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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Reasons Why You Might Not Be Receiving Benefit
I have received questions about why someone might not be receiving benefit. In this video I covered a number of reasons this could be happening.
If I Doubt the Practice, Can I Get Benefit?
To download the transcript, click here. I received a question this week “A while back I read in the World Tribune, ’you must trust the Gohonzon wholeheartedly, or you will not gain benefits no matter how much you chant.’ Can you please explain? Let’s first discuss what the Gohonzon is. The Gohonzon was created by […]
How Does Buddhism Look at Relationship Issues?
To download the transcript, click here I’ve had a number of questions regarding how to chant about relationship issues. Sometimes these issues are some of the hardest ones, since everyone’s emotions run very high, whether it being falling in love with someone who is in a relationship with someone else, to divorcing when there are […]
Are You Going Through a Dark time Now?
To download the transcript click here We all experience dark times in our lives. This is when something difficult or devastating happens. Maybe you have a bad diagnosis or lose a spouse or family member or friend, lose a job, experience a betrayal, or are living through global threats such as the pandemic or […]