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 […]
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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 […]
Do You Know the Power of Thought?
To download the transcript, click here. If you look at the nine levels of consciousness in the Buddhist literature the 9th is the fundamental ground of consciousness that is in all things. That level embodies the generative, intelligent power of the universe and we are one with it. That sounds esoteric until you look into […]
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 […]
Does How You Chant for a Goal, Matter?
I have had a question this week. What is the difference between visualizing a goal as already accomplished and forcing a goal? When we envision a goal we can visualize it with a light touch, trusting the infinite to work it out. When you do this you envision the goal as already done, thereby telling […]
Is There A Way to Set More Effective Goals?
I have received number of questions about how to set a goal. What You Will Learn By the end of our time together, I will cover the differences between our human and our infinite side and why ,when connecting with your infinite side through chanting, you must handle setting a goal differently from how we’re […]
Know How Your Thoughts Influence Your Results?
“In case you haven’t noticed, you have a mental dialogue going on inside your head that never stops. It just keeps going and going. Have you ever wondered why it talks in there? How does it decide what to say and when to say it? How much of what it says turns out to be […]
Are You Getting the Results You Want From Chanting?
If we are getting the results we want with our chanting, then we are mostly in alignment with what we want and in alignment with the spiritual side of our nature, the realm of possibility, where life is in the process of becoming and growing. Jose Toda, 2nd SGI president, says that that spiritual side […]
How Can We Help Bring People Together?
In the May 15th World Tribune there is a Question; How Can I Bring People Together When They Seem so Divided? This is such an important question for today. And it’s a question for countries around the world. As we know from history Mahatma Gandhi and later Martin Luther King believed and used love […]