October 2008 Blog Posts (24)

"Firm determination decides everything. A single moment of resolve can change one's life forever. One person can make a difference. A single individual can change history." Next time we feel confused…

"Firm determination decides everything. A single moment of resolve can
change one's life forever. One person can make a difference. A single
individual can change history."
Next time we feel confused lets ask ourselves WHAT IS MY DETERMINATION?
We dont wait for the right time or the right circumstances we create them.
There are no bad decisions really,its what we determine to get out of the experience.
blessings from BB Continue

Added by BB BERG on October 31, 2008 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

Evolution of Consciousness - by Peter Russell

interesting article as it seems to comes almost close to describing the eighth through ninth level of Consciousness in Buddhism (watching WTTW this evening re: Fractal Geometry in biology) as it starts talking about 'sat-chit-ananda'. Enjoy! -… Continue

Added by Dan on October 28, 2008 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Human Revolution, anyone?

Woo hoo! I am back on this site! I love having this virtual space to write in and explore and grow!

I just left the SGI Chicago Culture Center and I'm now at the Chicago Cultural Center (teehee). :D

This post is about human revolution. Not in the fuzzy kind of sense. I want to take definite steps towards my own human revolution. Everything starts with prayer, and is then followed by action. Now. Now now now!

My Buddhist practice has been deepening and I am excited to really start… Continue

Added by Veta on October 28, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

WTO- Battle in Seattle

aahhh.. these days I'm surrounded by students and student themes.

This afternoon I was on the train, and a group of sailing students touched down next to me. A fair sight... studying them, to discover their preferences. I had a very cute sunny girl sitting opposite me holding a Fortis bag. :)

This evening I watched Chi's choice: Battle in Seattle and her self-made 15 minute documentary about clean air.

Battle in Seattle was a film about the protests… Continue

Added by Kiemlan on October 27, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Determination -- Oct 26, 2008 -- Gongyo

I will memorize the gongyo completely in 1 months time

I have been reading / studying since I began my practice but have not been doing gongyo with
enough regularity or taking the time needed to memorize everything.

So I want perfect punctuation and to be able to read it really fast
(Ikeda gallloping horse) with out the book by Nov 26 2008.

Added by Ladygold on October 26, 2008 at 3:37pm — No Comments


I just finished my Youth SGI entrance Exam

It went really well and I’m confident I did very well….YAYYYYYY:)

I'm so happy SGI gives these exams and challenge me to do learn more.

Added by Ladygold on October 26, 2008 at 3:15pm — 1 Comment

Amit kumar Mishra-AN EXPERIENCE!!!!


Dear all,

I want to share with you this great experience I received from my friend in Delhi at my Orkut page, called Urvashi Singh. He published the experience of other SGI of India Amit Kumar Mishra. Let's enjoy it. I also sugest you to take a look ate Urvashi singh page at Liver Journal above, where you may find many other experiences and also (http://urvashisingh.livejournal.com/2007/12/20/) Never seek the law outside. A… Continue

Added by Cida Medeiros on October 20, 2008 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World

Yesterday along with the YWCA of the Sauk Valley we had the opening ceremony for A Week Without Violence Featuring Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World Exhibit Speech's were made by YWCA Executive director Carol Fitzgerald and a wonderful speech by SGI USA Vice General director Phyllis Goodson. The YWCA is having a lot of activities around this wonderful exhibit including United Way Pancake Breakfast, Pancakes for peace open to the public and several club meetings… Continue

Added by Jack on October 19, 2008 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Hello everyone in this place!

I had a page before this and something happened but now I am back and I am happy to have this web page and thanks to Chris Tinney sooo much for this wonderful way to stay in contact with other SGI members!
Aloha from me, Kiana

Added by Kiana Foster on October 19, 2008 at 5:20pm — No Comments

chanting to inject buddhahood into the music industry

Well, anyone who's been keeping in touch will know I've been really struggling career wise cause of the mum aspect of my life.so I chanted to inject Buddhahood into the music industry with my friend Gordie tonight. I went out with some girlfriends after and ended up on stage singing acapella, 'Summertime' Afterwards I was lunged on by a record exec so now I've just made loads of connections.

It's not the amount you go out, it's the diamoku you put in.

Added by louise berry on October 15, 2008 at 8:42pm — 6 Comments

Kosen Rofu Sunday October 12th.

I visited the Kaikan on Sunday for the first time in over a month. I can't say enough about how wonderful my extended Buddhist family. Since loosing my son, I have shyed away from venturing out and meeting with friends or family as well being on extended leave. But my Buddhist family understood.

They chanted Daimoku for me and my son when I could not and they understood. I hadn't spoken to anyone on the phone or sent very few emails after telling them the news of my son's death, but… Continue

Added by Ambergriss on October 14, 2008 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Individual Study

Right now I’m chanting for 5 min or more each morning and evening. I’m working on trying to get down some notes on the phonetical pronunciation of the morning prayer. I’ve got a borrowed copy of Budda in your Mirror that I’m just starting to read. I’ve been unable to find of copy of The Buddha in Daily Life though I’m keeping an eye out. I also have the 2008 Study Guide, but it seems a bit more complex than Budda in your Mirror so I think I’ll mostly stick with that for the time being. I've… Continue

Added by Michelle on October 14, 2008 at 6:45pm — 1 Comment

My First Study Group

So I went to an introduction meeting a little over a week ago and my first Study Group last night. It was interesting and everyone was very nice. Even the cat, though he showed affection by biting me. I monopolized the ‘discussion’ portion by asking what were probably a lot of basic questions, everything from the meaning of different terms used to how things related to each other. I tend to learn best by analogies as I am a very visual person. I kept kind of wishing for a step by step intro for… Continue

Added by Michelle on October 11, 2008 at 6:46pm — 4 Comments

Earth evolution 2012

October 6, 2008

The time is now, many of us hear the calling to rise up to our fullest capabilities in these years, and the question lies within each of us... Do we heed the call? The call to walk our highest divine purpose, or do we let the distractions of the mundane world we have been taught is more real than our inner knowing rule our lives. Yes, we must eat. Yes, we must cloth and provide shelter for ourselves. Yes, some of us must fulfill debts we have made. But, we also have… Continue

Added by Justine Lucas on October 9, 2008 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

Red Cross Assignment

I was one of the six Red Cross volunteers from the Tallahassee Capital Area Chapter deployed to Texas in response to Hurricane Ike I was there for three weeks. The devastation was massive throughout the neighborhoods.

I will never forget the many hugs, kisses and thank you from the residents thanking us as volunteers for coming to their aid. Whatever doubts I had of doing another hardship assignment like this quickly vanished, I would gladly do it again. It is an honor to be a Red Cross… Continue

Added by Carol on October 9, 2008 at 11:22am — No Comments

Total Victory

Hi Everyone,

I made it up the stairs to the computer. I'm alive! NO CANCER!!!! LOL Everything was amazing even in pain it was amazing. The doctor said when he opened me up he couldn't believe how big the tumor was. Also he said that the cysts on the right ovary was like a golf ball. I wasn't alone for 5 minutes in that hospital. My sister came up on Friday, my roomate Ken was there, then his dad and sister came up. My chapter leader came but I asked if everyone else could visit me… Continue

Added by Nikki on October 8, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Yor Result Is The Reflection Of Your Faith

OK, I'm guilty! I have been reading messages of my SGIBuddhism friends and their friends along with thinking about my own Human Revolution issues. I've been sending Diamoku to all of you when I realized, DUHHH, I need to share with you the wisdom one of my leaders has shared with our District. I got so wrapped up and consumed with how I could help take some of the hurt and frustration from you and myself that I almost forgot the simplest of all variables...FAITH. Sensei said the following in a… Continue

Added by Cleavie Imelda Figueroa on October 7, 2008 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

For Ambergriss

Dearest Ambergriss - I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I know he was more than a son; he was your buddy and your protector. Especially when we lived in Texas - He was the "man of the house". That was his joy, you. I will chant for you and your family. I wish I could be there with you now but I will see you in November. Please be strong. I will chant Diamoku for you and Nicholas as you did for me when I lost my dad. I don't know if I could have gotten through my grief without you and your… Continue

Added by Jarri Ott on October 7, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

For Yogesh of Chandigarh, India

Q: How r u ? can you tell how did sgi change your life. can you share any experience with me.

A: Thank you for reaching out to me and others on the site. We're all here to help and guide each other. No one thing may inspire you or even the multitude of experiences you've read or hear first hand will "make" that connection for you or others. Yogesh, I'll be blunt; there's no out there, out there. Everything is inside you along with your willingness to transform your life… Continue

Added by Ambergriss on October 4, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda

Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda
Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our individual circle of friendship is part of the global circle of friendship; it is one and the same. A drop of rain from the sky, a drop of water from the river, or a drop of water from the ocean are all just that-a drop of water-until they accumulate. The friends we make in our own small circle contribute to the spread of friendship around the world. Making one true friend is a step toward creating world peace.

Added by Cleavie Imelda Figueroa on October 2, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

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