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Life

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I watched a few episodes of Lisa Ling’s “This is Life” last year and the title of her TV show made me think of the circumstances we presently face. I’ve often thought over the years that my (our) battle is one of truth and justice or good versus evil. I felt out numbered all these

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 &

Making the Most of Each Day

While waiting impatiently for this seemingly endless nightmare to conclude, I try to use my time productively and appreciate everything in my life. In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, we learn to appreciate our struggles, although this is often much more difficult than it sounds. The Living Buddhism encouragement I read this morning offers good advice: “make