Tag: compassion

A Humanistic Philosophy of Life

victory, faith, buddhism, hope, optimism

In Hillary Clinton’s recent review of Henry Kissinger’s latest book, “World Order,” she quotes John F. Kennedy’s observation that peace and progress are “based not on a sudden revolution in human nature but on a gradual evolution in human institutions…a process – a way of solving problems.” I believe that peace and progress are based on […]

SundanceKid Press

sundancekid press, peace, compassion, children's stories, children's press, multilingual, multicultural

I am still working on promoting my memoir. I am slowly but surely making my way around to local bookstores in the South Bay. Yesterday I donated a copy to NAMI Santa Clara and gave them a few flyers for the Gilroy Barnes & Noble book signing. I’m also hoping to organize a similar book […]

Buddhist Optimism – A Fighting Optimism

joy, hope, confidence, buddhism, nichiren daishonin, karma

Buddhist optimism is not the escapist optimism of those who throw up their hands and say, “Somehow or other things will work out.” Rather it means clearly recognizing evil as evil and suffering as suffering and resolutely fighting to overcome it. It means believing in one’s ability and strength to struggle against any evil or […]

Every Person Deserves Respect

respect, peace, happiness, behavior, buddhism

What does Bodhisattva Never Disparaging’s profound respect for people signify? The purpose of the appearance in this world of Shakyamuni Buddha, the lord of teachings, lies in his behavior as a human being. Nichiren Daishonin – “Three Kinds of Treasure” This quote has always had profound meaning for me. The story behind Bodhisattva Never Disparaging […]

Distinguishing Between Good and Evil

memoir, buddhism, happiness, self publishing

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 […]