In one simple but profound statement

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In one simple but profound statement

Postby Oceano » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:55 pm

Some inspiration for the new SGI sub forum! This Ikeda quote, for me, encapsulates the cosmic power and ultimate answer for all that we strive in this tradition; a signpost for faith:

"This world is like a dream one dreams in a brief nap. From the standpoint of eternity, there is hardly any difference between a 'long' and a 'short' life. Therefore, it's not whether our lives are long or short but how we live that is important. It is what we accomplish, the degree to which we develop our state of life, the number of people we help become happy - this is what matters.

Those who firmly establish the state of Buddhahood in their lives will enjoy this state of life eternally. This is what attaining Buddhahood means."

(The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol 4, pp. 34-5).

How we live. How we live right now ...

NMRK.

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Re: In one simple but profound statement

Postby Queequeg » Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:36 pm

Oceano wrote:Some inspiration for the new SGI sub forum! This Ikeda quote, for me, encapsulates the cosmic power and ultimate answer for all that we strive in this tradition; a signpost for faith:

"This world is like a dream one dreams in a brief nap. From the standpoint of eternity, there is hardly any difference between a 'long' and a 'short' life. Therefore, it's not whether our lives are long or short but how we live that is important. It is what we accomplish, the degree to which we develop our state of life, the number of people we help become happy - this is what matters.

Those who firmly establish the state of Buddhahood in their lives will enjoy this state of life eternally. This is what attaining Buddhahood means."

(The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol 4, pp. 34-5).

How we live. How we live right now ...

NMRK.

Oceano


Congratulations Oceano on kicking things off!
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Re: In one simple but profound statement

Postby JazzIsTvRicky » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:10 am

Oceano wrote:Some inspiration for the new SGI sub forum! This Ikeda quote, for me, encapsulates the cosmic power and ultimate answer for all that we strive in this tradition; a signpost for faith:

"This world is like a dream one dreams in a brief nap. From the standpoint of eternity, there is hardly any difference between a 'long' and a 'short' life. Therefore, it's not whether our lives are long or short but how we live that is important. It is what we accomplish, the degree to which we develop our state of life, the number of people we help become happy - this is what matters.

Those who firmly establish the state of Buddhahood in their lives will enjoy this state of life eternally. This is what attaining Buddhahood means."

(The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol 4, pp. 34-5).

How we live. How we live right now ...

NMRK.

Oceano


Yes indeed! I find this from SGI President Ikeda very useful and true:
"Life is a process of ongoing challenge. Those who lead lives of boundless challenge realize boundless growth. In a time of tumultuous change, what people need most are the vitality to challenge their circumstances, the wisdom to open the treasure house of knowledge, and to strive ceaselessly to create value." For Today & Tomorrow July 28

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