Monday, October 27, 2008

Happiness is to be found in the vibrant dynamism when one strives to overcome obstacles

Happiness doesn't exist on the far side of distant mountains. It is within you, yourself. However, it's not when you are sitting in idle passivity, but it's found in the vibrant dynamism of your own life as you struggle to challenge and overcome one obstacle after another, as you clamber up a perilous ridge in pursuit of that which lies beyond.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

Education: to improve society and realise world peace

What our world most requires now is the kind of education that fosters love for humankind, that develops character that provides an intellectual basis for the realization of peace and empowers learners to contribute to and improve society.

~ Daisaku Ikeda (in a lecture at the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation,New Delhi, India, October 21,1997)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Truly great are those who enable others to realize their greatness

The truly great do not seek greatness for themselves; they seek to enable others to realize greatnesss. It is the responsibility of seniors to protect and work for the welfare of their juniors, and to foster them into people even more capable than themselves.

Life is like a sea voyage

Life is like a sea voyage. We each need to open up our own course in life with the strength of our convictions, unperturbed by the crashing breakers of life's stormy seas. The fiercer the tempest reages, the more we need to rouse our own fighting spirit and man the tiller with all our strength and ksill crying, "Bring it on!" Through this type of ardous struggle we can forge the practical wisdom to triumph consistently and, as victorious champions, to create history.