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By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

One cannot, without reflection, make some into bearers of goodness and others into miscreants, judging them by relative positive or negative criteria. These, like everything else, change according to historical circumstances, the character of a society, the time and subjective points of view.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Adversity gives birth to greatness. The greater the challenges and difficulties we face, the greater the opportunity we have to grow and develop as people. A life without adversity, a life of ease and comfort, produces nothing and leaves us with nothing. This is one of the indisputable facts of life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

It is important that we have the inner richness to be able to look up at the stars or the moon and compose a poem once in a while. When we open wide our minds and fix our gaze on the universe, we fix our gaze on our own life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

The determination to win is the better part of winning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

The profound unity of subjective existence and objective environment leads naturally to the idea that the life-force of one human being can affect other living beings and even the fundamental being of humankind as a whole. Furthermore, the minds of humankind fuse into one and exert a continuous influence, both physical and spiritual, on other living beings and on the whole of nature.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

When we change, the world changes. The key to all change is in our inner transformation- a change of our hearts and minds. This is human revolution. We all have the power to change. When we realize this truth, we can bring forth that power anywhere, anytime, and in any situation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

There are some among the so-called elite who are overbearing and arrogant. I want to foster leaders, not elitists.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

The economy is after all driven by people. No matter how dire the situation may be, as long as people are firm, a turnaround, revival and progress can be possible.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Music speaks directly to the heart. This response, this echo within the heart, is proof that human hearts can transcend the barriers of time and space and nationality. Exchanges in the field of culture can play an important role in enabling people to overcome mistrust and prejudice and build peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

A genuinely happy person is one who has rendered others happy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

But I believe we must not allow feelings of defeat to take root in our hearts.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

The effects of human rights education can be dramatic in awakening people to the value and power of their own lives, as shown in the following stories.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Hope changes everything. It changes winter into summer, darkness into dawn, descent into ascent, barrenness into creativity, agony into joy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Have the depth of faith to regard everything as a source for creating happiness and value.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

A truly beautiful person is one who is good at discovering beauty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

While it is important to win, it’s even more important to remain undefeated no matter what happens.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

We are responsible for our own destiny. What matters is how we improve ourselves from this moment forward.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Dialogue starts from the courageous willingness to know and be known by others. It is the painstaking and persistent effort to remove all obstacles that obscure our common humanity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Humanity has experienced many revolutionary changes over the course of history: revolutions in agriculture, in science, industrial production, as well as numerous political revolutions. But these have all been limited to the external aspects of our individual and collective lives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

When you devote yourself to achieving your goal, you will not be bothered by shallow criticism. Nothing important can be accomplished if you allow yourself to be swayed by some trifling matter, always looking over your shoulder and wondering what others are saying or thinking. The key to achievement is to move forward along your chosen path with firm determination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

If you summon your courage to challenge something, you’ll never be left with regret. How sad it is to spend your life wishing, “If only I’d had a little more courage.” Whatever the outcome may be, the important thing is to step forward on the path that you believe is right.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

A great work of art is one that truly moves and inspires you. You yourself must be moved. Don't look at art with others' eyes. Don't listen to music with others' ears. You must react to art with your own feelings, your own heart and mind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

What is defeat in life? It is not merely making a mistake; defeat means giving up on yourself in the midst of difficulty. What is true success in life? True success means winning in your battle with yourself. Those who persist in the pursuit of their dreams, no matter what the hurdles, are winners in life, for they have won over their weaknesses.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

History is filled with tragic examples of wars that result from diplomatic impasse. Whether in our local communities or in international relations, the skillful use of our communicative capacities to negotiate and resolve differences is the first evidence of human wisdom.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

You must not for one moment give up the effort to build up new lives for yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Men and women who know the brutal reality of war, who know that war strips people of their very humanity, must unite in a new global partnership for peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

A truley heroic way of life lies in squarely confronting and courageously overcoming the pounding vicissitudes that life always throws in our paths

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

A person who respects others is respected by others in return. Those who treat others with compassion and concern are protected and supported by others. Our environment is essentially a reflection of ourselves

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Creating harmony amidst diversity is a fundamental issue of the twenty-first century. While celebrating the unique characteristics of different peoples and cultures, we have to create solidarity on the level of our common humanity, our common life. Without such solidarity, there will be no future for the human race. Diversity should not beget conflict in the world, but richness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Hope is life's greatest treasure. If you have no hope, create some!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

People need to be made conscious of a very simple reality: we have no choice but to share this planet, this small blue sphere floating in the vast reaches of space, with all of our fellow 'passengers.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

No matter what our personal circumstances may be, if we ourselves become a source of light, then there will be no darkness in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

When we care for others our own strength to live increases. When we help people expand their state of life, our lives also expand. Actions to benefit others are not separate from actions to benefit oneself. Our lives and the lives of others are ultimately inseparable.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

True love should be transformative; a process that amplifies our capacity to cherish not just one person but all people. It can make us stronger, lift us higher and deepen us as individuals. Only to the extent that we polish ourselves now can we hope to develop wonderful bonds of the heart in the future.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Those who always have a sense of appreciation and gratitude never reach an impasse in life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Why is it that sometimes our prayers seem not to be answered? This is a manifestation of the Buddha's wisdom, so that we can deepen our prayers, become stronger people, live more profound lives and secure deeper, more lasting good fortune. If our slightest prayer was answered immediately, we would become lazy and degenerate. And we could not hope to build a life of great dignity and substance.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Happiness does not exist as an isolated quality, nor does it conform to a single fixed pattern. Happiness is something that breathes and lives in the relationships between one person and another.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Become like the sun. If you do so, all darkness will be dispelled. No matter what happens, live confidently with the conviction that you, yourself are the “sun.” Of course, in life there are sunny days and cloudy days. But even on cloudy days, the sun is still there. Even when you are suffering, it is vital that you strive to keep the sun shining brightly in your heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

The misfortune of others is our misfortune. Our happiness is the happiness of others. To see ourselves in others and feel an inner oneness and sense of unity with them represents a fundamental revolution in the way we view and live our lives. Therefore, discriminating against another person is the same as discriminating against oneself. When we hurt another, we are hurting ourselves. And when we respect others, we respect and elevate our own lives as well.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

The power of growth, of improvement, the power to overcome all stagnation and break through every obstacle and transform a barren wasteland into a verdant field - that unstoppable power of hope resides right within your own heart. It wells up from the rich earth of your innermost being when you face the future without doubt or fear: "I can do more. I can grow. I can become a bigger and better human being.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Hopes, dreams, faith and a sense of mission enable us to open up our lives.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

Just as a diamond can only be polished by another diamond, it is only through genuine, all-out engagement with others that people can polish their character, and help each other to reach greater heights.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

The problems of aging present an opportunity to rethink our social and personal lives in order to ensure the dignity and welfare of each individual.