Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Eternity of Life

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When I was younger, I remembered this quote from a passage of Nichiren Daishonin’s writings: “One should first study death before all other matters.” Perhaps death isn’t a very cheerful matter to delve into, but I did this in college with another book on Buddhism, “Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death: A Buddhist View […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I received these set of stamps from SGI President Ikeda in 1999 as part of a young women’s behind-the-scenes support group with the SGI-USA in Washington, DC.   The left stamp says: GOOD HEALTH & LONGEVITY The stamp on the right says: WORLD PEACE I hope we all find good health & […]

On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land


If you care anything about your personal security, you should first of all pray for order and tranquillity throughout the four quarters of the land, should you not? “On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land” WND Vol: 1 p.24

Myo Means To Open

In Nichiren Buddhism, the Gohonzon is considered the object of worship. Honzon is a Japanese word meaning “object of fundamental respect or devotion.” The prefix go means “worthy of honor.” While Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the ultimate law of the universe, the Gohonzon is its graphic expression. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is written down the center of a […]

Destruction of Personal Identity

The Destruction of Personal Identity English AP Fremont HS 1988 Siblings raised in the same environment by the same parents, and differing in age, often grow up to be very distinct individuals with different likes, dislikes, talents, virtues, and faults. Each possessing qualities that make him or her unique; a combination of traits and characteristics […]