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What is true joy in life? This is a difficult question--and one that has occupied a great many thinkers and philosophers. Joy can quickly give way to suffering. Joy is short and suffering long. Also what passes for joy in society is superficial. It cannot compare with the joy deriving from the Mystic Law. The key then lies in cultivating a state of mind where we can declare without reservation that life itself is a joy. This is the purpose of our Buddhist practice.

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.

Winning in Buddhism

Winning in Buddhism(7:37)

Marjatta Valkama from Finland explains the crucial challenge in Buddhism of winning over oneself.

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Learning to Trust

Learning to Trust

Angie Ng Choy Hong was able to confront difficult family relationships and serious illness by practicing Buddhism and deepening her understanding of the mentor-disciple relationship, a key tenet of Nichiren Buddhism

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