Sunday, 1 April 2012

The Abundance of Life


I re-dedicate my life to

Kosen-rufu: To be strong so that

nothing can upset my peace of mind. To talk of

health, happiness and hope to every person I meet. To

make friends feel that there is something good and beautiful in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and to be optimistic about life.

To think only the best, and work towards doing and expecting only the best. To be just

as happy about the successes of others as I am about my own. To forget any

mistakes of the past and press forward to greater achievements

in the future. To give so much time to improving myself,

that I have no time to criticise others. To be too strong

for fear, too kind for anger and too happy

for worry. To lift my heart in faith

each day, so the Gohonzon

may show forth in

my life.

(based on The Optimist Creed by Christian D. Larsen)


  1. Hi Dear Fellow practitioner,

    I used to read this 'Optimist Creed' by Christian D. Larsen and I absolutely fell in love with his words.

    Now you've made our own Kosen rufu version...truly Buddhism is a way of wonderful !!!

  2. Thank you for this I needed to see it somewhere today