It enriches those who receive,
without making poorer those who give.
It takes but a moment,
but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it,
and none is so poor but that he can be made rich by it.
A smile creates happiness in the home,
fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship.
It brings rest to the weary,
cheer to the discouraged,
sunshine to the sad,
and is nature's best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone
until it is given away.
Some people are too tired to give you a smile.
Give them one of yours,
as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
The Gohonzon has delivered a present (gift) to you and wish you a happy weekend.
Please open it and find out what it's inside. Please don't forget to say "thank you" to the Gohonzon. A Present (Gift) from the Gohonzon.ppt
Aug 15. - Anniversary of the cease-fire. My heart flooded with a thousand emotions. Cherry trees blossomed and red leaves fell, snow lay on Mount Fuji and the summer sun beat down - so quickly, five years have passed.
Hard times for the company. We have reached a crisis. The directors conferred until 10.30. More employees seem to be leaving. My responsibilities are heavy, heavy indeed.
Who will build the coming era? Who will be it's driving force, who will set it's direction?
Read Tolstoy's Confession.
The World-Honored One of Great Enlightenment is a great for all living beings, a great eye for them, a great bridge, a great helmsman, a great field of good fortune. -The Opening of the Eyes(WND, pg 223); -
**There was a WD who came for guidance. Her husband had terminal cancer & doctors said he would not live longer than 3 months. Her question was "can he be cured?" The answer was "I don't know". The leader went on to say that President Toda's guidance was that WHEN WE DETERMINE THAT THE ONLY ONE THING WE CAN TRUST IS THE GOHONZON, THEN THE BODY
BEGINS TO RECOVER FROM SICKNESS. This means to cure ones own illness by oneself, through faith. The human body is capable of producing 700 types of medicines. But, when our life force is weak, then nothing is produced. When our life philosophy is polluted by slander, and impurities then our life cannot produce its healing power. Buddhism is great. Our life is great! It is supreme. It is Divine. It is the life of the Buddha. So through faith we can always manifest this supreme state of the Buddha, this power of the Gohonzon.
People call Buddhism great, but actually it teaches us that our own lives are great.
With determination, great life force & wisdom can be manifested from our lives & bodies to overcome sickness which is one's negative karma - the source of which is slander.
So, THE REAL QUESTION IS NOT WHETHER THE ILLNESS IS CURABLE, RATHER, THE QUESTION IS WHETHER I CAN DETERMINE IT IS CURABLE.
The woman told her husband about this guidance & together they both corrected their ichinen & prayed & he was cured.