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Appreciation,  Buddhism,  Gratitude

On Repaying Debts of Gratitude

It is not one’s allies but one’s powerful enemies who assist one’s progress…I am grateful when I think that without them I could not have proved myself to be the votary of the Lotus Sutra.”

The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra WND-1 p. 770

Having Boundless Appreciation

Brings Limitless Strength

What makes a person great? [My mentor, Josei Toda,] said: “True greatness means that, even if you forget what you’ve done for others, you never forget what others have done for you and always do your utmost to repay your debts of gratitude. Therein shines the light of Buddhism. Such people radiate integrity, depth of character, bigheartedness and charm.”

Even if you forget what you’ve done for others, never forget what others have done for you – these are very profound words. (Nov. 25, 2002, World Tribune, p. 2)

This passage is excerpted from SGI-USA “Study Series” How do I deal with those who have disappointed or discouraged me? (Apr 15, 2022 World Tribune p. 9)

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