Monthly Archives: April 2014

One’s Inner Determination Opens the Way Forward

happiness in this world, president ikeda, memoir, experience, happiness, buddhism

I admit I am not a patient person – at least not when it comes to adults. I have an almost infinite amount of patience with children since patience is a requirement for teaching children effectively. I figure adults should know better. When I used to think of making changes in my life, it seemed […]

Speaking: Our Dynamic Voices

Last Friday I read a great quote about the importance of person to person communication; speaking to each other verbally rather than texting, emailing, faxing, Tweeting or using Facebook posts. While internet and smart phone communication is great for keeping in touch with friends and family far away, personal one-on-one dialogue can never be replaced […]

Refusing to Tolerate Passive Violence

Last week I read an interview of SGI President Ikeda published in an independent New Zealand news wire called Scoop. The article, titled “Peace On Earth: An Interview with Daisaku Ikeda,” takes the form of five questions and the answers to these questions as written by Daisaku Ikeda. I was especially interested in Question Two: […]

Distinguishing Between Good and Evil

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Founding Soka Gakkai president Tsunesaburo Makiguchi left the following important words of guidance: “Unless you have the courage to be an enemy of those who are evil, you cannot be a friend to the good.”  – Living Buddhism, April 2014 p. 46 Current SGI president Daisaku Ikeda goes on to state: “It is very important […]

Reflection, Change and a Positive Attitude

Today is a day of reflection, change and moving forward. As always, I make a constant effort to stay positive and think positive. My attitude means everything, especially my own thoughts. Often, my inner attitude is negative and angry, even if on the outside I appear pleasant – inside I may be thinking something entirely […]