Buddhism Day By Day: Nichiren Buddhism isn’t to Escape Reality
“The human being is not a frail wretch at the mercy of fate. Shakyamuni insisted that to change oneself now is to change the future on the vast scale. The Western impression that Buddhism is all about meditation is alien to the spirit of Shakyamuni. The goal of Nichiren Buddhism is neither escape from reality nor passive acceptance. It is to live strongly, proactively, in such a way as to refine one’s own life and reform society through a constant exchange between the outside world and the individual’s inner world.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.