I created this website / blog in August, 2011, albeit with a slightly different look. The most recent title of this blog was “Buddhism and Women’s Empowerment.” I started writing blog posts once a day, M-F until the website was taken down in 2018. Some of the old posts are still on Tumblr.
Virtually every single post I wrote since the creation of this website was related to Buddhism and my own personal experience. I have started over, but have found that the same principles of Buddhism still apply to my life today, as they did when I first started practicing this Buddhism with the SGI-USA in 1988 when I was 18 years old.
Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism is the Buddhism of true cause. It is a great, revolutionary teaching. It reveals that Nam-myoho-rengekyo is the fundamental cause for attaining enlightenment and that, by simply embracing the Gohonzon, we can acquire in this lifetime all the practices and virtues of the Buddha. Nichiren Buddhism focuses on the present and the future. Its essence is for us to always keep advancing while looking toward and brightly illuminating the future. “True cause” translates as honnin myo in Japanese, which also means from today onward or from this moment on.
Since we cannot go back and change the past, we have only the present and the future to consider. From the perspective of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, every day is a fresh start and the past remains the same.