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November 20, 2020, World Tribune
In this issue
How I Tested This Practice
“Faith first” is the blueprint for victory.
Creating a Future of Hope and Victory With the “Vast Heart” of Soka
47th Soka Gakkai Headquarters Leaders Meetings
Tsunesaburo Makiguchi: A Model of Compassionate Propagation
A Life Committed to Spreading Buddhism
Attaining the Same Enlightened Life State as the Buddha
Sho-but chi-e. Jinjin muryo. Go chi-e mon. Nange nannyu.
Deepest Gratitude for All Our Dedicated Medical and Healthcare Professionals
Since taking [the good medicine you sent], my complaint [affliction] has diminished steadily and is now a mere one-hundredth fraction of its former intensity. I wonder if Shakyamuni Buddha has entered into your body to help me, or perhaps the Bodhisattvas of the Earth have bestowed upon me the good medicine of Myoho-renge-kyo. “The Two
Adversity Enables Us to Shine
Experiencing hardships allows us to develop ourselves as human beings. All of the efforts we make for kosen-rufu ultimately enrich our lives. Nichiren [Daishonin] cites a simile used by the Great Teacher T’ien-t’ai: “It will … be like a boar rubbing against the golden mountain” (“The Actions of the Votary of the Lotus Sutra,” The
Q: I feel like I’m working hard in my life and Buddhist practice, but I’m not breaking through.
A: Don’t worry! The times when you are suffering and struggling in that way, chanting [Nam-myoho-renge-kyo], taking action and working really hard, are the greatest opportunities for you to do your human revolution and make headway in changing your karma. There’s no need to be anxious or impatient. This is the time to surely and
The Year of Hope and Victory
The year 2021 will be decisive in creating the momentum for victory in the next decade.
New Board of Directors Appointment
The SGI-USA named Mayur Gupta to its board of directors. The board oversees the organization’s corporate functions, which include managing financial assets. Directors serve a three-year staggered term and are eligible for reappointment. Mr. Gupta is the chief marketing and strategy officer (CMO and CSO) at the media conglomerate Gannett, owner of the nationally syndicated
Winning as First Responders
As the world faces the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the SGI-USA held a nationwide First Responders Encouragement Webinar on Sept. 12 to bring together members serving on the front lines as doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement. SGI-USA Women’s Leader Naoko Leslie expressed her deepest appreciation to the first responders for all their unseen