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Maggie can make us free of negative influences. That is her puppy power though! (Photo by me)

Buddhism Day by Day: Health Doesn’t Mean Freedom From Negativity

“According to Buddhism, health is not a condition in which we merely escape negative influences. It is a highly positive, active state in which we hold ourselves responsible for such influences, in which we face and try to solve various problems — not just our own but others’ problems, too. The word disease implies a lack of ease, which conversely implies that health is a state of comfort. In the Buddhist sense, however, being ‘at ease’ does not mean freedom from difficulties; it means having the strength to meet and overcome any problems.”

Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote

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