Tag: courage

A Woman of Unlimited Self-Esteem

When I first started chanting deeply about my problem with the insane people in my environment, I believed I had done something wrong. I believed there was something wrong with me, some negative part of me I needed to change so they would go away. Now I know this belief was very wrong. The truth […]

Taking Responsibility, NOT Accepting Blame

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There is a big difference between taking responsibility for your own life – your own decisions, choices, circumstances, and happiness – and accepting someone else’s blame for the miserable circumstances they have found themselves in. It took me a long time to realize this, especially considering the fact that the people who were always blaming […]

Victory Is In Sight!

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I started my first million daimoku campaign (chanting/prayer campaign) on June 1st, 2010. I wrote down three goals in my small prayer booklet: courage to challenge my problems my own happiness & health share Buddhism with others & to talk to one person each day about Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism This was the first time I started […]

Buddhism and Women’s Equality

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Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai International both teach about women’s equality and women’s enlightenment. When the Buddha first started to spread his teachings approximately 2,500 years ago across the Indian subcontinent, his message corresponded with the pre-existing cultural traditions of the time – particularly in regard to women. Shakyamuni Buddha taught over a period […]

I Am Subject

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Happy New Year! In celebration of the new year, I decided to change the theme of this blog. The theme is now “Buddhism and Women’s Empowerment.” I decided I will no longer be an advocate for a mental illness I don’t have. In my opinion, the twelve-year long continued perpetuation of the schizophrenia diagnosis (a […]