Experience

The Spirit to Serve Others by Brandon Nicholson

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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Quote

Life is a battle to win ultimate and unlimited freedom

Life is a battle to win ultimate and unlimited freedom. Faith in Buddhism allows us to use our karma and the sufferings of birth, aging, sickness and death as springboards…

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Encouragement

Polish Your “Inner Sword”

by Daisaku Ikeda Those who are determined to win in the end, no matter what, are strong. In the depths of our lives, we each possess a precious “jeweled sword”…

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News

The Courage to Rebuild

By Daisaku Ikeda (Originally Printed in the Japan Times on JUN 28, 2011)  “The journey of life is not smooth and unimpeded, but may be fraught with difficulties exceeding our worst…

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Experience

Winning the Trust of Others by Leah Damiani

I grew up in the oil refinery town of Farmington, N.M., with an Italian father and Ghanaian mother. My parents bickered and yelled constantly at each other, and I came…

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