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The ten Worlds

The Ten Worlds

Last week we talked about ten conditions of life, which we experience each day. These are important to us because through chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, we can shift from negativity to positivity. I’ll describe them from the lowest to the highest. The Six Lower Paths Hell – A person feels there is no way out, where living […]

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9 Reasons to Practice Nichiren Buddhism: Put Your Life on Track

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 […]

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What is Happiness in Buddhism?

The purpose of life is happiness.  Does that mean accumulating the most toys?  No – that would be considered temporary happiness.  Haven’t you had the experience where you have achieved something, for example bought a new house, and then find a year down the line that you are restless and want something else.  This would […]

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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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