Do you believe you can direct your life as you wish it, or do you secretly believe that outside forces determine what happens in your life? In the Western world, there is a common belief that something outside of ourselves controls what happens in our lives. You see this when you hear such comments as, […]
What is karma? Karma represents tendencies present in the inner, unconscious realm of life. They have been created through one’s past actions, which include ways of thinking, ways of speaking and physical actions. Karma, or actions, can be either good or bad, positive or negative. Popular thinking views karma as negative but Buddhism says that […]
The Question Exactly, what is faith and how do you find it? In Nichiren Buddhism, faith doesn’t just appear from nowhere. It is built step-by-step. If you decide to practice, I can tell you that chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo will enable your life to work, but you’ll need to prove to yourself. You can start by sitting […]
Chanting for goals develops faith in the practitioner
Buddhism shows you how to have a longer life.
Chanting through major obstacles and running a marathon are similar.
Learning to Trust the Wisdom Within Post#2 By Margaret Blaine, The Practical Buddhist Usually when you start to practice you don’t yet believe you have a Buddha nature within, a deeper source of wisdom, courage and happiness. In the past you have relied on your intellectual understanding. Experience teaches all of us that sometimes […]
The purpose of life is happiness. Does that mean accumulating the most toys? No – that would be considered temporary happiness. Haven’t you had the experience where you have achieved something, for example bought a new house, and then find a year down the line that you are restless and want something else. This would […]
Nichiren Buddhism is practical. It exists to allow you to turn your life from negativity and unhappiness to redirect it towards unshakeable happiness or Enlightenment. The Lotus Flower in Buddhism is a symbol of this process. As you can see it is rooted the murky waters of a pond. That water represents the daily life […]
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