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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“Prayer is the courage to persevere.”

Prayer in Nichiren Buddhism Prayer in Nichiren Buddhism is based on a determination, a vow to follow through on a course of action, to realize without fail all of our…

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Encouragement

5 Quotes on Empowerment by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

1. A great human revolution in the life of one person can change the destiny of humankind and our planet.(Ikedaquotes.org) Photo: iStockphoto / furtaev. 2. We should never decide that…

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Encouragement

Treasuring Each Person

The following is an excerpt from SGI President Ikeda’s study lecture on “The Three Kinds of Treasure,” from Learning From Nichiren’s Writings: The Teachings for Victory, vol. 1, pp. 175–76. In…

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Encouragement

The Essential Spirit of Buddhism: The Four Universal Vows

The purpose of Buddhism is to enable each person to attain Buddhahood. In Mahayana Buddhism, the first step in practice aimed at developing this state of life is making a…

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