Study Material
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There are three fundamentals in the practice of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism.  Faith, Practice and Study.  Faith means to believe in the Gohonzon. Practice means to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo ourselves and to teach others. Study means to study and understand the Buddhist teachings. 

Among these three, faith is the most fundamental for the attainment of Buddhahood.  Faith gives rise to practice and study, and practice and study serve to deepen one’s faith. Nichiren taught that study is an essential part of the practice.  The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, World Tribune newspaper, Living Buddhism magazine and many other SGI publications contain study material centered on Buddhism. For more information on Buddhist study please visit the SGI-USA’s Study Department website.