Encouragement

Is it OK to chant for my desires?

Q: I read somewhere that Buddhism teaches that desires cause suffering. Yet in the SGI, I’ve been encouraged to chant for my desires. Is this OK? A: Experience tells us…

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Encouragement

How Contributions Have Supported the Recent Advance of American Kosen-rufu

“From nothing—no funding, no support, no human resources, no time—we have forged a path where none before had existed. And now, true to my conviction, Bodhisattvas of the Earth have…

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Encouragement

Citizen of the World

SGI President Ikeda is named an honorary citizen of Florence, Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence, Italy, is the place where artists and poets of world renown ushered in…

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Encouragement

“Appreciation and Joy Multiply Our Good Fortune”

Happiness doesn’t lie somewhere far away. It is something we must achieve for ourselves through our present struggles in the here and now. An excerpt from the series “The Wisdom…

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Encouragement

“Great Mountain” Chapter Debuts!

On May 3, 1979, SGI President Ikeda penned with lionhearted strokes the calligraphy “Great Mountain.” At the bottom, he wrote, “To my friends, I pray that your faith remains unwavering…

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