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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Happy SGI Day!

Reflecting on the origins of the SGI’s people-centered movement. On Jan. 26, 1975, 158 representatives from 51 countries and territories gathered for the First World Peace Conference on the Pacific…

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Where does SGI Buddhism stand on the issues of war and peace?

This Q&A series addresses frequently asked questions by those who are interested in Nichiren Buddhism. Q: My friend is hesitant to practice Buddhism because he says religion is to blame for…

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What Does the Term Gohonzon Mean?

The eternal life of the universe exists within each of us. The literal meaning of honzon is object of devotion. Go is an honorific. Even people who declare that they…

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Discussion Meetings Are Oases of Spiritual Revitalization

Monthly Message from SGI President Ikeda This monthly encouragement by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda was originally published in the November 2016 issue of the Daibyakurenge, the Soka Gakkai’s monthly study journal….

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