About the Soka Philosophy of
Buddhism is a tradition based on a profound reverence for life and the unlimited potential within every living being. Beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha in India, it has focused on awakening the individual to the courage, compassion, hope, wisdom and joy within. Soka, or “value creation,” brings this truth to life in society, where a transformation in a single individual can enable a change in their family, community and society as a whole.
Applying the Philosophy
A Guide to Becoming Fearless
In the mid-15th century, Cape Bojador remained the southernmost point that Portuguese explorers were willing to voyage. What lay beyond the cape was the province of superstition: boiling waters, sea monsters, the end of the earth. Such were the tales that seafarers coined the waters the Sea of Darkness, the point of no return. Prince
Education For All
The Soka Gakkai recently launched “Transforming Human History,” a campaign to encourage engagement and inspire confidence that change is possible. It covers three areas that will determine the future for life on our planet: nuclear weapons abolition, education for all and climate action. These issues are the focus of Ikeda Sensei’s 2022 peace proposal. The
Staying Healthy in Mind, Body and Spirit
Eat a balanced diet. Get ample sleep. Foster healthy social relationships. These are well-known pillars for leading a healthy life. Despite our best efforts, though, we can still experience illness, even the life-threatening variety, which begs the question: What is true health, and how do we achieve it? From a Buddhist perspective, health goes beyond
Resolving Conflicts as Buddhists
After World War II, the United Nations was established in 1946 to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” Unfortunately, since then, some 250 armed conflicts have broken out around the world, claiming hundreds of millions of lives. Conflict resolution, which aims to resolve tense situations between opposing parties peacefully, became a significant field
Can We Change the World?
Here are three lessons that any of us can apply today.
The Buddhist View on Caregiving
Caregiving for an elderly family member is a great responsibility. Truth be told, while it can be incredibly rewarding, it can also be extremely challenging at times. In this issue, we interview SGI-USA members about their caregiving experiences, and include guidance from Ikeda Sensei’s book On Health and Long Life to those undertaking this important
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