Downloadable Transcript: Practice Wavering 2 There are two aspects to this question, your practice for yourself, and practicing for others. To me, it’s almost like they are concurrent also sequential steps in the journey to enlightenment. It takes these two legs to move toward enlightenment. In this video we’ll be looking at what it means […]
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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 […]
Have fears kept you from moving forward in some area of your life? This can happen to anyone. In this blog you’ll learn how to overcome the fears that have stopped you. You are the Builder Let’s say you have decided to move forward in an area of your life. The first thing to do […]
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 […]
Chanting through major obstacles and running a marathon are similar.
Chanting for goals teaches a practitioner how to to create a successful life .
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]