May all lives be cheerful...and the world !...always be Peaceful !
May all Evils, will always become great teacher for Good !
And the world will by each day, progress by greater strength of Joy and Unity !
May all our lives, be always filled with the Treasures of the Heart !........
And living through out with great fulfillment and good fortune !.........
with all others as well !....... Wishing all of you..... " A Total Victory! "
and a Very, very, very................ " HAPPY NEW YEAR....2011".
Ikeda sensei say;
"Prayer is not in the realm of logic or intellect. It transcends these. Prayer is an act in which we give expression to the pressing and powerful wishes in the depths of our being and yearn for fulfillment". (Faith into Action, p.153)
For our prayers to lead to absolute happiness, we need to be well-focused.
Firstly, the objectives of our prayer must be to further the cause for kosen-rufu.
Secondly, we must seek for a solution in which there are no losers - everybody must gain.
Next, we must, to be sincere and pure.
Finally, we must always be constant.
These type of prayers, leads to absolute happiness.
Prayers like these make you strong.
Prayers like these move the universe.
Let's try each day, more and more, to pray to achieve absolute happiness.
Hi Emily..happiness is in this great family of SGI.We are born in this world to enjoy life. We are not born to suffer. This is the basic premise of the Lotus Sutra on the nature of human existence. To live happy and at ease in this world means to enjoy our work and family life, to enjoy helping others through Buddhist activities. If we have a truly high state of life, then even when unpleasant things happen we view them as making life all the more interesting, just as a pinch of salt can actually improve the flavor of a sweet dish. We feel true delight in life, whatever happens...best regards...