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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Friday, August 4, 2000:

In Buddhist terms, the great universe and the self—the great macrocosm and the microcosm—are one. Since the self and all phenomena are one, all things are interrelated. Termed dependent origination, this teaching explains that all things weave a single whole in which individuals live in relation to all others.

In other words, all beings and phenomena exist or occur because of their relationship with other beings and phenomena, and nothing in either the human or the nonhuman world exists in isolation. All things are mutually related to and interdependent with all other things. They all form a great cosmos maintaining the rhythms of life.

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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.