Experience

My Greatest Ability

Facing a terminal illness with her Buddhist practice, Nat Coll learns how to truly live. by Nat Coll COSTA MESA, CALIF. At 13, I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus,…

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News

Creating a Force for Peace Where We Live

Youth are the treasure of humanity. Youth are the champions of justice. Youth are the hope of the future. With these words, SGI President Ikeda shared in his New Year’s…

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Experience

Buddhism Is Win or Lose!

by Lonnie Sheinart LOS ANGELES In my second year of marriage, my husband, Allen, was diagnosed with AIDS in 1989 and given six months to live. He had received a…

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Encouragement

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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