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How to Comfort Ourselves and Uplift Others

</span data-mce-type=”bookmark”style=”display:inline-block; width:0px; overflow; hidden; line-height:0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”> The virus has forced us to face the impermanence of our lives and has brought death into full view. We might say that we are living in winter. When Nichiren and his disciples encountered adversity he reminded them: “Winter always turns into spring, Never from ancient times has […]

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How Do I Handle My Fear of the Pandemic?

 We are dealing with a difficult time and difficult times are part of the human journey. Such times are potent with possibilities. We can either choose to grow and discover a larger version of ourselves, or we can fall into fear, choose to contract and retreat into being a victim of the situation. It […]

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Have Financial Karma? What to Do

Before we discuss financial karma, let’s review what our relationship as humans is to the universe. As Daisaku Ikeda says, “In the innermost depths of all beings, there is the primal life- force and it causes living beings to live. This same force supports inorganic matter and works it into the harmonies and rhythms of […]

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Do You Know That Gratitude Can Change Your Life?

 We hear a lot about gratitude at this time of year. So does gratitude have a part in transforming our lives? There was a study published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley. Nearly 300 college students seeking mental health counseling were randomly assigned to one of three groups. The first group […]

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You Are Never a Victim of Your Circumstances

 Many people believe that they are the victim of one circumstance or another. Our culture teaches us that that is the case. We see it demonstrated over and over by public figures. There Are Advantages to Being a Victim When we think we are a victim we have turned over our power to something […]

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Know what You Can do If Battling Doubts?

 I had a question this week, which is universal to anyone who is practicing at one time or another. “Do you have tips on doubt and sticking to the practice?” I think all doubts need to be taken seriously. What do Doubts Indicate? What is happening when we have doubts about the practice? Our […]

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