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All possess the noble life state of Buddhahood. All can advance triumphantly on the supreme path of happiness. When we awaken to the fact that we possess within us the life state of Buddhahood as vast as the universe itself, there is no difficulty we cannot surmount. When we manifest our inherent strength, we can challenge boldly, with confidence and joy, the tasks that lie before us each day.

The same is true of the principle of transforming karma. Each of us must confront and deal with our karma or destiny ourselves. Once we know we possess within us the power to change any karma, we can find meaning in the adversity we face. We can change karma into mission.

Daisaku Ikeda Lecture on “The Wealthy Man Sudatta” (Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, vol 1, pp. 1086-1087. Found in Living Buddhism Oct 2014 edition pg 26. (via buddhainyourmirror)
The possibility of realizing a harmonious family, kosen-rufu (lasting peace) in the local community and world peace all start from one person standing up with hope and courage. This is the unchanging and immutable formula. Successful development and prosperity will be found where capable people have been fostered - this is an eternal principle.
LB Oct 2014; pg. 24 daisaku ikeda




Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.

There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  

Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.

So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 

Good job Internet.

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