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Know what You Can do If Battling Doubts?

 I had a question this week, which is universal to anyone who is practicing at one time or another. “Do you have tips on doubt and sticking to the practice?” I think all doubts need to be taken seriously. What do Doubts Indicate? What is happening when we have doubts about the practice? Our […]

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Goal Setting: Know What Works and What Doesn’t?

   I’ve had a number of questions about setting goals for various types of problems. So today I want to go through the basics of goal setting, how to set effective goals and then cover ways of setting goals that don’t work so well. People have asked me, “Why do I need to set […]

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Know the Difference Between the Mystic Law and the Law of Attraction?

“I had a question this week: why do we need to chant in front of the Gohonzon if the law of Attraction works on its own. A friend of mine told me, ‘You don’t need the Gohonzon, just think positive.’ She made me feel confused.” I have a full discussion of this question in my […]

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Have a Spiritual Struggle When Chanting for a Goal?

 When you chant for a goal you hope to achieve it quickly, but obstacles or one sort or another usually appear. This is when we engage in a spiritual struggle, one which we wage in our hearts and minds. Fundamental Enlightenment and Fundamental Darkness At the core of our lives exist two opposing forces. […]

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How Did I Do My Human Revolution?

 Transcript download: My Story I received a question this week, “How did you do your human revolution? Let’s be very clear. I haven’t finished my human revolution. I’m still in process just as the rest of you are. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, human revolution is the internal transformation that takes […]

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Do You Know How Reservations Can Impact Achieving a Goal?

Transcript Download: reservations Two practitioners, Beth and Barbara, were discussing getting goals. One commented that she had had experiences where she just knew she was going to get a goal and it happened. But now she had a major goal that she had been chanting about for several years, to publish the book she is […]

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Why Is It Important to Have Faith in the Gohonzon?

    Download transcript:  Faith in the Gohonzon Recently I received a question, “Please explain our connection with the Gohonzon and why it’s important to have faith in the Gohonzon. What exactly does the Gohonson mean?. This is an important question as it goes right to the heart of our practice. Gohonzon means object of […]

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Difficult Family Karma? How to Change It.

 Transcript Upload: Difficult Family Karma One of the reasons we practice faith is to be able to change our karma when faced with a difficult situation, to correct the fundamental causes which bring about suffering. Since family and relationship issues cause many to suffer greatly, lets examine how we would change karma in that […]

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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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