Buddhism,  Courage,  Faith

Becoming Fearless

What is fear? It is an illusion created by one’s own mind. Cowards tremble with fear at shadows of their own making. “Do not fear!” Shakyamuni Buddha taught long ago. In our own age, Gandhi also called on the people of India to cast aside their fear. They responded by standing up with courage, marking the true dawn of India’s independence.

When we decide to challenge our preconceived limitations, we set into motion the causes for victory.

Mahayana Buddhism sets forth the ideal of the bodhisattva who seeks enlightenment for both self and others, even postponing one’s own enlightenment to lead others to that goal.

 [1] SGI USA Living Buddhism “A Guide to Becoming Fearless” Dec 1, 2022

50,000 Lions of Justice [2]

The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon

A woman who makes offerings to such a Gohonzon invites happiness in this life, and in the next, the Gohonzon will be with her and protect her always. Like a lantern in the dark, like a strong guide and porter on a treacherous mountain path, the Gohonzon will guard and protect you, Nichinyo, wherever you go. Therefore, you should take every care to ward off slanderers of the Law in the same way that you would never wish a courtesan even to come near your home. This is the meaning of, “Thrust aside evil friends and associate with good companions.”

[3] The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon WND I p. 832

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