Jillian has made an excellent post yesterday that marvellously ties in with the heavy-handed police tactics in London at the weekend G20 protests – whose chickens are now coming home to roost; and also, it ties in with our (the West’s) recent (and continuing) history, AND a bit of encouragement, calendared for today, by Daisaku Ikeda.
Ikeda is a Buddhist, one of the last from the original group that started the Soka Gakkai (SGI) around WW2. Soka Gakkai means ‘Value Creation Society’. He has written many books, working tirelessly all his life for Global Peace. One of his books is called “For Today & Tomorrow” and is a collection of his quotations and encouragements to members over many years. Whittled down by the editors, there is one quotation for each day of the year. It’s said, that in Buddhism, there are no co-incidences. It’s all to do with the “inter-connectedness of all things”.
This is today’s April 8:
Great individuals fight abuses of authority. The truly strong do not lord it over the weak. People of genuine strength and courage battle against the powerful, the arrogant, the authoritarian, the evil and corrupt – all who look down on people with contempt