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You cannot judge the quality of another's friendship by superficial appearances, especially when things are going smoothly. It is only when we have experienced the worst, most crushing of times--when we have plumbed the depths of life--that we can experience the joys of genuine friendship. Only a man of principle, a woman of resolve--a person who stays true to their chosen path--can be a trusted and true friend, and have real friends in turn.

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.

Nurturing Seeds of Hope in the Amazon: Environmental Education in Action

Nurturing Seeds of Hope in the Amazon: Environmental Education in Action(10:02)

Introducing the Amazon Ecological Conservation Center near Manus, Brazil.

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A Bridge Between Faiths

A Bridge Between Faiths

Danielle Richards describes what she gained from her experience of working to strengthen interfaith connections in Liverpool, UK.

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