• Buddhism,  Enlightenment,  Faith

    The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon

     [Nichiren] Daishonin tells us plainly that the Gohonzon has infinite power. The only question is whether or not we believe him.  I have received your offerings to the Gohonzon of five thousand coins, one horseload of polished rice, and fruit. To begin with, this Gohonzon was revealed in the last eight years of the…

  • Buddhism,  Enlightenment,  Faith

    Good Fortune

    The One Essential Phrase For you to inquire about the Lotus Sutra and ask its meaning is a rare source of good fortune. In this age of the Latter Day of the Law, those who ask about the meaning of even one phrase…

  • Buddhism,  Faith,  World Peace

    DePaul Honors SGI President Ikeda

    The country’s largest Catholic university confers an honorary doctorate on the SGI president. TOKYO, Dec. 28, 2016— In a dignified ceremony, DePaul University, the country’s largest Catholic university, conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters upon SGI President Ikeda for his prolific career in education and peacekeeping, referring…

  • Buddhism,  Faith,  sincerity

    The Poor Woman’s Lamp

    The Buddha, being truly worthy of respect, never judges by the size of one’s offerings. In the past, the boy Virtue Victorious offered a mud pie to the Buddha, and was reborn as King Ashoka and ruled over all of Jambudvīpa. A poor woman cut off her…

  • Buddhism,  Faith,  Religion

    Faith

    Each religion can be made a force for good or for evil by the people who practice it. A Buddha is not one who sits quietly in a remote world of enlightenment. A Buddha is one who never ceases to…

  • Buddhism,  Courage,  Enlightenment,  Faith

    A Single Moment of Life

    “Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is just such a ‘diligent’ practice.” This is a very profound statement. “Diligent” (or shojin in Japanese) here is composed of two Chinese characters. The Chinese character for sho means “pure” and refers to pure faith, while the character for jin means “ceaseless” and…