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5 Quotes on Freedom

From SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

1. Freedom doesn’t mean the absence of all restrictions. It means possessing unshakable conviction in the face of any obstacle. This is true freedom. (

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2. Freedom cannot be measured in terms of time—the amount of “free time” we have has nothing to do with the amount of “freedom” we have. It’s what we do with our time that counts. (The Victorious Teen, p. 18)

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3. Daring to take on tough challenges—that in itself is immense freedom (The Victorious Teen, p. 17)

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4. One who has mastered himself is truly free. Freedom lies in the heart of the sage, servitude in the heart of the fool. (

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5. Life is a battle to win ultimate and unlimited freedom. Faith in Buddhism allows us to use our karma and the sufferings of birth, aging, sickness, and death as springboards to happiness. The purpose of faith is to forge that kind of self. Faith enables us to attain a state of unsurpassed freedom. (The Victorious Teen, p. 18)

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