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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Tuesday, June 25, 2013:

The first thing is to pray. From the moment we begin to pray, things start moving. The darker the night, the closer the dawn. From the moment we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with a deep and powerful resolve, the sun begins to rise in our hearts. Hope—prayer is the sun of hope. To chant each time we face a problem, overcoming it and elevating our life-condition as a result—this is the path of "changing earthly desires into enlightenment," taught in Nichiren Buddhism.

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These excerpts are from "Buddhism Day by Day: Wisdom for Modern Life " by Daisaku Ikeda. This book is available for purchase at the online store Online Bookstore or your local SGI-USA Community Center bookstore.