Tag: peace

World Peace – The Democratic Path of Dialogue

In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, kosen-rufu or world peace “includes the struggle to transform the realm of the environment…using the democratic path of dialogue.” Dialogue and communicating with other people is important. I’ve realized this tremendously over the past few years after realizing that most people don’t have the ability to read my mind, and extended […]

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 […]

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 […]

One’s Inner Determination Opens the Way Forward

happiness in this world, president ikeda, memoir, experience, happiness, buddhism

I admit I am not a patient person – at least not when it comes to adults. I have an almost infinite amount of patience with children since patience is a requirement for teaching children effectively. I figure adults should know better. When I used to think of making changes in my life, it seemed […]