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Back to listJan 30, 2006

SGI-Macau and SGI-Hong Kong Hold Study Session, Respectively; SGI-Hong Kong Publishes Chinese Translation of Nichiren's Writings

SGI-Hong Kong publishes Volume 4 of Nichiren Daishonin gosho zenshu

SGI-Macau held a beginning-level study session on Nichiren Buddhism on January 21, at the SGI-Macau Culture Center. Some 100 members attended and discussed basic concepts of Nichiren Buddhism, such as "faith, practice and study"--the three essential elements of the practice of Nichiren Buddhism. On January 23, some 300 SGI-Hong Kong members gathered at the SGI-Hong Kong Culture Center to study the "The World of Nichiren Daishonin's Writings--A Discussion on Humanistic Religion," focusing on Nichiren's great vow for people's happiness and peace in society. Soka Gakkai Study Department Secretariat Haruo Suda lectured at both gatherings.

SGI-Hong Kong recently published volume four of a Chinese translation of Nichiren Daishonin gosho zenshu (Collected Writings of Nichiren Daishonin). Since 1993, the SGI-Hong Kong translation group has been working on a translation and compilation of Nichiren's writings from classical Japanese into Chinese spoken language. Volume four includes 18 of Nichiren's writings, including "On Chanting the Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra" and "Letter to Shimoyama." Seven more volumes are scheduled to complete the body of work.