Posts tagged with ‘soka gakkai’

Antimatter: The Real Giant Leap

November 18, 2010

One Small Step for Man, one Giant Leap For Mankind When Armstrong said those words (except I missed out the ‘a’), it looked like men & women would be walking tall on all sorts of astronomical bodies in a continuation of the Apollo programme.  As we no know, things didn’t quite work out like that […]

Peace, Culture, Education

March 1, 2010

—- DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT —- “Of course, you’re free to live your lives how you like, but don’t forget the fundamental path of life. “The Soka Gakkai teaches us this fundamental path–a path for accumulating good fortune, helping others, and working for peace. That’s why we now have so many members around the world, and why […]

Two BBC Articles on Nichiren Buddhism

May 16, 2009

FYI: Two Things About Nichiren One: While fishing around back-links to this website, I came across two pages on the BBC website that explain Nichiren’s Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) quite well.  Go for it Robert!! https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/subdivisions/nichiren_1.shtml https://www.bbc.co.uk/berkshire/content/articles/2005/03/17/sgi_uk_feature.shtml Two: I’ve just seen this ridiculous rat with a Nichiren t-Shirt on the Amazon website. […]

Pertinent Encouragement for Today

April 8, 2009

Jillian has made an excellent post yesterday that marvellously ties in with the heavy-handed police tactics in London at the weekend G20 protests – whose chickens are now coming home to roost; and also, it ties in with our (the West’s) recent (and continuing) history, AND a bit of encouragement, calendared for today, by Daisaku […]

Encountering Hungarian and British Dharma

February 4, 2009

I’ve just been reading this fascinating book, Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism by a non-Buddhist, Richard Seager, who gives a really good, well-balanced investigation into Buddhism, the Soka Gakkai (SGI) and it’s meteoric rise in popularity under the inspirational personas of Makiguchi, Toda and Ikeda. Well you’d […]