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According to Buddhism, health is not a condition in which we merely escape negative influences. It is a highly positive, active state in which we hold ourselves responsible for such influences, in which we face and try to solve various problems--not just our own but others' problems, too. The word disease implies a lack of ease, which conversely implies that health is a state of comfort. In the Buddhist sense, however, being "at ease" does not mean freedom from difficulties; it means having the strength to meet and overcome any problem.

Daisaku Ikeda

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The 12 million members of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) around the world embrace Nichiren Buddhism, a dynamic philosophy grounded in the realities of daily life.

Buddhahood

Buddhahood(3:48)

Gitanjali Singh from India describes the enlightened life state of Buddhahood.

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We All Need Each Other

We All Need Each Other

Yo Kano, a Japanese jazz musician now living in New York, talks about blindness and disability and how Buddhism has helped him overcome the challenges they have presented

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