Wednesday, June 9, 2010


If you allow yourself to be swayed by the opinions of others-- ''It must be good, because everyone else likes it'' '' It must be bad, because no one else likes it''--your feelings, your sensibility, which should be the very core of artistic experience, will wither and die.
To enjoy art to the fullest, you must abandon preconceived notions, leaving a blank state.
Then confront the work directly with your entire being.
If you are deeply moved, then that work is, for you, a great work of art.
( Diasaku Ikeda)

Many things happen in life. There are joyous days and times of suffering.
Sometimes unpleasant things occur. But that's what makes life so interesting. The dramas we encounter are part and parcel of being human. If we experienced no change or drama in our lives, if nothing unexpected ever happened,we would be like automatons, our lives would be unbearably monotonous and dull.
Therefore,please develop a strong self so that you can enact the drama of your life with confidence and poise in the face of all life's vicissitudes.
( Daisaku Ikeda)

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us.
So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.
( Cesar Chavez)

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