The Heart of The SGI: Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Heart of The SGI:  Santa Fe, New Mexico

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We are devoted to the Soka Gakkai International mission of peace, culture, and education. We are formerly the SGI Nichiren Buddhist Campus Club at SFCC, and are currently The Heart of The SGI in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

We are devoted to the correct practice of Nichiren Buddhism as taught and exemplified by Daisaku Ikeda and as illustrated in the life of Nichiren Daishonin. We are eternally grateful to be able to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and carry on the Heart of The SGI in our eternal commitment to protecting the Lotus Sutra with our lives.

Mission: Our mission is kosen-rufu or the peace and happiness of all living beings.

Operating as usual

[10/01/15]   Pioneering takes steady dedicated effort; it is advancing surely one step at a time. True Buddhist practice lies in such activities as visiting members, giving personal encouragement, talking to our friends about Buddhism and introducing others to faith. How many members do you take the time to visit and encourage in a month? In a year? True pioneering lies in making precisely such efforts. Our challenge is to deepen the understanding of friends and fellow members toward the philosophy and activities of the SGI through our encounters with them.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[10/01/15]   Faith means making a hundred percent effort ourselves--in our daimoku and in our actions. When we practice in this way, the Buddhist gods will lend us their protection. We mustn't have a complacent, dependent attitude in faith, chanting haphazardly without definite goals and making only halfhearted efforts in the belief that we'll automatically be protected. Depth of determination and unshakable character are vital. Those possessing these qualities are second to none in faith.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[10/01/15]   Faith, which at first glance may appear weak, is actually the most powerful force in the world. Many people put on a show of being strong, but true strength has nothing to do with appearances. On the contrary, we usually find that the weaker the individual, the greater his or her bravado or outward display of strength.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[10/01/15]   Those who strengthen their faith day by day and month after month are genuine practitioners. Our daily practice of gongyo, therefore, is important, as well as attending meetings every month. We must not let our faith grow weak. We must make it stronger today than yesterday, stronger this month than last. Buddhist practice is a succession of such untiring efforts, the ultimate goal of which is attaining the summit of Buddhahood.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[10/01/15]   I hope that leaders will earnestly pray for the prosperity, safety and happiness of the members who are all so infinitely noble and praiseworthy. May you also never forget to develop yourselves and pray to become people who are liked and trusted by the members, who can work unstintingly for the members' happiness and well-being.

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[09/08/15]   Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.

[06/07/15]   "This is what I would like to communicate to you, my young friends who are the heirs of the Soka legacy: Live out your lives together with the SGI, an organization fulfilling the Buddha's decree! Our activities in the organization of faith constitute our Buddhist practice, lead to the realization of kosen-rufu and enable us to carry out our human revolution. To think selfishly, "I'll just practice on my own and however I like" cannot be called correct faith. Such people are Buddhist in name only; they are not true practitioners."

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[06/07/15]   "The expansive world lies not in some distant place; it exists right where you are. That is why you need to win where you are right now. Today's victory is linked to your eternal victory."

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[06/07/15]   "As direct disciples of Nichiren, we have summoned forth the three powerful enemies of Buddhism. And defeating their schemes and repelling their onslaughts, we have carved out a great path of kosen-rufu. This has been the unrivaled pride of Mr. Makiguchi, Mr. Toda and myself as Soka Gakkai presidents. It is indisputable proof that the Soka Gakkai is the foremost organization in the entire world acting in accord with the Buddha's will and decree."

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[06/07/15]   "No matter how healthy, intelligent or affluent we may be, if our minds are weak, then our happiness will also be frail and brittle. Our minds of faith, moreover, enable us to bring out the full potential in all things and situations, so it is crucial that we strive to forge our minds of faith."

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[06/04/15]   "This is the era of youth. Youth do not depend on anyone. Nor do they hang on someone else's coattails. "I will open the way forward myself. I will advance kosen-rufu. I will see to it that the SGI is victorious." This is the spirit of youth and the attitude of true successors who love and cherish the SGI."

Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[04/30/15]   To My Friends
DAISAKU IKEDA
APRIL 29TH 2015
Let’s create a sound rhythm in life,
beginning with reciting gongyo
and chanting daimoku
every morning and evening.
Let’s ensure that each day
we lead lives of satisfaction
and fulfillment, brimming with
powerful life force.

[04/29/15]   "How incredible it is to chant this wonderful daimoku each day! Nichiren Daishonin writes, "There is no greater happiness for human beings than chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. The sutra [Lotus Sutra] says, 'The people there [in my land] are happy and at ease.'"(MW-1, 161). There is no joy, happiness and ease surpassing what we can attain through chanting daimoku. No matter how much you may pursue the things you love and skip gongyo to have a good time - all such fleeting, worldly pleasures pale beside the deep sense of satisfaction that comes from chanting daimoku."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

[04/21/15]   "To possess both wisdom and compassion is the heart of our human revolution. If you have wisdom alone and lack compassion, it will be a cold, perverse wisdom. If you have compassion alone and lack wisdom, you cannot give happiness to others. You are even likely to lead them in the wrong direction, and you won't be able to achieve your own happiness."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

[04/12/15]   "As long as our mind of faith is connected to the Gohonzon, our benefits will never disappear. That's why it is vital for us to persevere in our Buddhist practice throughout our lives no matter what, even if on some days our physical condition or other circumstances prevent us from doing gongyo and chanting daimoku to our full satisfaction. Those who continue to challenge themselves to the end savor ultimate victory."
-- Daisaku Ikeda

[04/09/15]   "Nothing is wasted in faith. One never loses out. Please be confident that all your efforts to help others and promote Buddhism are accumulating immense treasures of good fortune in your life. This is what is meant by inconspicuous benefit."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

[04/04/15]   "There is no means other than faith by which to open our lives and our inner state of Buddhahood. Faith is the most "open" state of mind of all. Infinite clusters of good fortune spill forth from this unbarred treasure house of life."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

[03/23/15]   "I call to each of you: Strive for prosperity! Strive for development! Strive for victory! Life is about striving all out to achieve our aims; it is about hard work and effort. Regardless of how smart you may be, intelligence alone cannot guarantee your future."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

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History of the SGI

http://youtu.be/uTM2g9MmNWU

The history of the SGI viewed through the lives of the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai. SGI website: http://www.sgi.org/ Soka Gakkai International ...

[03/07/15]   "Calling forth the three powerful enemies and defeating them makes one a votary of the Lotus Sutra. It is only natural, then, when we advance upon the correct path of mentor and disciple originating with the Daishonin, we will encounter obstacles. By battling the three powerful enemies, we become genuine disciples of the Daishonin. In that respect, the authenticity of the path of mentor and disciple followed by the first three presidents of the Soka Gakkai has been proven beyond doubt."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

[02/21/15]   "Friendship is strong. Friendship, camaraderie and unity in faith lie at the heart of the SGI. They come before the organization. We must never make the mistake of thinking that it is the other way around. The organization serves as a means for deepening friendship, comradeship and faith. To confuse the means and the end is a terrible mistake."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

[02/13/15]   "The important thing is to hold firm to your beliefs without being influenced or swayed by what others do or say. Those who live this way are strong and free of regret. What matters most is how you lead your life - not what those around you are doing."

-- Daisaku Ikeda

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Basics of Buddhism –

http://www.sgi-usa.org/basics-of-buddhism/

sgi-usa.org Nichiren Buddhism for Daily Life

[10/20/14]   "The only way to succeed is by first bringing to completion that which is most immediate. This principle applies in all affairs--in our daily lives, our work and our families as well as in the progress of kosen-rufu."
--Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[10/20/14]   "As far as the fundamental teachings of Buddhism and the Gosho are concerned, I hope that, regarding them as absolutely correct, you will first and foremost strive to put them into practice. I urge you to do so because this is the shortest route to understanding the essence of Buddhism in the depths of your life."
--Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[10/20/14]   "The mentality of getting others to do the hard work while one sits back and takes it easy--that is bureaucratism at its worst; it is not faith. The spirit of taking on the hard work oneself--that is faith, that is humanism."
Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

[10/20/14]   "President Toda detested formality. And for this reason, as his disciple, I have tried to place foremost emphasis on substance. Formalities are important in certain cases, but mere formality without substance is evil. Formalities in and of themselves have no life, whereas substance is alive. Formality is provisional and substance essential. Formality is conventional and therefore conservative, but substance provides the impetus for progress and development."
--Daisaku Ikeda, SGI President

daisakuikeda.org

Daisaku Ikeda Website

Our beloved Mentor, Daisaku Ikeda:

Daisaku Ikeda is a Buddhist leader, peacebuilder, a prolific writer, poet, educator and founder of a number of cultural, educational and peace research institutions around the world.

As third president of the Soka Gakkai (value-creating society) and founder of the Soka Gakkai International, Daisaku Ikeda has developed and inspired what may be the largest, most diverse international lay Buddhist association in the world today. Based on the 700-year-old tradition of Nichiren Buddhism, the movement is characterized by its emphasis on individual empowerment and social engagement to advance peace, culture and education.

This website details Ikeda's accomplishments and contributions as a Buddhist philosopher and leader, a peacebuilder, and an educator, as well as presenting a selection of Ikeda's own writings relevant to these themes. The Profile section presents a biography of his life and a selection of short autobiographical essays. For more on Ikeda's writings and his thoughts on writing, visit the Books section of this site.

http://www.daisakuikeda.org

daisakuikeda.org In-depth profiles of Daisaku Ikeda as Educator, Buddhist Philosopher and Peacebuilder, and selected writings and records

sgi-usa.org

About Us –

About our beloved Buddhist organization:

http://www.sgi-usa.org/about-us/

sgi-usa.org Nichiren Buddhism for Daily Life

sgi-usa.org

Basics of Buddhism –

http://www.sgi-usa.org/basics-of-buddhism/

sgi-usa.org Nichiren Buddhism for Daily Life

[09/14/14]   "The government's persecution of me has clearly demonstrated my faith in the Lotus Sutra. There is no doubt that the moon wanes and waxes and that the tide ebbs and flows. In my case, too, since punishment has already occurred, benefit must be forthcoming. What is there to lament?" --Nichiren Daishonin

[09/14/14]   "Faith, which at first glance may appear weak, is actually the most powerful force in the world. Many people put on a show of being strong, but true strength has nothing to do with appearances. On the contrary, we usually find that the weaker the individual, the greater their bravado or outward display of strength." --Daisaku Ikeda

[09/14/14]   "Faith means making a hundred percent effort ourselves—in our daimoku and in our actions. When we practice in this way, the Buddhist gods will lend us their protection. We mustn't have a complacent, dependent attitude in faith, chanting haphazardly without definite goals and making only halfhearted efforts in the belief that we'll automatically be protected. Depth of determination and unshakable character are vital. Those possessing these qualities are second to none in faith." --Daisaku Ikeda

[09/14/14]   "Our voice costs nothing and it is our strongest weapon. Nichiren Daishonin wrote, "Do not spare your voice" (Gosho Zenshu, p. 726).There are different voices for different situations: the clear, resounding voice that declares truth and justice; the strong voice that refutes evil; the bright, confident voice that tells others about the greatness of this Buddhism; the warm voice that gives encouragement; the sincere, friendly voice that offers praise and words of appreciation to others. The important thing is that we meet and speak with people widely, inside and outside the organization." --Daisaku Ikeda

[09/14/14]   "Everything ultimately depends on whether there is someone who is willing to wage a desperate all-out struggle, someone who will take 100 percent responsibility without relying on or leaving things to others, someone who will work with selfless dedication for the sake of the people without any concern for what others think. Such a person is a true leader and a genuine Buddhist." --Daisaku Ikeda

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