Frankie T's Blog (21)

Advancing Peace: Overview

"World peace is not something that can be realized simply by politicians signing treaties, or by business leaders creating economic cooperation. True and lasting peace will be realized only by forging bonds of trust between people at the deepest level, in the…


Added by Frankie T on July 23, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

A Visual Guide to Understanding Osteoarthritis

A Visual Guide to Understanding Osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis: What Is It?…


Added by Frankie T on August 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

I Wish You Enough !

Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport.…


Added by Frankie T on July 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Health Handbook.

Practical Health Guides.


This booklet contains 27 selected health tips compiled by the editors of PRACTICAL HEALTH GUIDES. They are effective and easy to follow.

Many are based on recent research, while others were known in…


Added by Frankie T on July 16, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Japanese boy teaches lesson in sacrifice.

EDITOR'S note:


THIS letter,…


Added by Frankie T on March 28, 2011 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Dialogues Towards A Global Civilization

When we finished our long and rich conversation, Dr. Toynbee said to me, " I hope you will carry on similar dialogues in the years to come." He entrusted to me the task of continuing the 'Dialogue of Civilization' with world intellectual and political leaders"

"In my small way, I have tried to do what I could, by engaging in dialogue…

Added by Frankie T on July 31, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Humanism Through Dialogue

True dialogue is only possible when both parties are committed to self-mastery. But there is another essential element without which dialogue becomes manipulative rhetoric, namely, a respectful compassion for others --- no matter how culturally different they are from oneself or seemingly opposed to one's interests. The Buddhist approach can, I believe, loosen the shackles of abstract concepts and language that can be so destructive. Thus freed, we…


Added by Frankie T on July 17, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

For the Sake of Peace

Our efforts for the sake of dialogue, in order to be worthy of the term dialogue, must be carried through to the end. To refuse peaceful exchange and choose force is to compromise and give in to human weakness; it is to admit the defeat of the human spirit. Socrates encourages his youthful disciples to train and strengthen themselves spiritually, to maintain hope and self-control, to advance courageously, choosing virtue over material wealth, truth… Continue

Added by Frankie T on June 20, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Exemplifiers of Mentor - Disciple Spirit

The second President of the Soka Gakkai, Josei Toda, is the person I look to as my mentor in life. Together with the founding president, Makiguchi, he was imprisoned for opposing the policies of Japan's militarist government during World War II. President Makiguchi died in prison on 18 November, 1944 ... Caring deeply for others, he worked tirelessly to empower ordinary citizens to awaken to the treasures of wisdom and… Continue

Added by Frankie T on June 20, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Stream of Dialogue from Socrates to Ikeda

If one drop of the water of dialogue is allowed to fall upon the wasteland of intolerance, where attitudes of hatred and exclusionism have so long prevailed, there will be a possibility for trust and friendship to spring up. This, I believe, is the most trustworthy and lasting road to that goal. Therefore, I encourage the flow of dialogue not only on a political plane but also on the broader level of the populace as a… Continue

Added by Frankie T on June 20, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Are You Happy?

Are You Happy?

Happiness will always be found in forgiveness and in loving yourself and others.

Being Happy -- is an attitude about life and each of us must decide!

Being Happy --…


Added by Frankie T on June 9, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

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

Happiness - The purpose of Life

Happiness - The purpose of Life

A long time ago, there was an Emperor

who told his horseman

that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered. Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding,… Continue

Added by Frankie T on November 8, 2009 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Let the Mud Settle‏ Down

Let the Mud Settle Down

Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. This was in the initial days. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake.

They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, "I am thirsty. Do get me some water from that lake there." The disciple walked up to the lake. When he reached it, he noticed that right at that moment, a bullock cart started crossing through the lake. As a… Continue

Added by Frankie T on November 6, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

The 90/10 Principle

The 90/10 Principle

Author: Stephen Covey.

What is this principle?

10% of life is made up of what happens to you.

90% of life is decided by how you react.

What does this means?

We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us.

We cannot stop the car from breaking down.

The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off.

A driver may cut us off in the… Continue

Added by Frankie T on October 24, 2009 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

Who is hindering your Growth?

It is easy to shield our bodies against poison arrows from without but difficult to shield our minds from poison darts from within.


Added by Frankie T on October 16, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

The Power of Love

Which day is the MOST BEAUTIFUL day in your life?


What's the easiest thing to do in life?

A mistake.

What's the greatest obstacle?


The most profound tragedy in life?


The root of all evil?


The most wonderful entertainment and fun?

Work, of course!

The greatest failure?

Lack of…

Added by Frankie T on September 17, 2009 at 5:23am — 4 Comments

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

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

A Tribute to Mothers

What is a Mother?

A mother is someone who guides and inspires. She helps us to attain our dreams and desires. Wisdom and insight are part of her way, and her faith in her children brightens their days.

All mothers are rich when they love their children. There are no poor mothers, no ugly ones, no old ones. Their love is always the most beautiful of joys. ----- Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949).

What a Mother can do..........

My mother said to… Continue

Added by Frankie T on July 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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