Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Do You Have A Dream? Great Quote by Daisaku Ikeda

….Sensei Says - Do You Have A Dream….

“Many of us have some problems 
that we avoid chanting about, 
because we are afraid to look at them directly 
and prefer not to think about them. 
Others may have dreams locked up in their hearts 
that they are afraid to admit even to themselves let alone chant for, because they feel they do not deserve to be happy, 
or because they are afraid of being disappointed 
should they not succeed in attaining their goal.
Nichiren Daishonin teaches us 
that the power of the Gohonzon has no limit. 
It is we who impose limits on it with our doubts and fears. 
How tragic it would be if, 
having encountered the Mystic Law, 
we could not fully enjoy its benefit 
because we lacked the courage to pray with all our hearts 
for what we truly wanted.
Surely nothing would be more bitter 
than to have to look back over one's life and feel, 
'I never accomplished what I really wanted to.'
Nichiren Daishonin, out of his compassion, 
teaches us how to live so that we will have no regrets. 
Since we have been fortunate enough to meet the Gohonzon, 
why don't we place our full trust in it, 
pray courageously for what we desire 
and fulfill all our dreams in this lifetime.”
Daisaku Ikeda

I love that phrase: 
Pray with all our hearts! Pray with ALL our hearts! I still get emails almost every day from people who don't know if they can pray for what they really want. Please do! You will either get what you are praying for - or something even better. Our desires lead us to our Human Revolution and to Kosen Rufu - a world of respect for all life through our own transformation. Let's pray for what we want. Praying for what we want strengthens our prayers. Let's not doubt our own hearts. 


  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful encouragement! If you happen to know, could you cite the original source of this encouragement? If I can find it within a book or old publication, it will be really treasure. Thank you!