Thursday, November 30, 2006

Daisaku Ikeda's Quotes

Everyone needs a bit of encouragement sometime or another to recharge their batteries or give them more courage and confidence in living their lives. Or achieving their dreams. Including me.. ^.^ No matter wat each person is going through, i hope it can help u in some way.. =)

One thing is certain: That is that the power of belief, the power of thought, will move reality in the direction of what we believe and conceive of it. If you really believe you can do something, you can. That is a fact.

When you clearly envision the outcome of victory, engrave it upon your heart, and are firmly convinced that you will attain it, your brain makes every effort to realize the mental image you have created. And then, through your unceasing efforts, that victory is finally made a reality.

Everything depends on what is in our hearts. If we decide to ourselves that something is impossible, then, consistent with our minds in thinking so, even something that is possible for us will become impossible. On the other hand, if we have the confidence that we can definitely do something, then we are already one step closer to achieving it in reality.

We have both a weak self and a strong self; the two are completely different. If we allow our weak side to dominate, we will surely be defeated.

Ultimately, our battle is with ourselves. Whether in our activities in society, or whether in historical, political or economic developments, everything essentially boils down to a struggle between positive and negative forces.

If you always have a shallow perspective and pay attention only to trivial things, you are sure to get bogged down in all kinds of petty worries and concerns, and not be able to move forward. Even relatively minor hurdles or problems will seem insurmountable. But if you look at life from a broad viewpoint, you naturally spot the way to solve any problem you may confront. This is true when we consider our own personal problems as well as those of society and even the future of the entire world.

"The heart is what is important." There is nothing more vulnerable, nothing more corruptible than the human mind; nor is there anything as powerful, steadfast and ennobling.

-Daisaku Ikeda-


CrazyGrr| said...

stumbled upon ur blog. good guidances there. :D

Anonymous said...

I've been through this will be a challenge to try to live up to such guidelines but hey u know wat? dont ever stop trying, best of luck, and with of luck too!
my company's biggest competitor is now the vietnamese factory btw..says a lot about investors' confidence in our country.

-Princess Shin- said...

Thanks! Come back often! =)

Thanks for dropping by! Sigh.. our country is... Well.. we all know..

Take care anyway! =)

Anonymous said...

Does this not say more about the spirit of the people of Vietnam and their ability to advance from appalling circumstances, to overcome against great odds against them? Does it not underline the futility of war - of that war and every war? We live on the same planet - humanity is the same the world over - take courage from the will of the Vietnamese - be positive about the ability you have to change your own nation for the better - it is your responsibility to do so.