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BODY IS A TEMPLE, NO POLLUTION PERMITTED.

13 April 2013

HERE ARE THE QUOTES THAT RESONATED WITH MY LIFE THE MOST G171:

“THE LOTUS SUTRA, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS KNOWN AS A SUTRA THAT WAS PREACHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BUDDHA’S OWN MIND. BECAUSE THE BUDDHA’S MIND IS AN EXCELLENT MIND, PERSONS WHO READ THIS SUTRA, EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY NOT UNDERSTAND ITS MEANING, WILL GAIN INESTIMABLE BENEFIT.” – NICHIREN DAISHONIN P.1128

“MUGWORT THAT GROWS IN THE MIDST OF HEMP, OR A SNAKE INSIDE A TUBE [WILL AS A MATTER OF COURSE BECOME STRAIGHT], AND THOSE WHO ASSOCIATE WITH PEOPLE OF GOOD CHARACTER WILL CONSEQUENTLY BECOME UPRIGHT IN HEART, DEED, AND WORD. THE LOTUS SUTRA EXERTS A SIMILAR INFLUENCE. THE BUDDHA WILL LOOK UPON ONE WHO SIMPLY PUTS FAITH IN THIS SUTRA AS A GOOD PERSON.” P1128.

JANUARY 13TH, 2009

I CALLED INTO WORK AND LET THEM KNOW THAT I WOULD NOT BE COMING IN TODAY. I DID NOT COMMUNICATE THIS MESSAGE TO THEM IN A TIMELY MANNER. I NOTIFIED MY WORK THAT I WAS SICK 1 HOUR & 15 MINUTES INTO MY SCHEDULED WORK DAY. WHILE SITTING IN BED, WONDERING ABOUT THE KIND OF CAUSE I MADE TO BRING ABOUT A SITUATION LIKE THIS MAKES ME REFLECT ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN MY LIFE AND WHAT IS NOT. FOR INSTANCE, SMOKING DOES NOT CREATE AY VALUE IN MY LIFE. SMOKING IS HORRIBLE AND I AM STUPID AND SELF-DESTRUCTIVE FOR THINKING DIFFERENT. BEING STUPID FOR NOT BEING SMART AND BEING A GOOD PERSON ARE NOT ALWAYS CONNECTED.

ALSO, REFLECTING ON THE PREVIOUS DAYS CAUSES MADE, IT IS CLEAR THAT LACK OF SLEEP, TOO MUCH COFFEE, TOO MUCH ALCOHOL HAD A PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE EFFECTS OF MY DAILY LIFE. I MUST SINCERELY AND WHOLE HEARTEDLY EXPOSE SUCH ENERGIES WITHIN MY LIFE, NO MATTER WHO WOULD TRY TO PERSUADE ME OTHERWISE. EVEN IF THE PERSON DECIDES THAT THESE SUBSTANCES ARE MORE IMPORTANT, I MUST NOT SINK DOWN TO THAT LEVEL. MY BODY IS A TEMPLE, NO POLLUTION PERMITTED.

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