• 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…

  • buddhism, karma, courage, faith
    Buddhism,  Courage,  World Peace

    The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon

    A woman who makes offerings to such a Gohonzon invites happiness in this life, and in the next, the Gohonzon will be with her and protect her always. Like a lantern in the dark, like a strong guide and porter on a treacherous mountain path, the Gohonzon will guard and protect you,…