"My favorite quote is...Misfortune comes from ones mouth and ruins him but fortune comes from ones mind and makes him worthy of respect... Didn't put it in quotes because I am not sure this is the exact quote. :))"
"This is ideal, when you can become happy with others. Otherwise it is co-dependency :), especially if you try making others happy at the expense of our own happiness. I used to do this, but I learned that not only is it draining, it doesn't…"
For you Gosho 'thumpers' and great disciples of Nichiren Daishonin, a discussion group. Post your favorite quotes or newest epiphany when reading the Writings of Nichiren Vol. 1 and 2 that inspire you. Please include page numbers and source. Thank you!See More
"I think that it would be nice if the attitudes about teachers would change as well. I got my Master's in Education with the desire to make a difference in the school system, but here in America there are things in place that limit good teachers…"
"Thia ia ao true! I made 61 this year and people think I am 40. I have the energy and the determination of someone much younger because I have passion for life and so it seems that I am getting younger with age. I feel so fortunate to have a youthful…"
"I totally agree with this. I thought my 50's were great, but I am finding my 60's to be even better. My teen years were rather confusing, but I didn't have a Gohonzon yet. Life is so much better today!"
"This is very profound! It is true...we are all connected and without mother earth where would we be? Consciousness is beginning to change world-wide for the better. Once we realize we are all connected maybe we will stop hurting each other and…"
"I agree! I have struggled most of my life, raising two kids who are now adults and working hard as a single parent. Now I look back and realize how much fortune I have created and am pleased to say that my kids don't have the kind of struggles…"
"I have dated both within and outside of the organization. I have also introduced many of my former beaus to this practice and when we knew it was over we just parted ways, realizing we had learned what we needed to learn from each other. In the last…"
"This is so true. And in crisis is when they will surface in such a way that you can't lose! I feel so fortunate to have been blessed with many friends in many areas of the West Coast and Nevada. My attitude is, strangers are friends waiting to…"
I am a youthful spirit. When others meet me they do not believe me when I tell them I just turned 60. I am an avid hiker, bicycler, and I love my SGI practice.I have a Master's in Education and an Ed. Specialist degree in Women Studies. I am an artist and a Reiki Master. My desire is to create workshops for women using art to help heal unresolved issues. I am happy, optimistic and I love to play. I have my own art business "Carmen's Art Studio and Healing Center"
Why do you desire to join SGIBuddhism.org? Pls answer fully. DO NOT leave blank
Initially, I joined this site to meet like-minded people to chat with. I would love to meet a man, close to my age, or at least in my generation, who is active, and excited about life. I have been single for 10 years and now I am ready to meet my life partner. I have a friend who met her soul mate here so I thought I would check this site out to see what happens. I would also love to share experiences with others and encourage other members, as I have had lots of positive things happen over the 32 years as an SGI-USA member.
The Gohonzon has delivered a X'mas present (gift) to you. Wishing you courage, good health and absolute happiness. Please open it and find out what it's inside. Please don't forget to say "thank you" to the Gohonzon.