I’ve had a question about how to handle doubt. Why does doubt come up and often remain persistent? We have two sides. Our human side and our spiritual side. Our human side is taught from babyhood to use the rational mind and use our senses to look to our circumstances to determine what we believe […]
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Do You Know How the Mind Works to Create Results?
We have learned a great deal about how the mind works since Nichiren’s time. I think it helps to understand how the mind works to create the kinds of results we want to create through chanting. Conscious Mind There are three different major levels of the mind. The first is the rational mind. The […]
Know What to Do When Not Seeing Benefit?
Buddhism describes nine levels of consciousness, the ninth level being the level which science would describe as pure potentiality and Buddhism would say is the intelligent life force, the Mystic Law. Daisaku Ikeda would describe this invisible level of life as follows: “In the innermost depths of all beings, there is the primal life-force and […]
Know How to Chant As though Your Goal is Achieved?
“Drop the doubt. Begin to live as though your prayers have already been answered.” Daisaku Ikeda I have received this question. “How do I chant about a goal as though it’s already accomplished, when it’s still in the future?” This is an important question because we know that our thoughts are generative. They are […]
Why Do Some Goals Take So Long?
I have received a number of questions about why goals haven’t been achieved quickly and easily, and sometimes not at all. In this video I am going to explore some of the reasons. The first thing to realize is that chanting is not magic. If chant for something but then take no action towards it, […]
Guidelines to Strengthening Your Goal Setting
I have received a number of questions about how to chant about various situations. Since there have been a number of questions, I think it would be good to review some of the guidelines for chanting. Do You always Need a Goal? You can chant with or without a goal. I know that some people […]
Do You Know the Power of Thought?
To download the transcript, click here. If you look at the nine levels of consciousness in the Buddhist literature the 9th is the fundamental ground of consciousness that is in all things. That level embodies the generative, intelligent power of the universe and we are one with it. That sounds esoteric until you look into […]
Does How You Chant for a Goal, Matter?
I have had a question this week. What is the difference between visualizing a goal as already accomplished and forcing a goal? When we envision a goal we can visualize it with a light touch, trusting the infinite to work it out. When you do this you envision the goal as already done, thereby telling […]
Is There A Way to Set More Effective Goals?
I have received number of questions about how to set a goal. What You Will Learn By the end of our time together, I will cover the differences between our human and our infinite side and why ,when connecting with your infinite side through chanting, you must handle setting a goal differently from how we’re […]
How Should We Chant About the Virus?
I had a question this week. “How should I chant about the COVID-19 ? Before I get into this topic, I just want you to know that these are my opinions. I’m not representing anyone. We all know Buddhism is reason. And I think that reason is important when looking at something as panic producing […]