[i]"What is today's task? To fulfill my mission for today. What is my mission for today? To struggle in my own circumstances. What is that struggle? To advance, to the limits of my strength.
What is tomorrow's problem? Is tomorrow a moment by moment extension of today? No matter how hard today may be, when we dream of tomorrow, hope returns.
When we do our best today, the future sparkles, and flames of joy leap high. Reality consists of our actual feeling at "this moment" and "this moment" continues eternally. There is no choice but to pursue human revolution.
Listen, self is so weak: Advance! Have you no courage to keep forging ahead? Stand up and do something significant this year!"[/i]
Dr Daisaku Ikeda [Youthful Diary]
Hey yall! This is Siddharth Manu, an inch shorter than 6',built slim, with an all-teeth-revealing smile [:D] and havin a clear 4-chambered heart plus a tiny brain, which loves goin on holidays! [:P].
I am a simple person, havin my mission in my heart, which makes me live with a spirit[:)]. I'm quite selfless, or rather altruistic, and u'll know its true when I'll be happier at your success than mine(even if it doesnt come.. watever [:P] ). I'm determined to live a simple, happy and contributive life, playing my part to the best of my capacity.
I am a proud member of the SGI, which is an organisation working for Universal Peace, Culture & Education, based on Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism (or Humanism [:)]). This faith has always taught me how to live the most significant life through all the ups and downs.
Right now (and for the next 2 yrs), I am studyin B.Tech (engineering) at MIT, Manipal, but I really want to contribute from a much bigger responsibility and I'm praying and learning day and night to do that. I am preparing for MBA entrances (though I've just joined my undergrad! rather early[;)]). I am determined to show victory in my life and become a grateful human being.
[i]"Gratitude is expressed not through words, but through actions"[/i]
I am determined to give [b]more[/b] than I've got, love [b]more[/b] than I've been loved, be the first one to accept my mistakes and carry on with this wonderful journey of life, never lookin back in regret [:)].
I have a small but strongly bonded network of friends (most are elder to me :) ), whom I really cherish.
And hey, don't judge me! I discover new aspects about my own self everyday, its a changing world!
Ready to change for the better always. On a mission, Sid [:)]
Refer my Testimonials if you want to know me more [:)]
Hi, Sid! Thanks for your kind comments about my family's experience in faith. It's really my intention to share that actual proof of faith in the Gohonzon to encourage other people to try chanting (if they haven't yet) and continue their practice to win in life. I am really grateful to be able to connect with SGI- members throughout the world through this site since our exchange of experiences and thoughts will greatly enhance our understanding of our practice and our role for worldwide kosen-rufu. Indeed, we are brothers and sisters from the infinite past. Glad to have you as my friend from India. Let's do our best for kosen-rufu!
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.