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What is Faith,Exactly?

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 […]

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Chanting for Goals Develops Spiritual Attributes in the Practitioner

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 […]

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Practical Buddhism & Handling Obstacles

Do you have an obstacle, or more than one, which is keeping you from moving forward in your life? We all have these at different times in our lives. What can you do to overcome an obstacle? Probably in the past you thought that the problem was due to something outside of yourself, another person, […]

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Practical Buddhism: Handling Anger

Some people have a problem with anger. It tends to come up at inappropriate times or simmers underneath the surface only to erupt with little provocation. Someone I know had this issue when he started to chant Nam-myoho-renge-ko.  He was dealing with mid-life issues feeling trapped and restless in the job he had filled for […]

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Pull Out of Negative Emotional States

I have said that Nichiren Buddhism is practical and I’d like to give you an example of what I mean. Have you ever gotten up in the morning and dreaded going to work, feeling depressed and anxious?  Would you like to be able to pull yourself out of these negative emotional states?  Well, you can. […]

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