Minneapolis Essentials Exam 3In October, the Introduction to Buddhism Exam will be available to all SGI-USA members. Our goal is to have each of the new members who joined this year study for and take this exam.

In SGI Nichiren Buddhism, study is not simply memorizing important dates or doctrine, is a way to understand fundamental issues of life. As SGI President Daisaku Ikeda explains in Volume 24 of the New Human Revolution:

“What does it mean to be a human being? What is life? What is the self? What is the purpose of life? What is true happiness? Why are we born? Why do we die? Buddhism is a philosophy of life that provides the fundamental answers to all these questions. Therefore, studying Buddhism and mastering its teachings is exploring the meaning of our own lives, and opening the door to a storeroom of the richest spiritual treasures.”