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Compassion: Solidarity of the Heart

“Compassion is often thought of as akin to pity, but whereas pity may be condescending, compassion springs from a sense of the equality and interconnectedness of life. Genuine compassion is about empowering others, helping them unlock strength and courage from within their lives in order to overcome their problems.”

Encouragement from Daisaku Ikeda
In our discussion meetings, each person is a protagonist. As Nichiren Daishonin states, “You should respect one another as [you would a Buddha]”(*) Let’s wholeheartedly applaud one another and cause...
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Health & Happiness
How important are positive emotions in the struggle between health and illness? Is there scientific evidence that corresponds with the teachings of Buddhism?There is in fact a growing mountain of...
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Friends & Family
By Leonides Arpon Brooklyn, N.Y. My parents left the Philippines for better work opportunities in Israel, and although I was born and raised there, the law denied me citizenship. Because...
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For years, I struggled with understanding my mission in life. I was raised Jewish in New York City, where there was strong familial pressure to become a doctor or dentist. Without...
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From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin

“A mind now clouded by the illusions of the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but when polished, it is sure to become like a clear mirror, reflecting the essential nature of phenomena and the true aspect of reality. Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo”.

On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime (WND, 4)