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 bad blood transfusion during a 1984 surgery, just…

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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 a discussion with representatives of a youth delegation…

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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 vow or pledge as a bodhisattva. Bodhisattva is…

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News

SGI President Ikeda’s 2017 Peace Proposal, “The Global Solidarity of Youth”

TOKYO, Jan. 26—Daisaku Ikeda, president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled “The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope” on Jan. 26. While acknowledging numerous…

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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 Island of Guam, the site of intense fighting…

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