Yes. It's probably me from the US you're thinking of, except I live in Japan now. After I graduated from SUA in 2001, I moved to Japan and I took my Japanese wife's name I've been a member since my mom started practicing in 1971.
Eugene, I agree totally with you when you talk about the "fear factor". As I read in a Sensei speech fear paralise us.
Reading a text into the Michael Moore website I found an interesting article about fear in States:
Let's to continue chanting to enhance state of life of all presidents of G-20, Central Banks etc. Let's to continue in Itai Doshin to bring the new Humanism Era to the light! Cida
Hi Eugene, today I attended a Women's Division leaders meeting in which we studied a speech of Sensei in which we can read about a book of Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo.
In his speech Sensei talks about the importance if fighting against the adversity to transform into prosperity.
All this crisis that is happening with G7 countries, actually, means that the emergent countries, like Brazil, China and other will grow and be respected from now. Here in Brazil we are very calm. Of course, some media is trying to keep people with fear but this is not our crisis.
In the meeting today we talked also about the importance for us Buddhists do not accept this kind of fear. We have Gohonzon, we have all the tools to promote our Human Revolution. We have to have atitud and hope.
All the best. Cida
Let's chant because the real crisis is involving just the so called 1st world. It is time to learn compassion and practice Bodhisatva way. With the Sensei guidance and Daishonin gosho we can to through all of this. Best. Cida
Dear Eugene, thanks for the words. I agree that we are living fortunate moment that we will see huge transformation in a way of doing things, work, live in this society. I think time has come to go to another level of Kossen Rufu work. Let's Chant, Chant and Chant all together unites around this objective together with Ikeda Sensei. Let's work for Kossen Rufu. Time is now. Best. Cida
Thanks for your hi today and hello! This week I spent mostly chanting daimoku to upgrade my state of life and my comprehension about my life and what I have to do from now. I took one week of vacations just to restart a fresh new moment in my life. One of my concerns resides over this economic situation US is imerse today. I am thinking about members at SGI-USA and also about all american people. What a moment they are living! And also the rest of the world! This is time for chanting and doing chakubuku, of course to prove in our real life the maravellous law we are practicing. I restart today at my job with a fresh view and perspective of my life as woman, buddhist etc.etc. and also about the world around me. Have a nice day! Cida
Hi Eugene, actually I will complete next year in June. But yes, I am chanting for almost 40 years. Yesterday night I attended a meeting to celebrate October 2, 1960 when Ikeda Sensei arrived at São Paulo with this great Buddhism. I started 8 years late to practice. So, I new all the big transformations in my life and my coleagues in São Paulo and Brazil also. This is a great practice we are in. All the best. I live in São Paulo by the way. Cida