July 2009 Blog Posts (33)

Men On The Great, Everlasting Path - Pres Ikeda



‘We walk the great, everlasting path of life with confidence and integrity,’ SGI President Ikeda writes to the SGI men. ‘Forging a brilliant realm of indestructible happiness in our hearts and dreams, we advance youthfully, meaningfully and resolutely day after day.’ As long as I possess a lofty philosophy, I can overcome all adversity. For the unparalleled drama of the human spirit lies in transforming adversity… Continue

Added by Frankie T on July 29, 2009 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Please read below, and pass it on! ......

Gohonzon : Hello. Did you call me?

Me: Called you? No.. who is this?

Gohonzon : This is GOHONZON.. I heard your prayers. So I thought I will


Me: I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I am actually busy now. I am

in the midst of something.

Gohonzon : What are you busy at? Ants are busy too.

Me: Don't know. But I cant find free time. Life has become hectic.

It's rush hour all the time .

Gohonzon : Sure. Activity… Continue

Added by Bobby Joseph on July 29, 2009 at 1:15pm — 3 Comments

Received Gohonzon

To All,
Last night was a rather exciting night.

Received my Gohonzon.

The Canton, Ohio District gained offically a new member.

Thought I'd share.


Tom Steele

Added by Tom Steele on July 25, 2009 at 1:15pm — 7 Comments


Andy my son is participating in the Seafair Torch light parade again this year along with Youth from the Pacific Northwest Youth Preforming group :) I am So proud of our youth, they have given up every weekend for practice! Their determination is inspiring! Here is a picture from last year!…


Added by Jeannette Morrone on July 24, 2009 at 5:51pm — No Comments

power of Daïmoku

when I started chanting last january, I was in a pretty well bad situation in my new job. I'm sales executive for sea and air forwarder at CDG airport in Paris. new job, since one year. I signed for sale's targets and I was very under that what I exepected to get . bad economic market? world crisis? I don't know.

so, When I chant Daïmoku, daily, I think that I wld like to be the best for 2009 in my sales team.

2009 own account summary:

net-net benefit for january -… Continue

Added by Anne TREPANIER on July 24, 2009 at 6:49am — 11 Comments

Happy Birthday to Me (and my Gohonzon)

Today (July 23) is the 4th anniversary of receiving my Gohonzon and so it's kind of like a birthday for my Buddhist practice. I'm celebrating by listening to Reverend Kusula's Urban Dharma podcasts. Check it out if you get the chance. You'll be glad you did.

Added by Steve on July 23, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

A Story To Live By - Ghandhism-The Power Of Non-violence

Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and founder of the M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, in his June 9 lecture at the University of Puerto Rico , shared the following story:

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I was 16 years old and living with my parents at the institute my grandfather had founded 18 miles outside of Durban , South Africa , in the middle of the sugarplantations. We were deep in the country and had… Continue

Added by KOI on July 22, 2009 at 8:42pm — 2 Comments

Jokes - Stupid Game

A lawyer and a guy are sitting next to each other on a long flight.

So the lawyer asks if the guy would like to play a fun game.

The guy is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines, and tries to catch a few winks.

The lawyer persists, and says that the game is a lot of fun.

I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only $5; you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500, he says..

This catches the… Continue

Added by KOI on July 22, 2009 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Life - The Story of “LOVE”

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all repaired their boats and left.

Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment. When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help. Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, "Richness, can you take me with you?" Richness answered, "No, I… Continue

Added by KOI on July 22, 2009 at 12:13am — 2 Comments


...So I chant. I do chant twice a day. And I'm pretty "religous" about it. However, I seemed to forget about a the little things when I would chant. You know like getting the dishes done, or ironing my clothes for tomorrow, and being afraid to drive the expressway. I would chant for success with a project at work but never chant to over come my own fear of driving on busy roads. I would chant for my daughter and my sons, which is important but I would forget about me, the mom and not going to… Continue

Added by Ambergriss on July 21, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Buddhism won "The Best Religion in the World" Award

Buddhism won “The Best Religion In The World” award 15 Jul 2009, Tribune de Geneve

The Geneva-based International Coalition for the Advancement of Religious and Spirituality (ICARUS) has bestowed "The Best Religion In the World" award this year on the Buddhist Community.

This special award was voted on by an international round table of more than 200 religious leaders from every part of the spiritual spectrum. It was fascinating to note that many religious leaders voted… Continue

Added by Frankie T on July 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

chanting for options

When there are a few options available i.e. career,& all are equally must get it right,the price to pay is too high.How do we chant for something like that.Timing is not on our side,stressed.Can anyone share some advice?.

Added by Adam Seow on July 20, 2009 at 3:25am — 4 Comments

A new poem...

Where My Joy Is..

 7/16/09 Jenny Leigh Hodgins

Today is my birthday…

Fresh slate, new dawn!

Begin--lay out the way…

Let past be gone!

Discard the old to see

Unpaved pathway--

My opportunity--

Chance to portray

Who I am, who I’ll be

Now and future

Starting inside of me…

This overture,

Musical drama, soars!

Shaping, singing,

Creating unique course

Moving, leading,

Guiding me… Continue

Added by Jenny Leigh Hodgins on July 19, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments


The Toso in Muncie was very nice tonight, thanks to the leaders from B'ton and Nidhi coming. Brian brought me mangos.
Dave led. It was fun. I hope the flowers last till next week. We are having another one at the massage school 3604 N Wheeling in Muncie. 6pm Fri the 24th. Ya'll come!

Added by Aurora Green on July 17, 2009 at 8:43pm — No Comments

dreams ........... nightmare

Our dreams are others nightmare,other dreams are our nightmare.How can we make/share our dreams are other dreams,while other dreams are our dreams.
I use my little sunset business as my experience.

Added by Adam Seow on July 17, 2009 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Sansho Shima

Well, I have created a problem for myself because I quit SGI for a while and stopped practicing. I'm back to practicing when I can but the problem has not resolved itself. You see, when I let my ex-husband move back in he began his attempts to tell me what I can and cannot do. And instead of continuing to practice and get stronger and happier, I let this man run all over me.

The reason I had quit was because he didn't want to hear the chanting in what he considers his home. Mind you… Continue

Added by Jeanne on July 16, 2009 at 2:26pm — 6 Comments

Kavur, AP; redefining the word environment.

Love, the longing for beauty, the thirst for religion, the yearning for truth: these are all eminently human energies, and through the expression and manifestation of these energies great changes are brought about in the human environment.

(Daisaku Ikeda, contemporary thinker)

Green, lean, alive, and creating wholeness. CFLs, carbon credits, LCD monitors, timed devices. This would sum up the traditional paradigm of the man-environment matrix. Translate it to… Continue

Added by subho on July 16, 2009 at 2:07am — 1 Comment

We won the election campaign support for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

Owing to your pray and activities, we could win the election campaign support for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly! All 23 candidates of New Komeito managed to win under the adversity. The coalition party, LDP lost a lot as expected. I personally think it is a quite natural result. The Cabinet decided to dissolve the House of Representatives and the general election will be done on August 30, 2009! We will have hot and tough summer!

Added by Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto on July 15, 2009 at 9:39am — 4 Comments

Congratulations! Honorary Citizen of City of Temple, TX

City of Temple, TX, USA designated Sensei and Mrs. Ikeda as “Honorary Citizen” on July 3rd. The ceremony was held at the municipal office and Mr. William A. Jones III. A mayor of Temple joined.


From “The Seikyo Shimbun” dated July 15, 2009, Front… Continue

Added by Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto on July 15, 2009 at 8:57am — No Comments

Congratulations! “Daisaku Ikeda Day of Peace and Poetry” in NYC

City of New York proclaimed that June 20th as “Daisaku Ikeda Day of Peace and Poetry”. Ms. Rosie Mendez, a Council member of New York City joined the conferment ceremony held at “New York Culture Center” of SGI-USA on June 21st.


From “The Seikyo Shimbun” dated July 12, 2009, Front… Continue

Added by Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto on July 15, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

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