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Buddhism Day by Day: The Lotus Sutra’s Philosophy of 3,000 Realms

“What can the individual accomplish in the face of huge institutions that run our world? This feeling of powerlessness fuels a vicious cycle that only worsens and situation and increases people’s sense of futility. At the opposite extreme of this sense of powerlessness lie the Lotus Sutra’s philosophy of three thousand realms in a single moment of life and the application of this teaching to our daily lives. This principle teaches us that inner determination of an individual can transform everything; it gives ultimate expression to the infinite potential and dignity inherent in each human life.” –Nichiren

Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.

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