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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:…
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Distinguishing Between Good and Evil

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…
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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…
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It All Comes Down To You

After feeling angry and somewhat despondent over the past few weeks, I’m making an effort to get back on track. I’ll start posting to my blog again once a week on Wednesdays, but I’ve decided to cancel my monthly newsletter. It takes too much time and it’s just as easy to write up the same…
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What’s Wrong with this Picture?

“The voice does the Buddha’s work.” – On Practicing the Buddha’s Teachings “When a lion roars all the other beasts are silenced.” – The One-Eyed Turtle and the Floating Log Kosen-rufu is a struggle of words. It was so in Nichiren Daishonin’s time; it is so today and will remain so into the eternal future.…
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