Be a Lamp (Nirvana Sutra)
World Honored One Flicks Dirt with His Toe (Vimalakirti Sutra)
Order of Enlightenment (Maka Shikan)
Calming and Contemplation of Anger (Maka Shikan)
Effect of Thunderbolts on Ivory (Maka Shikan)
Blind Heir of a Wealthy Merchant (Maka Shikan)
Mongolian Wisdom (ancient sayings)
Mighty Bodhisattva Warriors (13th Dalai Lama)
Seeing Ourselves as Suchness (Shinnyo kan)
Wu-lung and I-lung (Writings of Nichiren Daishonin)
The Gakkai Spirit
In the New Human Revolution, Daisaku Ikeda relates the story of the Japanese who were interned in a Russian concentration camp during World War II.
Somehow they managed to escape into the cold, barren Russian frontier. But only two of them survived. The two survivors were not the youngest or the physically strongest.
The only survivors were a
mother and her infant child. The mother knew that if she died her child
would surely die. It was this understanding that gave the mother the strength
and wisdom to endure and overcome all manner of hardships.
We save ourselves by forging a path for others.
When you light a lamp for
another, it illuminates your path as well. This is the Gakkai Spirit.