Bharat Soka Gakkai Holds Study Sessions
From February 26-27, Bharat (India) Soka Gakkai members from 36 cities in India attended study sessions held at the Siri Fort Auditorium and at the Soka Bodhi Tree Garden in New Delhi. SGI Study Department Chief Katsuji Saito lectured on two passages from Nichiren's writings, "Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man" (The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin (WND), p. 99) and "The Dragon Gate" (WND, p. 1002).
The study sessions, with time for questions and answers, were an opportunity for participants to deepen their understanding of Buddhism and refresh their determination to apply their Buddhist practice to their daily lives.
2011 marks the 50th anniversary of SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's first visit to India. To date, approximately 50,000 BSG members are practicing Nichiren Buddhism in India.
Throughout the years, Mr. Ikeda has encouraged BSG members, conveying his appreciation for their continuous efforts to contribute to the development of their society. He has also encouraged members to overcome struggles through transforming hardships and sufferings into a positive force in their lives and to bring forth their fullest potential.
[Adapted from an article in the March 15, 2011, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan; photos courtesy of Seikyo Shimbun]