Ryusho Jeffus

“In the first short section we learn of the deep connection that existed between the Buddha and this person who sought to destroy Buddhism.  We learn that the Buddha praises this person who has done so much evil saying that because of their relationship in the past the Buddha was able to become the Buddha.   I wonder how many of us can look at those who cause us grief and thank them for the growth opportunities they provide us.  It isn’t easy to express appreciation for such opportunities.  Normally we just want to avoid at all cost those things that bother us.  Or perhaps we may want to seek out only pleasurable things or the easy way.  Yet in doing the easy things we don’t always grow in the same way as if we were to challenge ourselves.  You have chosen to try something of great difficulty, you have chosen to challenge your life.  You are to be commended for this effort, and you should know that without doubt your life is changing, even if you don’t yet see it.”

Ryusho Jeffus, Lotus Sutra Practice Guide
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