I was convinced that deep in heart everyone is sincerely searching the meaning and value of one’s life.
“How can Buddhist practices make a difference in this wounded world?” In reply to this self-questioning, Dr. Ruben Habito emphasized the importance of the Bodhisattva spirit. Then, he referred to the following words of Mr. Kenji Miyazawa, the Japanese poet and author of children’s stories; “There can be no individual happiness until the world as a whole is happy.” These words reflect the Buddha’s vow. From the Buddha’s eyes, everyone actually holds this Buddha’s vow within. The sense of caring others is innate nature of everyone. Unfortunately, however, we often forget this own vow.
I would like to keep cultivating my Buddhist heart so that I always remember this vow within myself and live it sincerely.
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