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Buddhism Day by Day

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, January 24, 2013:

Buddhism teaches equality and absolute respect for the dignity of life. Educating people to be citizens of the world begins with cultivating respect, compassion and empathy for others. I am certain that friendship and limitless trust in people can empower us to overcome socially disruptive discrimination and hatred. Openminded exchanges on the popular level will be increasingly important in the years to come. When people engage in mind-to-mind dialogue, they are grateful to see ethnic and cultural differences not as obstacles but as expressions of society—enriching diversity that engenders respect and a desire for further exploration.

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These excerpts are from "Buddhism Day by Day: Wisdom for Modern Life " by Daisaku Ikeda. This book is available for purchase at the online store Online Bookstore or your local SGI-USA Community Center bookstore.