above, especially during the past twenty or so, as I grappled with the vicissitudes of assimilation – and an an eventual naturalization – as an American… well, a U.S. Citizen to be exact… today? How timely that the triumphs and trials, continue to follow each other, ceaselessly?… must be doing something right, right?)… as yeah, that’s supposed to be a part of our practice, encountering obstacles should be seen as a positive in terms of how they end up polishing you – as long as the practice is also strengthened, of course, as pointed out here, through constant and sincere participation in activities, no matter how small or humble they seem to be, every effort adds up in the end….

P.S: Timely as today I celebrate a personal milestone – 20 years ago was this dream started, and from the look of things, a dream that continues to unfold, as it pushes me to practice even harder, yet with tons more joy and conviction of a positive outcome, be it achieving an specific goal, or just learning from the process.

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