Friday, March 20, 2009
Being wise and being happy are in close proximity." This is an insight by Jean Jacque Rousseau of France. if we are unwise, that makes us miserable. The purpose of women is to become wise victors of happiness.
President Toda gave guidance to the Young women that our heart should not be shortsighted, only seeing what is before our very eyes. We should not be farsighted either, only chasing after ideals. Our views should neither be confused nor agonized either, being attached by the complicated contradictions of reality. In life, we must have a correct view. This is what Buddhism expounds. Faith, which is the practice of Buddhism, allows us to correct the perspective of our hearts. It is Buddhist study based on faith that enables us to create and polish this correct view.
Excerpt from Essay: The Light of the Century of Humanity - the Young Rising Sun of the "Century of Women" by Daisaku Ikeda, Nov. 11, 2004