February 2010 Blog Posts (47)

My boy is no victim he has the heart of a 'Lion King'

March the 1st 2006 my son was born, I watched as his birth mother pushed him into this world. Beautiful baby boy his face wrinkled with determination, here was the son I never knew would choose me as his Mother.

My boy has now lived with me for three years and the adoption was final almost one year ago. The process of this was full of obstacles and struggles however we won the battle. I'd like to share this experiance another time as going through all of this was truly…

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Added by Joanne watson on February 28, 2010 at 8:52am — 7 Comments

This is an excerpt from the World Tribune Article "Adversity is a Friend to the Courageous" Nov.27, 2009

"The Oyunsky Sakha Academic Theater produces plays that clearly reflect the author's commitment to the welfare of the people and are not simply for art's sake. This is based on the firm belief that only when actors as human beings have a genuine concern for the lot of the common people can their talent and passion communicate to the audience, and their performances move and inspire sympathy. What a laudable declaration of art for real people-together with and for the people. This spirit is… Continue

Added by Mary White on February 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

President Ikeda's words about the nature of prayer in Nichiren Buddhism

He writes:
"Prayer is the courage to persevere. It is the struggle to overcome our own weakness and lack of
confidence in ourselves. It is the act of impressing in the very depths of our being the conviction
that we can change the situation without fail. Prayer is the way to destroy all fear. It is the way to
banish sorrow, the way to light a torch of hope. It is the revolution that rewrites the scenario of our destiny."

Added by Mary White on February 27, 2010 at 12:55pm — 5 Comments

Many in body, One in Mind!!!

Im so happy that my new friend Timothy Harada, whom I met on F/B invited me onto this wonderful website.

So wonderful to be connected to members all over the world and to hear their encouraging experiences. I remember when I first started chanting, I lived in a small apartment in Hollywood with my boyfriend who eventually became my husband. My sponsor introduced me, came over a few times to teach me Gongyo and left for a new life in Colorado. I was not connected at that time,…

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Added by Betty Santoro on February 27, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

"Those With The Heart of a Lion King are Certain to Attain Buddhahood"

I have been chanting since the beginning of the year to stop complaining. And guess what? I started to complain so much it became so apparent, that I really had to face my deep seated negativity and know that I can only defeat this weakness by strong daimoku.

The next thing that happened is my husband told me to find one Gosho passage and try to live it. So I was searching and going through many…
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Added by Leaetta May Wacker on February 26, 2010 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Who I Am Makes a Difference

Who I Am Makes a Difference

(Who You Are DOES Makes a Difference)



A teacher in New York decided to honor each of her seniors in High School by telling them the difference each of them had made.



She called each student to the front of the class, one at a time. First, she told each of them how they had made a difference to her, and the class.



Then she presented each of them with a blue ribbon, imprinted with gold letters,… Continue

Added by Frankie T on February 26, 2010 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Cause for Celebration.

Tonite as the WD montly discussion meeting ended and I came upstairs to the computer, I realized that today, Feb. 25th, 1985, 25 years ago, I received Gohonzon. What a journey it has been. Gohonzon, thank you for my life.

Added by Betty Santoro on February 26, 2010 at 12:16am — 2 Comments

Buddhism Day By Day Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda

This is today's Guidance February 25th, it's beautiful and I wanted to share it :)


"When you hold fast to your beliefs and live true to yourself, your true value as a human being
shines through. Buddhism teaches the concept of "realizing your inherent potential." In other words
manifesting your true entity, your innate self, revealing it and bringing it to shine, illuminating all
around you. It refers to your most refined individuality and…
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Added by Mary White on February 25, 2010 at 4:12pm — 4 Comments

GRATITUDE: A Hallmark of Humanity



While the admonition to "count one's blessings" may seem trite, in times of trial a sense of

gratitude for what is good in our lives can ground us and provide a basis for meeting and

overcoming difficulties. In this sense, gratitude is the key to unlocking a more open and rewarding

perspective on life. Feelings of appreciation are always…

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Added by Gia on February 25, 2010 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

The Ten Worlds

I decided to post this b/c someone asked about it & its too long to post in an email...so here it is!

♥NMRK♥

Gia

The Ten Worlds

Each of the Ten Worlds

Although our lives are constantly changing and we experience a range of emotions from moment to moment, Buddhism teaches that our experience of the world can always be…

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Added by Gia on February 24, 2010 at 11:55am — 4 Comments

Gold Champion Misty Mays father

The other day sitting in the dry sauna at the fitness center, I got to talking about sports with a middle aged man perhaps 3 years older than my age of 61. He shared with me that his daughter was a professional sand volley ball player. I said "oh yeah what's her name"? He replied very unassumingly "Misty". So here I am talking to Misty Mays father (Gold Olympic champion of the last summer Olypics in China). I knew Misty was from Costa Mesa. I expressed my condolonces after he shared with me… Continue

Added by Herb R Barker on February 20, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Daimoku Mumblers

For many months now it seems I have reached a new level of skill in my Geshu (planting the seeds of Buddhism). The lovely people I talk to I can kindly describe as daimoku "Mumblers". As soon as they hear me say NMHRGK, or as soon as they repeat NMHRGK for their first time, they begin mumbling NMHRGK as is obvious from their quiet moving lips. I want to share with them a bit about buddhist principles, but they are not listening. They are too busy quietly chanting NMHRGK, lest I should run off… Continue

Added by Herb R Barker on February 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Song From My Heart - Daisaku Ikeda

Song From My Heart

Anyone can intone the chant

of the dignity of life--

the important thing,

with this destined existence,

the grave fact of life on earth,

one corner of the great…

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Added by Tan Evi on February 18, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Victory- Living the Vow

I had the most incredible day in Family Court on 2/18. I have been chanting 2-3 hours for the last 2 years for resolution of my child support issues. We have had many continuances, many delays, dad has not seen our son for 8 years.

I decided for the last two months to chant to the cellular level that my life IS Nam myoho renge kyo. I made the determination 2 yrs ago to chant daily to not begrudge or disparage my son's father's life.

The last several days I have been chanting with total… Continue

Added by Mimi the Snapdiva on February 18, 2010 at 9:17pm — 9 Comments

Evil Twin (Fundamental Darkness) and Other Buddhist Concepts in Kids Books

I was interviewed today on The Brown Bookshelf Blog. I talk about how I ended up writing books related to Buddhism. I also mention SGI-USA WD leader Linda Johnson's "evil twin" guidance and how it influenced one of my kids' book characters. The review is here:


LaVora

Added by M. LaVora Perry on February 18, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Returned To Singapore after the Chinese Lunar New Year 2010 Reunion in Penang, Malaysia

Hello! I am back to Singapore almost midnite on Thursday, 18 Feb 2010.

Was a must happy reunion back home in my hometown, Penang, Malaysia during this Festive Lunar New Year Holidays!

Added by KB Tan on February 18, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Re:Markgomes message Feb 13

Mark I will place your name by my butsadan and do daily prayers for you. I pray that things improve for you.......Frank

Added by frank mc gillion on February 18, 2010 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Trying to Contact Icelandic Friends

Barry and Ingiborg Andrews (he was formerly an actor in uk) were members of SGI UK and our friends in London and moved to Iceland and we lost contact with them. Does anyone know of their where abouts in Iceland please since they might still be in the movement?

Added by david strong on February 17, 2010 at 6:37am — No Comments

PeaceBuilders Essay Contest, Grades K-12. Deadline March 16

Students grades K - 12 can win a copy of PEACEBUILDERS in the PEACEBUILDERS Essay Contest. Entry deadline is March 16, 2010.


As the PEACEBUILDERS publication date–March 16, 2010–grows closer, I’m launching an essay contest for grades kindergarten – 12.…

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Added by M. LaVora Perry on February 16, 2010 at 8:55pm — No Comments

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