Transformation

The Lotus FlowerThe human being is not, as some people seem to believe, a frail wretch at the mercy of fate.

Shakyamuni insisted that to change oneself now is to change the future on a vast scale.

The Western impression that Buddhism is all about meditation is alien to the spirit of Shakyamuni.

The goal of Nichiren Buddhism is neither to escape from reality nor to tread a path of passive acceptance. It is to live strongly, proactively, in such a way as to refine one’s own life and reform society through a constant exchange between the outside world and the individual’s inner world.

The transformation, of self and society, will come about through the process of Human Revolution. Not the waving of placards, although that sometimes happens, but the deep seated change of the ideals and morals of society, all around the world.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. memo5209
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 17:56:49

    The stuff you wrote refreshed my ailing thus stagnant mind. One thing, and this belongs in my tool kit, I try to act out God’s will in every “situation.” Now do I achieve this lofty goal? Once in a great while.thanks for the reminder.

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    • Anupadin
      Feb 23, 2014 @ 23:20:57

      In Nichiren Buddhism, there are no Gods. Our acts are our own responsibility and we try, through self awareness and mindfulness, to improve ourselves and seek the state of enlightenment during this and subsequent lives. Namaste ~ Anupadin

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      • memo5209
        Feb 23, 2014 @ 23:35:42

        thank you for your comments, are you in a sense an atheist then? I love it though your philosophy?

      • Anupadin
        Feb 23, 2014 @ 23:47:48

        I am in every sense an atheist. That does not mean that I deter others from their faith, but I do not believe that there is any supernatural being watching over me. I find the belief that I am in control of, and responsible for, my life and the events therein, very empowering. Namaste ~ Anupadin

      • memo5209
        Feb 24, 2014 @ 14:12:15

        I understand way more than you think. It’s okay to be an atheist as long as it works for your strength in matters that need attended to. I’m not a fan of organized religion at all, it causes, rather than helps, the worlds spiritual deficit. I’m not god and thank ‘kin god for that. I have a necklace with a pendent and written on it is namaste. funny you’re the first person I heard use it. So namaste, and good luck, stay safe out there.

      • Anupadin
        Feb 24, 2014 @ 16:44:05

        It would be interesting to know how much I think you understand 🙂 Namaste ~ Anupadin

        P.S. No bad language please 🙂

      • memo5209
        Feb 27, 2014 @ 11:58:49

        I’m sorry if I used bad language with you. It’s a filthy habit from another time in my life that, at times, I revert to I think to emphasize the intensity of my words. i appreciate your honesty–so few people can claim it. Hey, I appreciate your request. Thanks for holding me accountable to a standard that I need to respect. Jessica

      • Anupadin
        Feb 28, 2014 @ 11:23:36

        Jessica, we all need a little reminder now and then, I am no different in that regard, so no thanks are necessary. Namaste ~ Anupadin

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