Monday, October 7, 2013

We ARE Nam-myoho-renge-kyo - We can Become Happy Without Fail

The following is a passage from "Lectures on On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime" by Daisaku Ikeda (p. 48-49)

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"Our daily lives are filled 
with an endless succession of problems. 
But with the firm belief 
that our lives are Myoho-renge-kyo 
we should strive 
to boldly challenge everything 
with the unwavering conviction 
that we can overcome all hardships 
and become happy without fail. 
When we maintain deep faith 
based on the foundation that "I am Myoho-renge-kyo" 
we can take on any problem with courage.

The key to victory in life 
lies in whether we can bring forth courage. 
Not a shrinking timidity 
but a challenging courage - 
that is what we need to have. 

Irrespective of the obstacles we may encounter 
in the course of our practice, 
we must not retreat even a single step. 
We must not be alarmed or startled by them. 
The power of the Mystic Law (Myoho-renge-kyo) 
can triumph over anything. 
It is important to be deeply confident of this. 

...The Daishonin says: "Nichiren's disciples 
cannot accomplish anything if they are cowardly." 
(WND-I, pg 481) 
In accord with these words, 
let us cast aside cowardice 
and make courage our foremost attribute." 

Daisaku Ikeda

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