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Living Buddhism Index for 2016


Articles by SGI President Ikeda

THE WISDOM FOR CREATING HAPPINESS AND PEACE
From SGI President Ikeda’s Collected Works

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 14
Faith for Overcoming Obstacles
January, p. 46

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 15
Faith for a Harmonious Family
February, p. 40

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 16
Making the Most of Each Day, Part 1 of 2
March, p. 40

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 16
Making the Most of Each Day, Part 2 of 2
April, p. 44

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 17
Message for Youth, Part 1 of 4
May, p. 48

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 17
Message for Youth, Part 2 of 4
June, p. 56

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 17
Message for Youth, Part 3 of 4
July, p. 56

Part 2: Human Revolution, Chapter 17
Message for Youth, Part 4 of 4
August, p. 54

Part 3: Kosen-rufu and World Peace, Chapter 18
A Life Dedicated to Kosen-rufu
September, p. 48

Part 3: Kosen-rufu and World Peace, Chapter 19
The Mission and Vow of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, Part 1 of 2
October, p. 54

Part 3: Kosen-rufu and World Peace, Chapter 19
The Mission and Vow of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth, Part 2 of 2
November, p. 54

Part 3: Kosen-rufu and World Peace, Chapter 20
“Be Good Citizens!” Part 1 of 2
December, p. 50

LECTURE SERIES
“Learning From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin:
The Teachings for Victory”

“On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land,”
Engaging in Dialogues of Hope to Bring Happiness and Peace to All People [71]
January, p. 30

“The Buddhism of the Sun—Illuminating the World”

“On Reprimanding Hachiman”
The Westward Transmission of Buddhism—Striving With a Selfless Vow for the Happiness of All Humanity [1]
February, p. 26

“Letter to Shimoyama”
Buddhism Exists for the Sake of People’s Happiness [2]
March, p. 28

“Aspiration for the Buddha Land”
Our Lives and Activities for Kosen-rufu Are Dedicated to the Realization of Lofty Ideals [3]
April, p. 28

“On the Five Seasonal Festivals”
The Shared Struggle of Mentor and Disciple—The Path of Eternal Honor [4]
May, p. 34

“The Persecution at Tatsunokuchi”
“Casting Off the Transient and Revealing the True”— Manifesting Our Great Inherent Potential [5]
June, p. 42

“On Persecutions Befalling the Sage,” Part 1
The Buddhism of the People—Opening an Age of Humanistic Religion [6]
July, p. 40

“On Persecutions Befalling the Sage,” Part 2
The Spirit of a Lion King Is the Soka Gakkai’s Founding Spirit [7]
August, p. 40

“Reply to a Believer”
Putting Faith Into Practice in Daily Life—Winning in Society With a Positive Spirit [8]
September, p. 36

The Five Eternal Guidelines of the Soka Gakkai, Part 1
“Faith for a Harmonious Family”—Making Our Families Castles of Happiness and Security [9]
October, p. 40

The Five Eternal Guidelines of the Soka Gakkai, Part 2
“Faith for Achieving Happiness”—Creating Lives of Happiness for Ourselves and Others [10]
November, p. 40

The Five Eternal Guidelines of the Soka Gakkai, Part 3
“Faith for Overcoming Obstacles”—Confronting Challenges With the Heart of a Lion King [11]
December, p. 36

THE NEW HUMAN REVOLUTION
Volume 27

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 25–28
April, p. 40

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 29–32
May, p. 44

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 33–34
June, p. 52

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 35–36
July, p. 52

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 37–38
August, p. 50

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 39–40
October, p. 50

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 41–42
November, p. 50

“Justice,” Chapter 2, Installments 43–46
December, p. 46

MONTHLY MESSAGE

“Teamwork That Cherishes the Heart”
January, p. 6

“This Is My Vow, and I Will Never Forsake It!”
February, p. 6

“Engaging in Joyful Dialogues That Illuminate Others’ Hearts”
March, p. 6

“Triumph as Valiant Champions of Kosen-rufu”
April, p. 6

“Joining in the Joyous Dance of Kosen-rufu”
May, p. 6

“A Dance of Eternal Victory and Joy, Together With the Youth”
June, p. 6

“A Triumphant Song of Happiness for the 65th Anniversary of the Women’s Division”
July, p. 6

“The Wise Will Rejoice While the Foolish Will Retreat”
August, p. 6

“Bodhisattvas of the Earth Emerging in a Steady Stream”
September, p. 6

“May the Joy of Victory Shine in the Lives of Our Many Treasures Group Members”
October, p. 6

“Become Experts in the Art of Happiness”
November, p. 6

“Discussion Meetings Are Oases of Spiritual Revitalization”
December, p. 6

FUNDAMENTALS

“Creating the Future With the Buddhism of True Cause”
January, p. 5

“The Great Benefit of Buddhist Practice”
February, p. 5

“ ‘Joy’ Means That Oneself and Others Together Experience Joy”
March, p. 5

“Joy in Both Life and Death”
April, p. 5

“Illness Gives Rise to the Resolve to Attain the Way”
May, p. 5

“The True Benefit of Faith Is Human Revolution”
June, p. 5

“Appreciation and Joy Multiply Our Good Fortune”
July, p. 5

“Living With an Awareness of the Importance of the Heart”
August, p. 5

“Human Revolution Is a Never-Ending Effort to Transform Reality”
September, p. 5

“Both Buddhism and Life Are a Struggle to Be Victorious”
October, p. 5

“The Principle of ‘Voluntarily Assuming the Appropriate Karma’ ”
November, p. 5

“Winning Means Refusing to Be Defeated”
December, p. 5

Topics

The Guardian of the Dunhuang Caves
January, p. 3

A Light in the Dark
February, p. 3

By the Numbers: The History of the Student Division
March, p. 3

April 28, 1253: The Establishment of Nichiren Buddhism
April, p. 3

May 3, Soka Gakkai Day
May, p. 3

Reflections From the Cover Artist
June, p. 3

Going Farther, Faster, Deeper
July, p. 3

All It Takes Is One Seed
August, p. 3

SGI President Ikeda’s University Lectures 1974–2007
September, p. 3

The Earth’s Rotation and Revolution
October, p. 3

Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
November, p. 3

“The Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream”
December, p. 3

Buddhist Concepts

“The Benefits of Responding With Joy”
January, p. 8

“Benefit in Buddhism”
April, p. 8

“Bestowal of Prophecy”
May, p. 8

“The Ten Worlds: The World of Anger”
September, p. 8

“The Latter Day of the Law”
November, p. 8

Good to Know

“What does Buddhism say about astrology, psychics, etc.?”
February, p. 8

“If people are hardworking and self-reliant, why do they need religion?”
March, p. 8

“Can we chant in English?”
June, p. 8

“Why is the mentor-disciple relationship stressed so much?”
July, p. 8

“Is there a correct way to introduce Buddhism to people?”
August, p. 8

“What does it mean to have a seeking spirit?”
October, p. 8

“How can I explain my Buddhist practice to my family and friends?”
December, p. 8

Words of the Lion King

“The True Aspect of All Phenomena”
January, p. 9

“Reply to Kyo’o”
—February, p. 9

“Winter Always Turns to Spring”
March, p. 9

“On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime”
April, p. 9

“The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life”
May, p. 9

“On Prayer”
June, p. 9

“The Gift of Rice”
July, p. 9

“The Sutra of True Requital”
—August, p. 9

“The Dragon Gate”
September, p. 9

“New Year’s Gosho”
October, p. 9

“The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon”
November, p. 9

“The Three Kinds of Treasure”
December, p. 9

Feature Articles

“Expansion: Learning From The New Human Revolution
January, p. 13

“The February Campaign of the New Era”
February, p. 10

“The Establishment of the Men’s Division:
Lessons From The New Human Revolution
March, p. 12

“Contributing With a Vow for Kosen-rufu”
April, p. 10

“Discussion Meetings: The Most Enjoyable Gatherings in the World”
May, p. 10

“SGI President Ikeda’s 1996 Visit to the United States”
June, p. 10

“Expanding the Ranks of Our Youth”
July, p. 10

“1947: The Beginning of Daisaku Ikeda’s Buddhist Practice”
August, p. 10

“Our Courageous Propagation of Buddhism”
August, p. 14

“The Historic Summer in Sapporo: Lessons From The New Human Revolution
August, p. 26

“The Age of Soft Power”
September, p. 10

“SGI’s Peace Movement”
September, p. 20

“The Golden History of the Yamaguchi Campaign—
A Turning Point for Kosen-rufu”
October, p. 10

“The Buddhist View of Social Revolution:
Learning From The New Human Revolution
October, p. 22

“The People Are Sovereign”
November, p. 10

“Youth, Scale the Mountain of Kosen-rufu of the 21st Century”
December, p. 10

Experiences

Joe Perez, Santa Monica, California
“A Life Dedicated to Building Bridges of Friendship”
January, p. 22

Paromita Ray, Houston, Texas
“My Direct Route to Happiness”
February, p. 20

Todd Harper, St. Paul, Minnesota
“To Never Be Defeated”
March, p. 16

Abe Uccello, Tallahassee, Florida
“Connecting the Dots of My Life”
March, p. 18

Jonny Price, Honolulu, Hawaii
“Establishing Health and Happiness”
March, p. 20

Jordan Stalker, Chicago
“Forging My Character and Intellect”
March, p. 22

Julie Yeo, Los Angeles
“Becoming a Sponsor of American Kosen-rufu”
April, p. 22

Shela Shanks, Lincoln, Nebraska
“Fighting for the Dignity of All People”
May, p. 28

David, Joanne and Tomas Bogoslaw, Brooklyn, New York
“Fighting for Our Kosen-rufu Family”
June, p. 36

Bruce and Karen Rae Kraut, Palm Desert, California
“Defeating Illness by Propagating Buddhism”
August, p. 34

Loren Larrimore, Chicago
“Developing a Life of Genuine Happiness and Peace”
September, p. 30

Margarita Morales Sánchez, Havana, Cuba
“Reaching for the Impossible”
October, p. 34

Marionette Fennell-Patterson, Boston
“A Springtime of Victory”
November, p. 34

Lee Malone, Redlands, California
“Summoning the Courage of a Lion King”
December, p. 30

Soka Spirit

335 Days That Changed Buddhism Forever, Part 1
July, p. 30

335 Days That Changed Buddhism Forever, Part 2
August, p. 30

335 Days That Changed Buddhism Forever, Part 3
September, p. 26

335 Days That Changed Buddhism Forever, Part 4
October, p. 30

335 Days That Changed Buddhism Forever, Part 5
November, p. 24

District Profiles

Pittsburgh East District:
“Who Will Inherit the Baton for Kosen-rufu?”
May, p. 20

McAllen District:
“Becoming the Pillar of the Community”
May, p. 24

West Sahara District:
“Connecting Each District Member to Our Mentor’s Heart!”
August, p. 18

Harvard-MIT District:
“Growing With Joyful Unity”
August, p. 22

Rainbow Beach District:
“Creating Peace in Our Community”
—November, p. 30

River District:
“Prayer and Unity Lead to Powerful Growth”
December, p. 26

Peace Proposal

SGI President Ikeda’s 2016 Peace Proposal:
“Universal Respect for Human Dignity: The Great Path to Peace”
June, p. 30

Interviews

“Winning in the Year of Expansion in the New Era of Worldwide Kosen-rufu,” by Adin Strauss
January, p. 10

“50 Years of the Men’s Division: Let’s Create a New History of Victory,” by Cliff Sawyer
March, p. 10

Ikeda Wisdom Academy

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 5
Part 4, Section 4
January, p. 28

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 5
Part 5, Sections 5 and 6
February, p. 24

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 5
Part 5, Sections 7 and 8
March, p. 26

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 5
Part 5, Section 9
April, p. 26

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 6
Part 1, Section 1
May, p. 32

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 6
Part 2, Section 2
June, p. 40

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 6
Part 3, Sections 3 and 4
July, p. 38

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 6
Part 4, Section 5
August, p. 38

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 6
Part 5, Section 6
September, p. 34

The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, vol. 6
Part 6, Sections 7 and 8
October, p. 38

Review for the Ikeda Wisdom Academy Exam II
vol. 4 questions
November, p. 38

Review for the Ikeda Wisdom Academy Exam II
vol. 5 questions
December, p. 34