SGI-USA Daily Encouragement for Dec. 10, 2011
Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
from Today & Tomorrow
Saturday, December 10, 2011:
We must put down firm roots; we must be strong. Inner strength is a prerequisite for happiness, a prerequisite for upholding justice and one’s beliefs. One of the Buddha’s titles is “He Who Can Forbear.” To courageously endure, persevere and overcome all difficulties—the Buddha is the ultimate embodiment of the virtue of forbearance. The power of faith gives us the strength to weather and survive any storm. Perseverance is the essence of a Buddha.