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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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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Encouragement

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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