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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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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Encouragement

“Appreciation and Joy Multiply Our Good Fortune”

Happiness doesn’t lie somewhere far away. It is something we must achieve for ourselves through our present struggles in the here and now. An excerpt from the series “The Wisdom for Creating Happiness and Peace,” which features key…

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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 amid any storm.” On April 24, President Ikeda…

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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 goals and dreams. Through chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to the…

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