January 2017 Blog Posts (6)

Chant for My Homeless Friends

I have a favor to ask. I have a book about how to help the homeless coming out in May and we literally just put up a community so when the book comes out there will have a place to meet others and help our homeless friends online and off.



I would love to have you be part. I am hoping you will chant for this communities success and the people that will be helped if people engage in their communities. I will also be giving away free…

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Added by Chris Tinney on January 12, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man

When one carries out the single practice of exercising faith in MyoHo-Renge-Kyo, there are no blessings that fail to come to one, and no good karma that does not begin to work on one's behalf.

From "conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened man" (WND-1, pg133)

Added by EC LIM on January 12, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Buddha Resides in a Pure Heart" (WND-II, pg885)

At first one may seem to have faith in the Lotus Sutra, but it is hard to maintain that faith to the last. Water for example may be stirred by the wind, or blossoms may lose their hue with the fading of the morning dew. How then have you been able to persist in your faith up until today? It must be thanks entirely to the blessings you have acquired in previous existences, and to the care bestowed on you by Shakyamuni Buddha. How heartening is that thought, how heartening indeed!



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Added by EC LIM on January 11, 2017 at 9:06am — No Comments

Robust and Confident Lives

Robust and Confident Lives



What robust and confident lives we can lead when we possess the unsurpassed good medicine of the Mystic Law ! We come to brim with greater vitality and grow more youthful in spirit with each passing year of our Buddhist practice.



By manifesting the eternal Buddhahood innate within us, we can live undefeated by any obstacle or devilish function and advance on the path of neither ageing nor death as expounded in the Lotus Sutra. Therefore, let us… Continue

Added by EC LIM on January 8, 2017 at 7:42am — No Comments

Benefit Shines in Sincerity

Benefit Shines in Sincerity



To earnestly continue chanting and taking action for the happiness of others, even if no one else sees our efforts - such unseen virtue will definitely bring clearly visible reward in the form of wonderful victory.



Always basing our actions on the Mystic Law - the fundamental law of cause and effect - we of the SGI have been able to win in every endeavor.



Nothing is ever wasted in our efforts for Kosen-rufu. Those who are steadfast in… Continue

Added by EC LIM on January 4, 2017 at 5:58am — No Comments

Exert Yourself in the Two Ways of Practice and Study

Exert Yourself in the Two Ways of Practice and Study



The writings of Nichiren Daishonin are teachings of hope. When we study these writings and chant Nam MyoHo Renge Kyo, our lives come to shine all the more brightly and overflow with courage, the wisdom of the Mystic Law and the power of the Buddha.



The Daishonin encourages us to talk to others about Buddhism. Let us vibrantly reach out to others in dialogue. The more we talk to others about our practice, the more people… Continue

Added by EC LIM on January 1, 2017 at 7:45am — No Comments

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