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What is Enlightenment?

The popular understanding of enlightenment brings to mind someone with extraordinary powers beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. Popular belief states that such people have gone through austerities for many lifetimes to attain enlightenment and, once achieved, it is set in stone. In Nichiren Buddhism, enlightenment is not a static state. To be enlightened means […]

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9 Reasons to Practice Nichiren Buddhism: Put Your Life on Track

Why Should I Practice? As someone new, haven’t you wondered why people want to practice Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism? I’ve been asked this often enough that I’d like to give an answer here. I was told we practice Buddhism to become enlightened, but that always seemed rather abstract to me. I’m going to share with you […]

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What is Happiness in Buddhism?

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 […]

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Practical Buddhism: Handling Anger

Some people have a problem with anger. It tends to come up at inappropriate times or simmers underneath the surface only to erupt with little provocation. Someone I know had this issue when he started to chant Nam-myoho-renge-ko.  He was dealing with mid-life issues feeling trapped and restless in the job he had filled for […]

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