Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Regard your study as an enviable opportunity

"Never regard your study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal job and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs."

--By Einstein, In the Princeton freshman publication The Dink, 1933; quoted in Don Oberdorfer, Princeton: The First 250 Years (Princeton University Press, 1955), p. 127.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

create or contribute something that benefit others -- lead a life of value

January 13

A life lived without purpose or value, the kind in which one doesn't know the reason why one was born, is joyless and lackluster. To just live, eat and die without any real sense of purpose surely represents a life pervaded by the world of Animality. On the other hand, to do, create or contribute something that benefits others, society and ourselves and to dedicate ourselves as long as we live up to that challenge--that is a life of true satisfaction, a life of value. It is a humanistic and lofty way to live.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President


Mr Chang C.L.


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