SGI believes cultural activities and exchanges are an ideal way to develop ties of friendship between people of different cultures and nationalities. Cultural and musical festivals are often central to these activities, building mutual appreciation of diverse cultural heritages, and strengthening people-to-people links in order to lay a solid foundation for a peaceful world.
Unless we view things with our heart, we can see nothing. If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.
Everything begins with the resolve to take the first step. From that action, wisdom arises and change begins. Without action, nothing changes.
None of us can exist in isolation. Our lives and existence are supported by others in seen and unseen ways, be it by parents, mentors or society at large. To be aware of these connections, to feel appreciation for them, and to strive to give something back to society in a spirit of gratitude is the ...
As Nichiren Daishonin states,
“the more one praises [the
blessings of the Lotus Sutra,] the more
one’s own blessings will increase.(*)
Let’s unstintingly praise one another
for each of our noble efforts!
The solidarity of the Soka family is
the driving force for hope and