“If you reach an impasse, go back to the original point!" This was a very wise remark of the Sokka Gakkai's first president, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. Pull yourself up by using your faith! Break through those obstacles and deadlocks in front of you by chanting daimoku!" ”.
Daisaku Ikeda.

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HannahMy name is Hannah, and I have been chanting for 20 years, I started when I was 16 years old. My boyfriend at the time was a Buddhist, he told me all about it and it all made such a lot of good sense to me that I gave it a go.

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PeterWhy do I practise? Simple. Its my toolbox for happiness in the 21st Century

I was brought up as a Christian, but I felt no connection or resonance with it.


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RobI first came across the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin in 1977 in Brighton. I was living in a 'Friends of the Western Buddhist Order' community at the time when a man I met in the street told me I was practicing the wrong type of Buddhism. I was not very impressed.

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CharmainWhy do I practise ?

Well, that's a very good question ? I ask myself this all the time.



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Simon I was first introduced to this Buddhism, when trying to organise a diversity event for a Specialist College in Mansfield where I was a student. I had gone onto the internet to look for Buddhists in the local area and stumbled across a chat room that had some SGI members in it.

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CharlieI first encountered this Buddhism through my Greek Language teacher back in early 1994 . I became friends with her and her husband and often used to go out drinking with them. They kept mentioning Buddhism and encouraging me to attend neetings but I had no interest at all - I mean, why would I ?

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