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For Today and Tomorrow

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
Sunday, February 24, 2013:

Buddhism is not about leading a self-centered existence. If we do not base our lives on the Law, we are not practicing Buddhism. The German writer Friedrich von Schiller writes, "The brave man thinks upon himself the last." This is analogous to the spirit of not begrudging one's life taught in the Lotus Sutra. This means treasuring the Law more highly than one's life. The Law and kosen-rufu are central.

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These excerpts are from "For Today and Tomorrow," a book of daily inspirationals by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. This book is available for purchase at our Online Bookstore or your local SGI-USA Community Center bookstore.