Lola is full of cheerfulness and fighting spirit! (Photo by Rose Bolomey)

Buddhism: Cheerfulness’s Born of a Fighting Spirit

“Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, ‘And so of cheerfulness, or good temper, the more it is spent, the more of it remains.’ Cheerfulness is not the same as frivolousness. Cheerfulness is born of a fighting spirit. Frivolousness is never reverse side of cowardly escape. Emerson also said the ‘power dwells with cheerfulness there is no strength. Strive to advance still more brightly and cheerfully.”

Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.

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