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How Does Buddhism Look at Relationship Issues

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 children involved. I think there are […]

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Know That Slandering Can Influence Your Results?

 I have been asked to discuss onshitsu, the word for slander. I looked up the definition for slander and saw this. Vilify, defame, libel, defile, detract, depreciate disparage, belittle backbite,speak evil. The Fourteen Slanders In The Fourteen Slanders, Nichiren says there is no difference when a sage chants the Daimoku and the blessings we […]

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Are You Going Through a Dark Time Now?

 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 climate change, when old institutions do […]

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How to Comfort Ourselves and Uplift Others

</span data-mce-type=”bookmark”style=”display:inline-block; width:0px; overflow; hidden; line-height:0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”> The virus has forced us to face the impermanence of our lives and has brought death into full view. We might say that we are living in winter. When Nichiren and his disciples encountered adversity he reminded them: “Winter always turns into spring, Never from ancient times has […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Know How to Set A Solid Foundation for a Relationship?

This week I received a request. “Please make a video on attracting love and a romantic relationship. I have been heartbroken, clueless and doubtful about it all.” Changing Karma You apparently have had some unfortunate experiences with relationships and are unhappy in this area of your life. I would chant to determine what you need […]

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