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Compassion: Solidarity of the Heart

“Compassion is often thought of as akin to pity, but whereas pity may be condescending, compassion springs from a sense of the equality and interconnectedness of life. Genuine compassion is about empowering others, helping them unlock strength and courage from within their lives in order to overcome their problems.”

Encouragement from Daisaku Ikeda
Let’s do gongyo and chant daimoku with the powerful and resounding rhythm of a galloping white horse! Let’s manifest potent life force and begin each day with vibrant momentum!
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Health & Happiness
Growing up, Oakland Children’s Hospital was my second home. As a baby, I experienced the first of 22 ear infections, which required multiple surgeries. At age 2, I developed seizures after my mom and I...
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Relationships:
Friends & Family
With some people, however, once they have gotten into a relationship, they have a hard time saying “no” to the other person for fear of losing them. In that respect,...
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Work
For years, I struggled with understanding my mission in life. I was raised Jewish in New York City, where there was strong familial pressure to become a doctor or dentist. Without...
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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

“A mind now clouded by the illusions of the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but when polished, it is sure to become like a clear mirror, reflecting the essential nature of phenomena and the true aspect of reality. Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo”.

On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime (WND, 4)