Tag: respect

Great Evil and Great Good

compassion, respect, tolerance

I read a quote yesterday that made me think of everything that has taken place over the past ten or fifteen years, and of the historical significance. The quote is taken from one of Nichiren Daishonin’s letters titled “Great Evil and Great Good.” The quote is similar to “the darkest hour is just before dawn,” […]

Equality Does Not Mean We Are All the Same

equality, dignity, respect, empowerment, happiness, buddhism, lotus sutra, women's happiness

The primary intent of the Buddha was to help every person achieve the same enlightened state he had achieved – in this lifetime. A quote from the Lotus Sutra reads: At all times I think to myself: How can I cause living beings, to gain entry into the unsurpassed way and quickly acquire the body […]

Those Who Were Seen Dancing

never give up, buddhism, happiness

One of my favorite quotes I discovered during the 2 plus years I spent writing my memoir, is by Nietzsche: And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. I looked up an explanation of the quote on Yahoo! Answers, and found one that seemed […]

A Humanistic Philosophy of Life

victory, faith, buddhism, hope, optimism

In Hillary Clinton’s recent review of Henry Kissinger’s latest book, “World Order,” she quotes John F. Kennedy’s observation that peace and progress are “based not on a sudden revolution in human nature but on a gradual evolution in human institutions…a process – a way of solving problems.” I believe that peace and progress are based on […]

Every Person Deserves Respect

respect, peace, happiness, behavior, buddhism

What does Bodhisattva Never Disparaging’s profound respect for people signify? The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his behavior as a human being. Nichiren Daishonin – “Three Kinds of Treasure” This quote has always had profound meaning for me. The story behind Bodhisattva Never Disparaging […]