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Great Evil and Great Good

compassion, respect, tolerance

I read a quote yesterday that made me think of everything that has taken place over the past ten or fifteen years, and of the historical significance. The quote is taken from one of Nichiren Daishonin’s letters titled “Great Evil and Great Good.” The quote is similar to “the darkest hour is just before dawn,”

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

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