Buddhahood In This Lifetime?

Buddhahood in this lifetime?Religion must teach us an “attitude to life”. To live a life of true human dignity is certainly difficult.

Life is change; it is continuous change. Nothing is constant. The four sufferings of birth, old age, sickness and death are an eternal theme that no one can escape.

Amid harsh reality, people yearn from the depths of their beings to live with dignity and for their lives to have meaning, and they make efforts toward that end. The product of these human yearnings, these prayers, is religion. Religion was born from prayer.

What is Nichiren’s response to these prayers of human beings? What attitude toward life does he teach? The answer, in short, is the principle of attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime.

What is needed to attain Buddhahood in this lifetime? Wisdom, Courage and Compassion and that comes from sustained, diligent practice.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Indrajit Rathore
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 15:44:00

    of those compassion is the best, in my humble view, for, if you are wise and courageous but not compassionate, then it has no meaning, but if you are not wise and courageous but are compassionate then you have achieved Buddahood, i believe.

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  2. Anupadin
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 15:57:24

    You may be right Indrajit, but I think, like a three legged stool, Wisdom, Courage and Compassion work best when they are all present. Compassion without Wisdom may be misguided, Compassion without Courage may shrink from difficult issues? Just my thoughts. Namaste ~ Anupadin

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