And what better daily encouragement to go with my last post then this:
“When we are aware that each moment of each day, each gesture and step we take, is truly mystical and full of wonder, we will live our lives with greater thought and care. We will also have greater respect and appreciation for the lives of others.” Daisaku Ikeda
“Intellect will play a very important role in the coming age. By intellect I mean refined wisdom, clear reasoning, profound philosophy and broad-ranging knowledge. We are entering an age when people will develop their intelligence and wisdom, infusing society with their new outlook.” –Daisaku Ikeda
I particularly like this daily encouragement because it shows the importance of what kind of education we need. We’ve become victims of specialized knowledge, learning things that will benefit us monetarily, and allow us to live a nice life. But, there is a need for “life knowledge” which will allow us to live a happy life filled with personal growth and fulfillment so that we are able to reach the Ultimate.