Tag: heart

It Is the Heart That Is Important

One aspect of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism and practicing with the SGI that I’ve always loved is the teaching that “the heart is most important.” I often think of this in terms of sincerity, especially in our relationships with other people. People can usually sense our sincerity (or insincerity) when we speak with them. Are we deceitful […]

Strength and Softness of Heart – The Cowgirl

strength, softness, heart, cowgirl, dreams, girls, women

My mom sent me a package in the mail yesterday with a notecard and a soft, cottony navy blue scarf. The billowy scarf was a souvenir from Jackson Hole, and the notecard had a picture of a cowgirl reading a bedtime story to a grizzly bear. My mom sent me a different cowgirl-themed notecard last […]

Treasures of the Heart

women, women's empowerment, empowerment, buddhism, nichiren daishonin, happiness

In a society that emphasizes status, power, wealth and material possessions above all else, Buddhism and Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism in particular, place special importance on the “treasures of the heart.” The Three Kinds of Treasure is a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to his samurai disciple, Shijo Kingo advising him with some difficulties the samurai had been […]

The Heart Is The Most Important

I’ve heard voices a little bit every once and awhile over the past week or so. I noticed that while my brother and sister-in-law were here, I didn’t hear them. Mostly what I heard was a woman’s voice mocking and imitating me, kind of like an echo. This wasn’t frightening or scary, mostly just irritating […]