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Here is the cherry tree with blossoms in front of the house where we rehearse in Queens. I took this picture on Dec. 1, 2009. All the other trees are bare, but this one stands there like a proud miracle. "You see", it seems to say, "Nothing is impossible!" "Muster your faith more than ever."
Even more amazing to me is that I received this in an e-mail from a friend - written by Daisaku Ikeda on Dec. 2nd :

"December 2, 2009

--TO MY FRIENDS--
Buddhism teaches principle of
"cherry, plum, peach and damson blossoms,"
which elucidates the innate, unique diversity and beauty of
all living entities.(*)
A cherry is a cherry and a plum, a plum.
Don't compare yourself to others.
Chanting daimoku with an expansive life state,
blossom and flourish in a way that is the most
natural to you.

(*) "When one comes to realize and see that each thing--the cherry, the
plum, the peace, the damson--in its own entity (way), without undergoing
any change, possess the eternally endowed three bodies [of the Buddha],
then this is what is meant by the word 'ryo,' 'to include' or
all-inclusive."--"The Immeasurable Meaning Sutra, Six Impotant Points,"
from THE RECORD OF THE ORALLY TRANSMITTED TEACHINGS, p. 200.

Above is a translation of "To My Friends" that is based on President
Ikeda's recent guidance, published in the Seikyo Shimbun.

--わが友に贈る--
仏法は「桜梅桃李」
桜は桜 梅は梅
人と比べるのではない
満々たる唱題で
自分らしく咲き薫れ!

--WAGA TOMO NI OKURU--
BUPPO WA "O-BAI-TO-RI"
SAKURA WA SAKURA, UME WA UME
HITO TO KURABERU NO DE WA NAI
MAN-MAN TARU SHODAI DE
JIBUN RASHIKU SAKI KAORE!"

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At 7:46am on December 3, 2009, Bethany Wild said…
Dreamt about Sting last night - always a good thing.
Combine that with Mystic cherry tree on my block in Queens
which has blossoms on it in December.
It can bring you to tears just seeing it
Near all the others with bare branches.

It makes sense that I would find my way here.

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