Kazushiro Kikuchi
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SGI members often speak of "turning poison into medicine" when they describe how their Buddhist practice has enabled them to transform a difficult, negative or painful situation into something positive. "
Winning in life is not a matter of form or appearances. It has nothing to do
with vanity. Victory in life ultimately hinges on whether one has truly fought,
whether one has truly advanced.
Espero que cada um de vocês conquiste o sucesso em sua respectiva área,
compreendendo que sucesso não significa desistir no meio do caminho, mas
resolutamente trilhar o caminho que escolheu. Por isso, também é importante que
vocês entendam que o local de trabalho é um lugar para forjar seus caráteres e
crescer como seres humanos. Portanto, é um local para aplicar sua prática
budista, um local para praticar e aprofundar a sua fé. Quando vocês veem as
coisas desse ângulo, todas suas reclamações desaparecem. Ninguém é mais patético
que aquele que reclama constantemente.
Why do you desire to join SGIBuddhism.org? Pls answer fully. DO NOT leave blank
The principle that "Buddhism equals life" means that everything in one's life is
itself Buddhism. The principle that "Buddhism becomes manifest in society" means
that society, too, is at one with Buddhism. The struggle for kosen-rufu can be
waged only within the realities of life and society. Those who earnestly grapple
with these realities develop strength and inner substance. They develop and
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Changing Poison into Medicine

In its most fundamental sense, "changing poison into medicine" refers to the transformation of deluded impulses into enlightenment. The Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom, attributed to the third-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna, compares the Lotus Sutra to "a great physician who changes poison into medicine." This is because the Lotus Sutra opens the possibility of enlightenment to people whose arrogance and complacency had caused them to "scorch the seeds of Buddhahood."

In earlier sutras such people had been condemned as being incapable of becoming Buddhas. An important implication of this principle, thus, is that there is no one who is beyond redemption. n his writing, "On First Hearing the Teaching of the Supreme Vehicle," Nichiren develops this idea, stating that by using the power of the Mystic Law of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, one can transform the three paths of deluded impulses, karma and suffering into the three virtues of the Buddha, i.e., the Dharma body, wisdom and emancipation.Buddhism teaches that suffering derives from karma, the causes that we ourselves have created.

The Buddhist teaching of karma is one of personal responsibility. It is therefore our responsibility to transform sufferings into value-creating experiences. The Buddhist view of karma is not fixed or fatalistic--even the most deeply entrenched karmic patterns can be transformed.By taking a difficult situation--illness, unemployment, bereavement, betrayal--and using it as an opportunity to deepen our sense of personal responsibility, we can gain and develop the kind of self-knowledge from which benefit flows.

Buddhism teaches that self-knowledge ultimately is awareness of our own infinite potential, our capacity for inner strength, wisdom and compassion. This infinite potential is referred to as our "Buddha nature."This teaching of the possibility of profound trans-formation makes Buddhism a deeply optimistic philosophy. This optimism propels Buddhists as they seek to transform the negative and destructive tendencies within their lives as well as those in society and the world at large.

January 2002 SGI Quarterly

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At 12:27pm on December 27, 2011, Frankie T said…

New is the year, new are the hopes and aspirations,

New is the resolution,

New are the spirits and forever my warm wishes are for you.

Have a promising and fulfilling new year.



A Happy New Year 2012.ppt

At 2:12pm on September 20, 2011, Frankie T said…
At 12:47pm on September 20, 2011, Dan said…
Happy Birthday, Kaz!
At 9:40am on April 26, 2010, Frankie T said…
Hi Kazushiro san,
Thank you for joining Guidance Today.
I am sure our hearts and spirits will be uplifted through the encouragements of President Ikeda's words.

At 6:48pm on April 23, 2010, MILTON ISEJIMA said…
Thank you very much my friend Kazuhiro!!!
At 11:47pm on April 22, 2010, Mami Hirano Gibbs said…
At 10:22pm on April 22, 2010, Frankie T said…
Hi Kazushiro san,
Thank you for being my friend in faith.
Appreciate it.

At 9:11pm on April 18, 2010, YUKI said…
Hello Kazuhiro-san, thank you for your friendship add.
Your career is wonderful!!
At 9:11am on March 26, 2010, Yasutoshi Kevin Yumoto said…
Thanks for your joining to "Songs of The Soka Gakkai" Group!

At 7:46am on March 25, 2010, Cinthia said…
long ago did you leave Brazil? Where have you lived here?

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