Mrs. Yamamura l…

Mrs. Yamamura looked at Shin’ichi and asked in a sarcastic tone: “Excuse me for asking, but it seems to me that the Gohonzon is just a piece of paper. Why should mere words written on a piece of paper have such power?”
Shin’ichi responded sincerely: “Paper can have remarkable power, can’t it? Would you toss away a check for 50,000 or 100,000 yen because it’s ‘just paper’? If you get a telegram saying, ‘Your mother is in critical condition,’ wouldn’t you still be deeply affected, even though it’s just words on paper?

25, Daisaku Ikeda, The New Human Revolution

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April 25, 2013 · 5:49 pm

2 responses to “Mrs. Yamamura l…

  1. same work: Laughing, Shin’ichi said: “In Buddhism, that’s called the world of anger. People in this state of life always want to outwardly appear great, but inwardly tend to look down on others. The desire to be superior to others is the essence of the world of anger

    • same work: “He inscribed the Gohonzon as the ultimate entity for extinguishing past offenses and establishing a state of absolute happiness. When we dedicate our lives to kosen-rufu, based on the Gohonzon, we can attain Buddhahood in this lifetime without fail. I am here to declare that the Soka Gakkai is correctly teaching that path and carrying out that Buddhist practice in our world today.

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