Tag: sincerity

The Three Kinds of Treasure


In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism and in life, there is a deeper [absolute] happiness that is different from the more superficial [relative] kinds of happiness associated with things that we might enjoy but do not last like more money, a new car, a big house, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or a high-paying job. Absolute happiness is a […]

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 […]

Treasures of the Heart

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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 Importance of Sincerity & Appreciation

Amidst the difficulties I’ve encountered dealing with the voices, along with the daily challenges of living and breathing and moving forward from one day to the next, one week to the next, and one year to the next, I am always reminded of how important it is to live with a sense of appreciation rather […]