I’ve had a question about how to handle doubt. Why does doubt come up and often remain persistent? We have two sides. Our human side and our spiritual side. Our human side is taught from babyhood to use the rational mind and use our senses to look to our circumstances to determine what we believe […]
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Do You Know How the Mind Works to Create Results?
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 […]
Know What to Do When Not Seeing Benefit?
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 […]
Feel as though Your Prayers Aren’t Answered?
Today I’m going to discuss six areas for reflection when you don’t feel your prayers are being answered. Are You Ready to receive the Answer to Your Prayers? If you are chanting for a big dream, there must be a change in your thought and feeling nature, You have to be willing to grow into […]
Reasons Why You Might Not Be Receiving Benefit
I have received questions about why someone might not be receiving benefit. In this video I covered a number of reasons this could be happening.
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. […]
How Does Buddhism Look at Relationship Issues?
To download the transcript, click here 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 […]
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 […]
How Should I Chant to Change Another’s Behavior?
I have received a number of questions in this last month which have had to do with changing another person. The other person isn’t changing in some way and the questioner is wondering why chanting isn’t working. Oneness of Life and Its Environment This question relates directly to the Buddhist concept of oneness of […]
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 […]