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Many things happen in life. There are joyous days and times of suffering. Sometimes unpleasant things occur. But that's what makes life so interesting. The dramas we encounter are part and parcel of being human. If we experienced no change or drama in our lives, if nothing unexpected ever happened, we would merely be like automatons, our lives unbearably monotonous and dull. Therefore, please develop a strong self so that you can enact the drama of your life with confidence and poise in the face of whatever vicissitudes you may encounter.

Daisaku Ikeda

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Changing Karma

Changing Karma(4:32)

John Connolly from Ireland explains that karma, rather than being predetermined by the past, is something that we create in the present.

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Music from the Heart: A Treasure and a Weapon for Peace

Music from the Heart: A Treasure and a Weapon for Peace

Nestor Torres, a jazz musician living in the US, discovers a deeper sense of purpose to his music making through his practice of Buddhism

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