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Back to listOct 14, 2007

SGI-Norway Holds Study Session

SGI-Norway held a youth study course titled, "The Oneness of Mentor and Disciple," for some 40 representatives on October 13-14, 2007 in Ål, a village of around 4,700 inhabitants on the Hardanger mountain plateau in central Norway. The participants studied the writings of Nichiren and SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's speeches. SGI-Europe Vice Chair and SGI-Denmark head Jan Möller elaborated on the core Buddhist principle of the "oneness of mentor and disciple," or the spirit of a disciple to inherit the will of and share in the mentor's struggle to advance peace through the blossoming of human potential. Recounting his personal experience of practicing Nichiren Buddhism and how he strengthened his sense of purpose in life, he expressed his hopes for everyone to manifest their full potential while deepening their commitment to work for humanity's happiness, each united with their mentor.

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[Adapted from an article in the November 5, 2007 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]