Archive | September, 2016

The Birds of the Snow Mountains – #Kankucho | Soka Gakkai International (#SGI) Official

17 Sep

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What I mean by a staff is some steadfast belief, or a firm mind which remains unperturbed even in the face of the greatest difficulty. I tend to believe that the nest the Kankucho birds kept vowing to build implies more than a warm dwelling place. It implies a foundation on which an unwavering mind and a spirit that will neither be carried away by pleasure nor defeated by suffering can be established. The foolishness of the Kankucho birds represents nothing other than the vulnerability of the human mind to change and fluctuation. It also indicates the human tendency to take the line of least resistance, avoiding immediate tasks that require prompt action.

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– Ikeda

http://www.sgi.org/about-us/president-ikedas-writings/the-birds-of-the-snow-mountains.html

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