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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
How Do I Handle My Fear of the Pandemic?
We are dealing with a difficult time and difficult times are part of the human journey. Such times are potent with possibilities. We can either choose to grow and discover a larger version of ourselves, or we can fall into fear, choose to contract and retreat into being a victim of the situation. It […]
Have Financial Karma? What to Do
Before we discuss financial karma, let’s review what our relationship as humans is to the universe. As Daisaku Ikeda says, “In the innermost depths of all beings, there is the primal life- force and it causes living beings to live. This same force supports inorganic matter and works it into the harmonies and rhythms of […]
Know How to Lessen Karmic Retribution?
I had a question this week. “How can I lessen karmic retribution?” Let’s look at what karma is first. What is Karma? With every thought, word and action we make, we simultaneously set seeds into our life which will produce an effect when the time is right. In accordance with the law of the […]
Have a Spiritual Struggle When Chanting for a Goal?
When you chant for a goal you hope to achieve it quickly, but obstacles or one sort or another usually appear. This is when we engage in a spiritual struggle, one which we wage in our hearts and minds. Fundamental Enlightenment and Fundamental Darkness At the core of our lives exist two opposing forces. […]
Just How Responsible Are We for Our Problems?
Transcript download: Just-How-Responsible-Are-We-For-Our-Problems-2-4 The Buddhist concept oneness of life and its environment teaches us that everything in our lives comes from the inside out to manifest in the world. That sounds fine when life is going well but we tend not to believe this when we come up against a problem with another person. […]
How to Solve Your Problem in 9 Steps
Can you solve all of your problems with this practice? The short answer, is yes. When facing problems, it’s hard to appreciate the things we have or the challenges we are facing. In order to break through this cycle of misery and negativity by chanting diligently with a positive goal in mind, we can […]