Setting goals and chanting for them is an unusual aspect of Nichiren Buddhism. In this post I am going to explain why setting goals is an important part of the practice. The Three Proofs Nichiren Daishonin, a 13th century monk, and founder of this branch of Buddhism, established three different for criteria for evaluating any […]
Why Should I Practice? As someone new, haven’t you wondered why people want to practice Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism? I’ve been asked this often enough that I’d like to give an answer here. I was told we practice Buddhism to become enlightened, but that always seemed rather abstract to me. I’m going to share with you […]
Initiative Is Required In the last post we discussed how so much more rests on each of us now that we are so hyper-connected. We have access to enormous amounts of information. Anything can be learned or found on-line, consumer items, training, jobs, everything. And since so much is available at your fingertips you have […]
The Question Exactly, what is faith and how do you find it? In Nichiren Buddhism, faith doesn’t just appear from nowhere. It is built step-by-step. If you decide to practice, I can tell you that chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo will enable your life to work, but you’ll need to prove to yourself. You can start by sitting […]
Wake-Up! Wake Up! Four years ago I found myself unable to stand up after kneeling to weed the garden. For me it was a major wake-up call. I realized with total clarity that at 70 I had allowed myself to slip into aging without even paying attention. Although still healthy, I was overweight. My bone […]
Chanting for goals develops faith in the practitioner
Chanting through major obstacles and running a marathon are similar.
Learning to Trust the Wisdom Within Post#2 By Margaret Blaine, The Practical Buddhist Usually when you start to practice you don’t yet believe you have a Buddha nature within, a deeper source of wisdom, courage and happiness. In the past you have relied on your intellectual understanding. Experience teaches all of us that sometimes […]
How chanting for goals teaches the practitioner how to master their mind and be unbowed by the winds of life.
Chanting for goals teaches a practitioner how to to create a successful life .