Encouragement

Polish Your “Inner Sword”

by Daisaku Ikeda Those who are determined to win in the end, no matter what, are strong. In the depths of our lives, we each possess a precious “jeweled sword” that is uniquely our own. This might sword…

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Encouragement

Learning About Dignity

By Daisaku Ikeda (Originally printed in the Japan Times on DEC 23, 2011)  On Dec. 19 the United Nations General Assembly, meeting in New York, adopted a historic new U.N. Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. As…

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Encouragement

What is Love? Part 2

With some people, however, once they have gotten into a relationship, they have a hard time saying “no” to the other person for fear of losing them. In that respect, love is like riding in a car with…

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Encouragement

What is Love? Part 1

The agonies of love are many and varied. Each person has their own character and personality; they have different backgrounds and circumstances. So there is no set rule that applies equally to everyone . . . Whom a…

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Encouragement

Thoughts on Friendship

Hardships Strengthen Friendships Friendship is the most beautiful, most powerful, and most valuable treasure in life. It is your true wealth. No matter how much status a person may gain or how rich one may become, a life…

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