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 four quarters of the land, should you not?”…

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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 starts with treasuring the person right in front…

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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 that desires can cause suffering and that resisting…

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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 appeared in [192] countries [and territories] around the…

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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 the dawning of the human spirit. A new…

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