"Buddhism teaches us that the individual writes and performs the script for his
or her own life. Neither chance nor a divine being writes the script for us.
We write it, and we are the actors who play it. This is an extremely positive
philosophy, inherent in the teaching of 3,000 realms in a single moment of life.
You are the author and the hero. To perform your play well, it is important to
pound the script into your head so thoroughly that you can see it vividly before
your eyes. You may need to rehearse in your mind. Sometimes it helps to write
down your goals, copying them over and over until they are inscribed in your
3/3/93 (Daisaku Ikeda)
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