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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Feel as though Your Prayers Aren’t Answered?
Today I’m going to discuss six areas for reflection when you don’t feel your prayers are being answered. Are You Ready to receive the Answer to Your Prayers? If you are chanting for a big dream, there must be a change in your thought and feeling nature, You have to be willing to grow into […]
A Buddhist View on How to Handle a Difficult Person
As Bill Aiken, former SGI-USA Vice General director said in his World Tribune article, The Oneness of Life and Its Environment, “Rather than there being one static “environment” that we living beings are all born into, every environment is uniquely customized, tailored to suit each of us according to the state of our inner lives.” […]
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, […]
Know How to Transform Your Karma?
When we find ourselves up against a thick wall of suffering and feel like we can’t go on, we have arrived at a crucial crossroads. Will we open the gateway to obtaining Buddhahood through strong faith or will we close the path to happiness by forsaking our faith. We’re up against one of […]
How Can I strengthen My Faith More Than Ever?
What is Faith? So what is faith anyway. It’s the experience of being one with the Mystic Law and ‘getting‘ that it is the center of our lives. That means we make a major shift from looking to circumstances and conditions outside of ourselves as the causes of the conditions of our life to […]
Hurt by Someone? Why Should I Chant for their Happiness?
https://youtu.be/Cz2y_Zk79Po Why Should I Chant for Someone Who Has Hurt Me? I have received comments from people who have been wronged or betrayed by someone and are having a hard time chanting for their happiness. They feel that what this person did was so reprehensible that they can’t chant for their happiness. […]
Are You Harnessing the Law of Specificity?
To download transcript, click here. Most of us have a fuzzy idea of what we want. But if we ask the universe for that probably not much is going to happen. That might mean something like, “I want lots of money.” Well what does that mean. What is lots of money for you? Tell me […]
Know How to Stop Dwelling on Negative Experiences?
I had had a question, “How can I stop dwelling on brooding, hurtful conversations with people from past relationships?” Little things, a tiff, being cut off in traffic are easy to let go. But when we have a deep feeling of betrayal then the content of our life has become our curriculum and the […]