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Emerson writes: "And so of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more of it remains. Cheerfulness is not the same as frivolousness. Cheerfulness is born of a fighting spirit. Frivolousness is the reverse side of cowardly escape. Emerson also said that power dwells with cheerfulness; hope puts us in a working mood. Without cheerfulness there is no strength. Let us strive to advance still more brightly and cheerfully.

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.

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How SGI members practice Buddhism in their daily lives.

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Engaged with Life

Engaged with Life

Ida Gbodossou-Adjevi talks about how her Buddhist practice has guided her efforts to promote women's empowerment in Togo

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