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When I Chant, My Mind Goes to My Fears. What Should I Do?

I received an email with this question. I try to focus properly but my mind goes to my fears. What should I do?” Since we all have fears from time to time, this is an important question. President Ikeda points out that there is nothing wrong with having an active mind while chanting. That that […]

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Challenge Yourself! Set a Drop-Dead Date for Your Goal

In one meeting where members were discussing goals, a member from Kansai spoke up. “We don’t set goals like this in Kansai.” The group turned to look at him. They knew that Kansai was a province in Japan where there had been an enormous success with an impossible goal. The Kansai member continued, “The way […]

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How to Use Your Mind, When Trying to Achieve a Goal

We have to handle our minds a certain way when trying to bring a goal to fruition. In this post I am going to discuss the way to do this. Connecting With Formless, Energetic Potential When we chant we are told we tap our Buddha nature, our connection with the universe. So what are we […]

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Conquer Overwhelming Circumstances with Buddhist Practice

When overwhelmed, too busy or in crisis, the temptation might be to chant less because of time constraints You think,”I’m so busy I don’t have time.” The net effect of this is to push the practice to the periphery of your life rather than keeping it in the center. when we do this, we’ve pulled […]

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Remarkable News! Faith is More Powerful than Control

Believe it or not, chanting with faith produces more benefit than trying to control the process. What Does Control Look Like? When we strategize we are attempting to control the process by thinking through different probable paths to the goal. When we try to control the process this way, we are, in essence, saying that […]

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Are You chanting While Focusing on Obstacles or the End goal?

When chanting for a goal, we often focus on the obstacles to reaching it. This happens because we are worried about them, or they seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, when we chant while focusing on the obstacles, we are inadvertently using the law of cause and effect to produce what we don’t want. Set the Seed Cause […]

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Chanting But Doubting Results? Problem or Opportunity

When confronting a difficult obstacle, we may have doubts that we can ever overcome it. “Can I really overcome this situation using this practice?” we ask ourselves. This fog of illusion results in our inability to see our unlimited potential. Doubts about our unlimited potential can translate into doubts about the practice. We can’t see […]

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Why is my Goal Taking so Long?

It is said that with Nichiren Buddhism no prayer goes unanswered. But this doesn’t mean every prayer will be answered right away by magic. Some prayers require making changes in our lives before they can be answered. We will have to make efforts, take action to realize them. Something of Substance Doesn’t Happen Overnight It’s […]

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