Exert A 100 Million Aeons Effort in A Single Moment of Life

The irrepressible joy of shakubuku must be shared and here it is! Shakubuku is the noblest and unsurpassed action a person can undertake in life~ It is also the essential action needed for one to reveal the highest and unlimited potential inherent within one's life~ Let's learn about shakubuku together, take action, and do our best as youthful flagbearers of the 21st Century and true disciples of Ikeda Sensei!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

AMAZING QUOTES FROM YMD SHAKUBUKU CAMPAIGN OCT 1- DEC 18, 1977

1. PROPAGATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR ANY RELIGION WHICH PURPORTS TO SHOW A WAY TO SOLVE THE SUFFERING OF MANKIND. A RELIGION WHICH VEERS AWAY FROM THIS POINT, IF NOT ALREADY "DEAD" , SOON WILL BE.

2. THOSE WHO KEEP THE LAW TO THEMSELVES ALONE ARE GUILTY OF SELFISHNESS. FURTHER, NICHIREN DAISHONIN STATES, "THE LAW DOES NOT SPREAD BY ITSELF. BECAUSE PEOPLE PROPAGATE IT, BOTH THE PEOPLE AND THE LAW ARE RESPECTWORTHY." PEOPLE CANNOT BE SAVED, NO MATTER HOW VALUABLE THE LAW MIGHT BE, UNLESS THERE IS A PERSON TO PROPAGATE IT.

3. ACTUALLY, TODAY THERE ARE GREAT NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE PRESSED BY UNEASINESS AND IMPATIENCE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO RELIGION OR PHILOSOPHY WHICH TRULY SUPPORTS THEM AND ALLOWS THEM TO DEVELOP THEIR LIVES. IT IS THE SPIRIT OF OUR ORGANIZATION TO LET THEM KNOW ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF TRUE BUDDHISM SO THAT THEY CAN LEAD A LIFE FULL OF HOPE AND CONVICTION. THIS IS THE PRACTICE OF BODHISATTVA - THE MOST RESPECTWORTHY OF ALL HUMAN BEHAVIOUR - WHICH AWAKENS THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND HEIGHTENS THE DIGNITY OF LIFE.

4. OUR PROPAGATION IS THE MOST MERCIFUL DEED WE CAN DO, AIMING AT AN ERADICATION OF ALL EVIL SOURCES WHICH TORMENT PEOPLE. THEREFORE, ONE NEEDS TO BE SENSITIVE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO SHARE OTHERS' PAIN AND SORROWS. WE DO SHAKUBUKU BECAUSE WE FEEL SORRY FOR UNHAPPY PEOPLE. THERE ARE MANY YOUTHS WHO DO NOT EVEN LOVE THEIR PARENTS. HOW THEN WILL THEY EVER BE ABLE TO LOVE OTHERS? ONLY BY OVERCOMING THEIR OWN MERCILESSNESS.

5. SHAKU MEANS TO CORRECT A PERSON'S EVIL THOUGHTS OR MISTAKEN VIEW OF LIFE, WHILE BUKU STANDS FOR AWAKENING OTHERS TO THE TRUE LAW, NICHIREN DAISHONIN'S BUDDHISM. THEREFORE, IT IS ONLY NATURAL THAT YOU CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT STRONG COURAGE AND CONVICTION. IF SHAKUBUKU WERE EASY, IT WOULD NOT BE SHAKUBUKU. YOU WILL EXPERIENCE GREAT JOY WHEN YOU HAVE TRIED EARNESTLY AND FINALLY HAVE CONVINCED ANOTHER PERSON TO PRACTISE. IT IS THE TRUE SPIRIT OF BUDDHISM TO DO YOUR UTMOST IN YOUR OWN SITUATION. THE COMPASSION AND COURAGE YOU NEED WILL COME THROUGH YOUR CONTINUOUS PRACTICE OF GONGYO.


AMAZING QUOTES FROM YMD SHAKUBUKU CAMPAIGN OCT 1- DEC 18, 1977 (SOURCE: ETERNAL AURORA NOV/DEC 1977)

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