Encouragement

5 Quotes on Empowerment by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

1. A great human revolution in the life of one person can change the destiny of humankind and our planet.(Ikedaquotes.org)

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Photo: iStockphoto / furtaev.

2. We should never decide that something is impossible and buy into the belief, “I’ll never be able to do that.” The power of the entire universe is inherent in our lives. When we firmly decide, “I can do it!” we can break through the walls of self-imposed limitations. (Ikedaquotes.org)

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Photo: iStockphoto / Sandeep Subba.

3. You can’t remake the world without remaking yourself. Each new era begins within. It is an inward event, with unsuspected possibilities for inner liberation. (October 16, 2015, World Tribune, p. 6)

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Photo: iStockphoto / lZF

4. Some people say that the prevailing mood in the world today is one of powerlessness. Decisions about political, economic and environmental issues all seem to be made somewhere beyond our reach . . . At the opposite extreme of this sense of powerlessness lies the Lotus Sutra’s philosophy that the inner determination of one individual can transform everything. It is a teaching that gives ultimate expression to the infinite potential and dignity inherent in the life of each human being. (The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 1, p.6)

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Photo: iStockphoto

5. Hope, in this sense, is a decision. It is the most important decision we can make. Hope changes everything, starting with our lives. (October 16, 2015, World Tribune, p.6)

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Photo: iStockphoto / guvendemir.
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