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Sunday, 22 November, 2020. The second pillar

    Today, I begin writing about the rest of the story written on November 10, about the second pillar of my moral standard.    Thinking correctly about the way of solution for my problems, we must first and profoundly consider the following quotation by my mentor: "It is impossible to build one's own happiness on the misfortune of others." (from the same site ).    The more you know about our real world and our life, the more you cannot believe the quote that we cannot build our happiness at the sacrifice of other persons' happiness. So even problems within arm's reach far from global problems are not solved. Thus, those are left, continuously accumulated around us, and our situation will be going more and more badly.  Nevertheless, we need to notice the previous quotation. The principle states that everyone includes within each other's environment.    As you know, our inner devils always whisper to us: becoming ignorant; getting greedy; hating anybody!. 

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020. The first pillar

  I have a moral standard as you have, but of course, I do not interest in whether that suits new normals or not.   The standard consists of two pillars in my view of life. The first pillar is standard that I never blame other persons for my problems. The thought has been extremely important for my life and originally based on the philosophy of NIchiren Buddhism, which is  the principle the oneness of life and its environment (e-sho-fu-ni in Japanese)  and  the principle of a single life-moment possessing three thousand realms (ichi-nen-san-zen in Japanese) . My mentor said: “People around us reflects the state of our own lives. The environment that we are in, whether favorable or not, is the product of our own life. When we fail to understand this, we tend to blame others for our troubles.”(from Words of Wisdom by Daisaku Ikea ). Thus, My mentor developed the philosophy of NIchiren Buddhism. Various problems have really occurred around me almost every day. Various problems have re

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020.

I previously used the clause that you look up to someone as a mentor. I literally look up that (not someone) every day, but of course, it is the picture of mentor on the upper of a wall that I am looking up. You may interest in who is in the picture. I will tell you about that someday because it is never secret. You will certainly feel that my sentences are arrogant, because these are wordy sentences. But I think that those styles will mainly relate to the character of me. But those possibly depend on minds that are common with Japanese, and I will expect a little that is so. No way, I must appreciate that you had read those such sentences and like to expect your generosity.

Sunday, 1 November, 2020. The yellow square

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 When I look up to someone as a mentor, I  naturally am his (or her) disciple like I am. However, unlike the master-disciple relationship under the apprenticeship system, this relationship does not mean that the mentor has given me permission to become his (or her) apprentice, nor has he (or her) given me a full license or a certificate as a disciple. Therefore, it is like a one-sided wish of me, and if we make a mistake, we may become a nuisance or a stalker. If I wish to become a real disciple, It is essential that I do not make these errors. So I must properly study mentor thinking and faithfully practice that. As it is so, I can surely say: "I am one of that disciple too.". The way of the disciple is still so far for me. But Nichiren has taught me "Rely on the Law and not upon persons." (on page 109 in "Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man").  Continue next time. I showed the photo mentioned before several days below. 

Friday, 30 October, 2020. Encounter with

  I have used a word of mentor two times in this blog so far. What interests you is that who is a mentor, but today, I will tell you about that first met my mentor.  When I was younger in my teen years, I met the mentor during a summer course held by the student division of Soka-Gakkai in 1970.  I could get a chance at that time that closely faced to mentor, but I could touch only his hand because he was in a whirl of many members of students. I could hear only his saying: "please eat a dish of shaved ice by this. because it is too hot.”.   After the whirl had far moved, I found something on the palm of my hand, which was a small, yellow, and plastic square left.   Of course, It was a ticket for buying a dish of shaved ice. After that, I had eaten a dish of shaved ice, but the payment was dishonestly cash. Naturally, I have always kept the yellow square as my treasure till now. To be continued. I will show you the photo of my small treasure next time.

Friday, 16 October, 2020.

  My mentor said about the cultivation: “To illustrate, not all plants and trees will necessarily grow simply because the sun is shining. Some may be in the shade, shut off from the light, or be attacked by harmful insects. Some may lack sufficient nutrients. Only when they are regularly given the appropriate care to address their specific circumstances and needs can plants grow. The same is true in the world of faith. If we compare the announcement of activity guidelines or the encouragement given to members at meetings to the light of the sun, then visiting members at their home or giving personal guidance can be likened to caring for the specific needs of each plant or tree.”. That is all and right. Note: From the new human revolution volume 4.

Wednesday, 14 October, 2020. Croton

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  A week ago, my wife and I went to a nearby home center to buy some daily necessities. I found a pot of Croton there and thought that pitifully, so the plant discounted and was surely unsold, which is only a plant but a company living on earth together.