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    What's Stopping You From Moving Forward?
    November 10, 2017
    Have you ever had the experience that even though you are chanting for a goal, you aren't moving for...
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    Know Why a Determination is Important When Chanting for a Goal?
    September 14, 2017
    Many people wonder why setting a determination is important when chanting for a goal.  In this post ...
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    Obstacles, Problem or Opportunity?
    August 31, 2017
    Today in the vlog we are going to discuss the circumstances under which obstacles  become problems a...
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    Do You Know Why It's Important to Set a Positive Goal?
    August 19, 2017
    In this vlog we are going to discuss the mystic function of the mind which says that life is the vis...
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    Get the Results in Life You Want
    July 20, 2017
    Do you feel sometimes that the results you get in your life aren't what you expected?  And, you don'...
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    Are You Sure You're Chanting For What You Really Want?
    July 7, 2017
    I hear stories where people are chanting for a goal but not getting what they really want.  Without ...
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    Why is it so Hard to Establish a New Habit?
    June 22, 2017
    As we work on our human revolution, that transformation from the lesser to the greater self, we are ...
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    Why Chanting is Not Magic
    June 8, 2017
    Chanting is not Magic Some people talk about this practice as if it is magic. Chanting is not magic...
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    8 Steps to Master The Way You Think
    May 25, 2017
    Why is It Important to Master Negative Thinking? We are one with the Mystic Law, that creative, unl...
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    What is "Being in Rhythm" With the Universe?
    May 11, 2017
    Buddhism teaches philosophical concepts, which, when you really study them, I believe are teaching u...
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    Do You Know Why Your Thoughts Are So Important?
    April 27, 2017
    We’re taught that our thoughts don‘t really matter unless we act on them. Nothing could be farther f...
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    Are You Missing a Step When Chanting for a Goal?
    April 14, 2017
    1. Set A Positive Goal A reader sent me a question asking how to chant for a weight loss goal. Let’...
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    Do You Know You Are An Unlimited Being?
    March 30, 2017
    I don’t think we recognize what we are at our core. We say we have a Buddha nature, which possesses ...
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    Know Why It's Important to Forge Your Mind of Faith?
    March 16, 2017
    President Ikeda says in the  Clear Mirror Guidance, that when you chant, your mind of faith is refle...
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    Know Why You Don't Always Get What You Want?
    March 3, 2017
    Let’s say you’ve set a goal for a new house. You've begun to chant about it.  Do you find your think...
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    Do You Know Why You Shouldn't Chant About Your Fears?
    February 17, 2017
    As a Nichiren Buddhist, you hear that you should chant for what you want. But what if you have a fea...
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    Do You Know How to Refresh Your Practice?
    February 3, 2017
    Have you ever had a time when you felt unmotivated, study seemed like platitudes, doubts have shown ...
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    I've Been chanting a Lot! Why Isn't something Happening?
    January 20, 2017
    Question: I’ve been chanting two hours a day about my goal but nothing seems to be happening. I don’...
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    Are You Aware of External Hindrances to Buddhist Practice?
    January 6, 2017
    Buddhism is the practice and philosophy for transforming all of our lives, providing the path to bec...
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    Did You Know There Are Ten Internal Hindrances to Buddhist Practice?
    December 23, 2016
    When we become practitioners of Nichiren Buddhism, we take on the task of liberating ourselves from ...
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    When I Chant, My Mind Goes to My Fears. What Should I Do?
    December 9, 2016
    I received an email with this question. I try to focus properly but my mind goes to my fears. What s...
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    5 Steps to Handling Your Resistance to Moving Forward
    November 27, 2016
    In the last post we identified different ways we talk ourselves out of our goals when we hit our res...
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    Is Resistance to Personal Change Stopping You From Achieving Your Goals?
    November 11, 2016
    Talking yourself out of moving forward with your goals?  You've hit your resistance to personal chan...
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    Challenging Goal? Add Leverage to Create Momentum
    October 27, 2016
    Have you ever found that you set a goal, one that makes you stretch,  then found yourself forgetting...
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    6 Steps to Making Personal Changes When Chanting for a Goal
    October 13, 2016
    Setting a Goal When we envision a goal, chant about it, and embark on it, we don’t usually know...
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    Facing a Difficut Obstacle? Make Good Causes.
    September 28, 2016
    What Does Compassion In Action Look Like? If you want the universe to fully support you, then take ...
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    Can't Chant for a Goal? What do You Do?
    September 15, 2016
    Overwhelming Circumstances? What do you do if your life circumstances are so overwhelming that you ...
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    Big Challenge? Get Guidance From Your Mentor
    September 2, 2016
    A member from Kansai  was discussing goals in a meeting. Everyone there knew that Kansai members hav...
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    Challenge Yourself! Set a Drop-Dead Date for Your Goal
    August 18, 2016
    In one meeting where members were discussing goals, a member from Kansai spoke up. "We don’t set goa...
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    How to Use Your Mind, When Trying to Achieve a Goal
    August 4, 2016
    We have to handle our minds a certain way when trying to bring a goal to fruition. In this post I am...
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    Proven Steps to Human revolution
    July 21, 2016
    Not quite sure about how to accomplish human revolution in your own life? Let’s look at what human r...
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    Having Trouble Establishing a Consistent Practice?
    July 8, 2016
    Some people struggle with becoming consistent with their practice. This is not unusual, particularly...
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    Are You Confused About the Mentor-Disciple Relationship?
    June 23, 2016
    In the West people tend to be uncomfortable thinking of of a mentor-disciple relationship. First it ...
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    Are You Chanting for Benefit or to Change Karma?
    June 9, 2016
    There comes a time in our practice, probably after chanting for a number of years, when we are faced...
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    Guaranteed: 12 Steps to Break Through Deadlock
    May 26, 2016
    When deadlocked, we are in a struggle between negative and positive forces. We don’t see the path fo...
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    Conquer Overwhelming Circumstances with Buddhist Practice
    May 12, 2016
    When overwhelmed, too busy or in crisis, the temptation might be to chant less because of time const...
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    The Truth is, You are Not Alone Facing a Difficult Obstacle
    April 28, 2016
    When we chant about a challenge or an obstacle we are taking on negative forces which we must encou...
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    Remarkable News! Faith is More Powerful than Control
    April 14, 2016
    Believe it or not, chanting with faith produces more benefit than trying to control the process. Wh...
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    Surprising News: Complacency Is the Biggest Threat to Buddhist Practice
    March 31, 2016
    Complacency is one of the biggest obstacles to our Buddhist practice and it is a hard obstacle to re...
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    How to Bring About Behaviors Which Lead to Happiness: A Guest Experience
    March 18, 2016
    Certain behaviors lead to happiness, others to unhappiness. Buddhist writings have many suggestions ...
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    5 Steps to a Successful Life Transition: A Guest Experience
    March 3, 2016
    Katy had run a successful consulting business in the high-tech industry where her clients were all i...
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    Startling Lessons on How to Create a Good Life:
    February 18, 2016
    I was really excited to see a Ted talk by psychiatrist Robert Waldinger on a 75 year long Harvard St...
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    Do You Stop Chanting After Achieving a Goal?
    February 4, 2016
    Have you ever had this experience? You are facing a problem so you set a goal and chant very hard fo...
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    How are You Chanting, With Faith or Trying to Force a Result?
    January 22, 2016
    When you are chanting for a goal, are you chanting with great intensity trying to force it to happen...
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    Are You chanting While Focusing on Obstacles or the End goal?
    January 8, 2016
    When chanting for a goal, we often focus on the obstacles to reaching it. This happens because we ar...
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    4 Steps to Finding Your Life Path
    December 24, 2015
    When we are young we often think that we are not as good as other people because of inclinations or ...
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    What Are You Really Doing when You Chant for a Goal?
    December 10, 2015
    The immediate answer would be that we want to achieve this or that specific goal. But looking at the...
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    Sweep Pessimism Out the door
    November 26, 2015
    Sweeping pessimism out the door is an important skill to learn. When we set a goal, chant about it, ...
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    5 Steps to Develop Inner Stability
    November 13, 2015
    You can learn how to navigate agitated feelings, when blindsided by life, to maintain stability in t...
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    Why is My Goal Taking so Long? (2)
    October 29, 2015
    Sometimes we may have set a goal which might limit us, but we don’t know that. While we  keep our ey...
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    How to Unlock Your Mental Limits
    October 15, 2015
    When we run up against a mental limit we think we are going to do something, and then we don’t do it...
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    Chanting But Doubting Results? Problem or Opportunity
    October 2, 2015
    When confronting a difficult obstacle, we may have doubts that we can ever overcome it. “Can I reall...
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    4 Steps to Establish A Consistent Practice When Feeling Breathless
    September 17, 2015
    Are you in the position of putting everything else in life before your practice? We’re trained to do...
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    Why is my Goal Taking so Long?
    September 3, 2015
    It is said that with Nichiren Buddhism no prayer goes unanswered. But this doesn’t mean every prayer...
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    How to Chant if Perplexed
    August 20, 2015
    Over the last few posts, I’ve discussed how to achieve goals successfully. But what if you don’t kno...
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    Here is a Method for Mastering Your Mind
    August 7, 2015
    Our Thoughts Influence Everything President Ikeda, the foremost proponent of this form of Buddhism ...
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    Kick Depression to the Curb
    July 22, 2015
    Many people suffer from depression. Depression can leach all joy out of life, leaving you without ze...
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    Chanting + Action Leads to Success
    July 10, 2015
    Chanting Alone is Not Enough In my last post we discussed how important it is to take action on ide...
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    Three Steps to Finding Courage
    June 25, 2015
    To achieve a goal successfully requires you to chant about it and then take action. When you take a ...
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    Are You Chanting With Mixed Feelings or Determination?
    June 12, 2015
    Are You Chanting with Mixed Feelings? If you are struggling to surmount an obstacle, little adjustm...
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    Chanting Plus Action Manifests Our Goals (3)
    May 28, 2015
    When you set a goal and chant about it, action will be required to bring it about. Chanting Isn’t M...
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    5 Things to Consider When Chanting for a Goal (2)
    May 15, 2015
    President Ikeda, author of many books on Buddhism and the leader of the Nichiren Buddhist movement f...
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    Setting Goals for Best Effect (1)
    May 1, 2015
    Nichiren Buddhists use a chanting practice to address all kinds of problems in daily life. When you ...
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    The Secret to the Successful Realization of Your Goals
    April 17, 2015
    I’m going to discuss something which you may never have considered as a powerful way to realize a go...
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    How Some People Find Great Answers to Problems And Others Don't
    April 2, 2015
    Do you have a problem which seems unsolvable? Have you felt as though you’ve been beating your head ...
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    How I Found My Unique Purpose through Buddhist Practice
    March 20, 2015
    Have you ever wondered why you have been born, what you should be doing with your life? Don’t you wa...
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    Faith Like Fire: Faith Like Running Water
    March 6, 2015
    When first starting to chant, most people are excited and hopeful.  This was what they were looking ...
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    Earthly Desires, The Path to Enlightenment
    February 20, 2015
    Earthly desires in many traditional religions are considered the cause of suffering and obstacles to...
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    Steps to Win the Spiritual Struggle When Confronting an Obstacle
    February 6, 2015
    Everyone faces problems and obstacles. So what do you do when a tough problem, arises? What’s Your ...
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    What Does the Life State of Buddhahood Look Like? # 2 of 2
    January 22, 2015
    If you are living in the life state of Buddhahood, you aren’t different from any other ordinary pers...
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    What is a Buddha? #1 of 2
    January 9, 2015
    The purpose of this post is to give you some idea of where you are heading when you start to practic...
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    The Way to Alter Your Circumstances Successfully
    December 22, 2014
    In the western world you tend to think that you are influenced by conditions outside and separate fr...
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    The Secret to Winning Over Negative Temptations
    December 8, 2014
    Can a religion that doesn’t have rules and commandments keep practitioners on the straight and narro...
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    What Is A Religion, Anyway?
    November 25, 2014
    Have you ever considered what a religion might look like if it didn’t have clergy, rules, and buildi...
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    How to Use Problems in Daily Life to Generate Happiness
    November 10, 2014
    Problems, Suffering or Opportunity Experienced Nichiren Buddhist practitioners tell you that when y...
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    At Last, A Surefire Way to Make Your Life Easier
    October 20, 2014
    Your life will become much easier when you start chanting about your problems and challenges. I can...
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    Overwhelmed? How to Regain Inner Peace
    September 20, 2014
    When overwhelmed by life, you may feel that everything must be accomplished all at once, and if not,...
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    You Are a Buddha
    September 8, 2014
    Inside each of you is an Enlightened level of life. At your core exists a beautiful, radiant self, e...
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    You Can Change Your Life Condition Easily
    August 15, 2014
    In the last post I discussed the Ten Worlds so you could have an overview of the different internal ...
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    The Ten Worlds
    June 29, 2014
    Last week we talked about ten conditions of life, which we experience each day. These are important ...
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    Conquer Your Fears; Find Courage, # 2
    June 21, 2014
    We’ve all had times in our lives when worries tend to overwhelm us. Mentally and emotionally we keep...
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    Conquer Your Fears: Find Courage
    June 4, 2014
    Have fears kept you from moving forward in some area of your life? This can happen to anyone. In thi...
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    How to Gain Control of Your Life: The Stories of Two Men Who Succeeded
    May 6, 2014
    Do you know how to regain control of your life when overwhelmed by negative circumstances? Sometime...
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    What is Enlightenment?
    March 27, 2014
    The popular understanding of enlightenment brings to mind someone with extraordinary powers beyond t...
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    6 Ways to Explain the 90 Day Experiment
    February 28, 2014
    If you decide to try the chant for 90 days, questions might come up from family members. In the word...
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    Why Do Nichiren Buddhists Set goals?
    February 23, 2014
    Setting goals and chanting for them is an unusual aspect of Nichiren Buddhism. In this post I am goi...
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    How Can I Learn to Chant?
    February 9, 2014
    Now that I have discussed some of the reasons to chant, you might be curious about how you start cha...
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    9 Reasons to Practice Nichiren Buddhism: Put Your Life on Track
    January 17, 2014
    Why Should I Practice? As someone new, haven't you wondered why people want to practice Nichiren Dai...
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    Through Buddhism, Change Your Karma
    November 4, 2013
    What is karma? Karma represents tendencies present in the inner, unconscious realm of life. They ha...
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    Develop Deep Wisdom Through Buddhism
    October 11, 2013
    Develop a Mind of Faith When you chant, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, you connect with the Buddha Nature wit...
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    The Purpose of Faith in Buddhism
    September 27, 2013
    When, day after day you chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo as taught by Nichiren Daishonin the founder of thi...
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    Change Your Destiny, Through Buddhism
    September 19, 2013
    What is Karma? We all are born with karma. The popular belief about it is that karma is negative bu...
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    Buddhism and the Internal Creative Battle
    September 12, 2013
    Have you wanted to be a creative person? Have you found to your surprise that you are resistant to b...
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    What is Compassion Anyway?
    August 22, 2013
    What is Compassion? Compassion, according to Buddhism, embodies altruistic action that tries to rel...
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    How Do We Want to Live?
    August 12, 2013
    How Do We Want To Live? It seems as though profit has become the dominant value in the U.S. t...
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    You Can Find Your Niche
    July 7, 2013
    Getting Unstuck Have you been looking for a meaningful way to contribute to your community but you b...
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    Living in a Self-Motivated World
    June 29, 2013
    Initiative Is Required In the last post we discussed how so much more rests on each of us now that ...
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    A Cure for Anxiety
    June 20, 2013
    Why So Much Anxiety? Why is there so much anxiety in the world today? Technology has transformed eve...
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    What is Faith,Exactly?
    June 13, 2013
    The Question Exactly, what is faith and how do you find it? In Nichiren Buddhism, faith doesn't ...
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    Human Revolution in the Gym
    June 7, 2013
    Wake-Up! Wake Up! Four years ago I found myself unable to stand up after kneeling to weed the garden...
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    Chanting for Goals Develops Faith
    May 28, 2013
    Chanting for goals develops faith in the practitioner
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    Buddhism Shows You How to Live Longer
    May 16, 2013
    Buddhism shows you how to have a longer life.
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    Running a Marathon in Life
    May 6, 2013
    Chanting through major obstacles and running a marathon are similar.
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    Chanting for Goals Develops Spiritual Attributes in the Practitioner
    April 15, 2013
    Learning to Trust the Wisdom Within    Post#2 By Margaret Blaine, The Practical Buddhist   Usu...
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    Chanting for Goals Develops Spiritual Attributes
    April 1, 2013
    How chanting for goals teaches the practitioner how to master their mind and be unbowed by the winds...
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    Manifesting What You Want is a Skill
    March 16, 2013
    Chanting for goals teaches a practitioner how to to create a successful life .
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    Believe it or not, Chanting is Practical
    March 12, 2013
    Chanting practice is the most practical way to begin the day. It allows the practitioner to tap a d...
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    Practical Buddhism & Handling Obstacles
    February 18, 2013
    Do you have an obstacle, or more than one, which is keeping you from moving forward in your life? We...
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    Practical Buddhism: Handling Anger
    February 9, 2013
    Some people have a problem with anger. It tends to come up at inappropriate times or simmers underne...
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    Pull Out of Negative Emotional States
    January 31, 2013
    I have said that Nichiren Buddhism is practical and I'd like to give you an example of what I mean. ...
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    Your Path to Unshakeable Happiness Begins
    January 14, 2013
    Your path to establish unshakeable happiness in your life begins with a chant, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
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    Look Inside the Book
    December 27, 2012
    Hi All Members, Your Path to Unshakeable Happiness was written to help with the introduction of new...
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    You Have a Buddha Nature
    December 28, 2012
    Nichiren Buddhism is practical. It exists to allow you to turn your life from negativity and unhappi...

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