Author Archive | Margaret Blaine

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How Do You Chant if Vague About Your Goal?

 Transcript download: question This week we have a question. “I have been chanting for months now to find out what my passion is. Unfortunately I can’t seem to connect to my own prayer and I keep feeling I should chant differently, perhaps word my prayer differently ..in the past I have always had success […]

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Are Science and Religion in Conflict or Supporting One Another?

 Transcript download: science and Religion “In this vlog I have been talking about how to use Buddhist philosophy and practice to deal with the concerns of everyday life. The longer I have been writing about this topic, the more curious I’ve become about what science has learned about how we humans create our reality […]

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Do You Know Why You Should be Grateful for Adversity?

 Transcript download: Adversity When you have come up against adversity and go to an experienced practitioner for guidance, they will say “Congratulations you have something to chant about.” Why would they say this? They know that no one is out to get you, that adversity is a normal part of the path to enlightenment. […]

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5 Things to Consider if Not Getting Results from Chanting

 Transcript download:Not Getting results From chanting 5 Things to Consider. We know that results occur from the inside out – oneness of self and environment. So, if we are not getting results from our chanting, its time to reflect on the following: What is My Attitude? What’s your attitude towards practicing. Ask yourself, “Have […]

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Do You Know How the Universe Communicates With You?

 Transcript download:universe communicates       When we chant in front of the Gohonzon with a prayer need for something or a need to know something, we have opened a dialogue with the universe. As President Ikeda says in Faith into Action, “To offer prayers is to conduct a dialogue, an exchange with the […]

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6 Things to Do If You’re Forcing Yourself to Chant

 Transcript download: Forcing myself to Chant I have received questions from some of you who are concerned with not having the motivation to chant. Here are some of them. “How can I chant consistently when everything is an effort. How can I force myself when I’m not able to. Chanting seems too much, and […]

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Do You Know How You Set Up Barriers to What You Want?

 Transcript download: How we get in our way I think one of the important Buddhist concepts is the oneness of self and environment. This means that we and our environment are not separate but rather our outer life circumstances arise from internal causes, our thoughts, and then manifest in the outer world. . This, […]

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Are You Trying to Avoid a Difficult Problem?

Transcript download:  Are You Trying to Avoid a Difficult Problem Have you heard this or thought it to yourself? “I hate this problem. I just want to get away. then I wouldn’t have to deal with it.. It would be so much easier just to leave.” Many people do this. It’s called the geographical solution. […]

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How to Master Barriers to Human Revolution

 In this vlog, I am going to define human revolution. Then we’ll discuss ways you might be blocking yourself from moving forward, and finally how to take the steps to expand your life. Transcript download: Master Barriers to Human revolution Human Revolution is.… “Human revolution is a never-ending process of continual self-improvement – a […]

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