Buddhism Day by Day: The Poetic Sprit Encourages All to Return to Naked Humanity
“The poetic sprit encourages people in all rank and places to return to their naked humanity. Neither sentimental nor fantastic, it embraces and affirms the whole world and all its inhabitants; to imparts the will to remain optimistic and unbending in the face of all hardships.
As a believer in innate human goodness, I am certain that the concentrated power of good can overcome the greatest of forces of evil. The poetic sprit helps us control the greed-dominated self. It helps us handle the actual while keeping our eyes turned toward the ideal.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.