Buddhism Day by Day: There’s no Lonelier/Unhappier a Person Than one who Doesn’t Know the joy of…
“There is no one lonelier or more unhappy than a person who does not know the pure joy of creating a life for themselves. To be human is not merely to stand erect and manifest Intelligence or knowledge. To be human in the full sense of the word is to lead a creative life.
The struggle to create new life from within is a truly wonderful thing. There is found the brilliant wisdom that guides and directs the working of reason; the light of insight that penetrates the farthest reaches of the universe; the undaunted will to see justice done that meets and challenges all the assaults of evil; the spirit of unbounded care the embraces all who suffer, When there are fused with that energy of compassion the pours fourth the deepest sources of the cosmic life, an ecstatic rhythm arise to color the lives of all people.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.