Chant And Be Strong

Chant And Be StrongWhen life doesn’t go quite as smoothly as we would like, we might be tempted to feel that we are being singled out, or being forced to suffer unduly. Taking a different view point, we see that everyone is subject to similar trials and challenges at one time or another.

Sensei puts this all into context …

“Life is an everlasting struggle with ourselves. It is a tug of war between moving forward and regressing, between happiness and unhappiness. Outstanding individuals didn’t become great overnight. They disciplined themselves to overcome their weaknesses, to conquer their lack of caring and motivation until they became true victors in life.

One reason Buddhists chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo each day is to develop strong will and discipline and, along with those, the ability to tackle any problem seriously and with the determination to overcome it.”

~ Daisaku Ikeda

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