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Back to listFeb 11, 2007

SGI-Thailand Promotes Study of Nichiren Buddhism

On February 11, 2007, 300 SGI-Thailand representatives gathered at their center near Bangkok to study the writings of Nichiren. SGI-Thailand Study Department Leader Navarat Chinomi lectured on "Hell Is the Land of Tranquil Light," Nichiren's letter of encouragement to a widow in which he elucidates that both heaven and hell exist "within one's own heart" and not in some other realm. SGI-Thailand Executive Chair Somsak Likitjariyanon stated that the study of Nichiren Buddhism has been the driving force for the growth of SGI-Thailand.

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[Adapted from an article in the February 17, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]