Simple Thoughts.

I am reading a book called Discussions on Youth – Volume 1 and it’s written by the President of Soka Gakkai International, Sensei Daisaku Ikeda. In this book Sensei is addressing the youth. Thought of sharing a few of Sensei’s insights :

“Life is about scaling one mountain then facing the next one, followed by the one after that. One who preserves and finally succeeds in conquering the highest mountain is a victor in life. On the other hand one who avoids such challenges and takes the easy route – descending into the valleys, for instance – will end in defeat”

“It’s not important how you compare to other’s, but how you compare to who you were yesterday. If you see that you have advanced even one step, then you have achieved a victory.”

“View all hardships you experience as the material that will enable you to develop a big heart and become a person of depth and substance.”

“There is no treasure more precious than life itself. Do not destroy or harm that treasure by giving way to feelings of despair.”

“If you abandon what you have to do, you are the one who loses out. Therefore, you must never give up.”

“Each time you fall down, just get back up. If you can pick yourself up, you can move forward.”

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.

4 thoughts on “Simple Thoughts.”

  1. Nice post. I let out a deep sigh. Mountains behind mountains. And to not give up. One should rest at times, but not give up. Look at that last mountain conquered and how big it looked while climbing. Still, sometimes I feel like I should just be able to stretch my wings and fly over all the mountains. (But then I may want to fly into the universe, and find that wings will be a burden. So might as well get started on that next mountain while I look for my wings…) 🙂

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