Kindness is the Only Parachute 

As I approach my final preparations for my jump off the cliff,

Remember this:

The only useful and effective parachute is the Bodhisattva Way.

Be there for and acknowledge the true self of others and they will support you where gravity won’t.

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Nuclear impotence

We used to have fist fights, then sword fights, then gun fights, then bomb fights. But now nuclear weapons has made fighting meaningless. Their presence can be the portal to peace. Because they haven’t rendered nations and large entities impotent. They have rendered human beings impotent. The worse, most fearful enemy of each of us is the nation, the corporations that pay for these massive stockpiles.

“Wisdom for Mod…

“Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Monday, December 16, 2013:

“A society that has sacrificed so much to material wealth that it has forgotten the human heart and the better human aspirations degenerates into something compassionless, doctrinaire, ignorant and ultraconservative. When this happens, fundamental solutions to calamities become impossible. If we protect the truth and are resolute, we are capable of creating peace and prosperity. And the truth we must protect ought to be high and great. Our great truth—the thing that we must protect to the utmost—involves ethics and the best of human nature. But more basic than anything else is our duty to guard the truth of life, the truth that we and the universe are one, and that a single ordinary human thought contains the entirety of universal life.”

Quote from SGI President Daisaku Ikeda on what makes society come to an impasse.