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I received another message about a member who is ill in the hospital and we are asked to chant for the member. It reminded me of a discussion we had at a meeting a few months ago.

What do you think about chanting for others? Can your chanting affect another?

Give examples


There are still a few problems – most notable is the lack of a “Home” button that actually goes home. We are working on that. Yes, it’s bold. Yes some will hate it. It took a long time to realize that we can’t please everyone. Actually, we can’t seem to please anyone. So here is our take on the old site which was the consensus.

“The essence of Buddhism lies in one’s behavior as a human being”

This statement comes from the SGI study material for August (The Three Kinds of Treasure). The SGI material goes on to talk about leadership in the SGI, but what do you think about this statement?

How is our behavior the essence of Buddhism?

I thought about this as I was driving to work this morning. On the radio there was talk of a “Christian” church in Florida planning to burn a Koran/Quran on September 11. The members of this church must believe they are serving their God and their behavior is the essence of Christianity. Most of the world thinks it’s a really bad idea.