Encouragement

What Does “Changing Our Karma” Mean?

This Q&A series addresses frequently asked questions about Nichiren Buddhism. Q: I often hear people in the SGI talking about “changing karma into mission,” but I’m not sure I know…

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Encouragement

For the Peace of the Land

A report from the North America and Oceania Study Conference. “If you care anything about your personal security, you should first of all pray for order and tranquility throughout the…

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Encouragement

9,500 Lions of Justice

If there was a lesson to be gleaned from the powerful milestone Young Men’s and Young Women’s General Meetings held in July, it was this: Next year’s 50,000 youth gathering…

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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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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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