February 2009 Blog Posts (51)

Just Had a Great Meeting

This morning I attended our monthly discussion meeting put together by the WD. I must admit it's been quite a few months since I've attended. All too often I feel a bit out of place in these discussions. I guess I'm more on the fundamentalist side and prefer independent study and attending weekly Toso.

When I was first introduced to the SGI it was outside of my home area. I really clicked with the people involved and was very excited about becoming a member. However shortly after my… Continue

Added by Paul Monaco on February 28, 2009 at 5:38pm — 5 Comments

Stick a Million Needles

I was a young girl when I married for reasons that no one should. We made it work because of our tenacity but it was those same natures that brought our environment upside down. First I stayed because I was embarrassed. Then I stayed for the kids. I stayed after his accident. I stayed making justifications for taking his abuse with my stoic nature.

But like all bad marriages, they don't get better on their own. They are equal to addiction in many ways. Marriages need careful… Continue

Added by Danielle Love on February 27, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Are you yawing or sleeping during your chantting?

That´s very easy to solve!!!

Take a cup of coffee, banchá (green tea), coke or even a Red Bull...kkk before starting your chantting!

I always have a "bottle" of Banchá + green mate + brown sugar... I take it a bit before and during my chantting.

After this tip I have never EVER slept in front of my Gohonzon again.

To be more honest, my chantting now a days is a "mafioso daimoku"... there has being neither Karma nor evilness that can up… Continue

Added by Annie O. Almeida on February 26, 2009 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Deu SONO na hora do Daimoku (mantra) ?

Tome uma boa xícara de café, chá mate, Banchá ou um Red Bull mesmo...kkk

Não ceda as pressões da sua "inércia interior".. no budismo temos que vencer a nós mesmos!!!

Antes de fazer o mantra, sempre tomo uma caneca de Banchá (chá verde) + erva mate verde.... nunca mais dormi em frente ao meu Gohonzon...

Muito pelo contrário... minha prática tá como água corrente e o meu daimoku tá "mafioso", num tá sobrando carma sobre maldade ou maldade… Continue

Added by Annie O. Almeida on February 25, 2009 at 7:22am — 1 Comment


I believe a picture is worth a thousand words.I just got married and had the most phenominal wedding one could ever ever imagine! wedding is a direct result of confronting my defects,my negative karma and determining to overcome them no matter what.WE CAN TURN OUR DYSFUNCTIONS INTO OUR GREATEST BENEFIT.Buddhism is always poison to medicine.please check out the photos on this link and you will see and feel the nam myo ho rege kyo in my life!



Added by BB BERG on February 24, 2009 at 3:11pm — 13 Comments

Nunca desista! Continue Mantrando!

“Aqueles que crêem no Sutra de Lótus são como o inverno. O inverno nunca falha em se tornar primavera.
Nunca, desde tempos remotos, ninguém viu nem ouviu falar que o inverno tenha se transformado em outono.
E também nunca ouvimos dizer que um crente no Sutra de Lótus tenha se tornado uma pessoa comum (não-iluminada).”

Added by Annie O. Almeida on February 24, 2009 at 9:17am — No Comments

I love my cat but I thougt I would share this story because it is a hoot...

(You don't have to own a cat to appreciate this one!

You don't even have to like 'em!)

We were dressed and ready to go out for the New Years Eve Party. We turned

on a night light, turned the answering machine on, covered our pet

parakeet and put the cat in the backyard.

We phoned the local cab company and requested a taxi.

The taxi arrived and we opened the front door to leave the house.

The cat we put out in the back yard, scoots back into the… Continue

Added by Doubledaves on February 23, 2009 at 6:07pm — 2 Comments

The Way it Was

The tide went out
The people mourned
The water perceived unlike before
Farewell ten thousand times or more
The way it was
The sparkling shores

They reconstructed
pared life down
pushed blame and mud between the stones
while starfish clung to the silent ground

Danielle Love 2009

Added by Danielle Love on February 23, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

After first meeting

i had a nice first meeting with a small group in my hometown.

we were chanting and made gongyo and after that we talked about our starts und reasons why we search for the connection with sgi and nichiren buddhism.

i also talked about my feelings when i first read that sgi is a "sect" (sekte).

it was important to me to talk about that, and the others were noch angry or something.

after the discussions one woman read something about the 10 lifestages and after that we ate… Continue

Added by tanjuuu on February 23, 2009 at 10:31am — 6 Comments

My Little Benefit

Last night during our monthly discussion meeting, I took courage and shared on my little benefit.

I never had headaches, so naturally it came as a surprise to me when i had recurring headaches a month ago, in early January 2009.

i really didn't know what caused it so I chanted that it go away ASAP.

However, the pain got more intense in the next few days.

i was popping aspirins before going to work in the morning.

The headache was getting so bad that I can't go to… Continue

Added by Ricky Heng on February 23, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Encouraging One Individual

I got this e-mail forwarded to me back in 2006. I don't know who the original sender was but it's really inspirational, so I thought I'd post it on here. Wonder if any of you have read this before or perhaps knows the original source?

Anyways... I hope you all are just as inspired by this as I am and spread the ichinen ^_^

Hi all,

The following article is highly recommended to read. Please read and feel what Ikeda Sensei wants us to do

in his… Continue

Added by Strawberry on February 23, 2009 at 6:05am — 28 Comments

Check out my new group - ITfolks

Hi all. My new group is a place for IT workers where they can post online advice, recommend free security programs (Antivirus, AntiSpyware, Firewalls, etc.)

Added by DaveC on February 22, 2009 at 6:07pm — 1 Comment

I Witnessed Actual Fish Killing.

I was (and still is) terribly upset because I witnessed actual fish killing in the market today.

The fishmonger hit the fish unconscious with a wooden stick after catching it in a net.

Only that it's not entirely unconscious.

If the fish could only scream, you could hear it screaming out LOUD in pain when the fishmonger was scaling it.

I chanted "Nam-Myo-Ho-Renge-Kyo" repeatedly for the poor fish.

I feel horrible.…


Added by Ricky Heng on February 22, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Faith, With Each Breath We Take....

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo may disappoint you, but
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo will never let you down.

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo may disappoint you because you think you are a common mortal.

Take a deep breath. With that breath chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. If you are still alive
you have the means to become a Buddha.

No Doubt!

Breathe the Law of Life with every breath you take.

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo will never let you down....


Added by Bob Mann on February 21, 2009 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Everyone have their own mission!

Thank you for view my blog bout my relationship... so shame of me... but what l understand the important is our MISSION.
Everyone have their own mission that cannot be replace by anyone. Chant with full of sincere, Gohonzon can sure to let us know what is our mission? Be cheerful.... you'll feel happiness when you're know what is your mission.

Added by Kenneth Tee on February 20, 2009 at 8:35pm — No Comments

..... Missing of her...

A YWD that I really love with her.

We meet in 2007 around March, because of the Charity Cultural Festival, that we are meet and in love with together.

We did shared everythings: Sensei guidance, future and lifes... also we are encouraged of each other in all the time.. We did planned for mrried, unfortunate... because of some little conflict, that makes us broke up.

1 year plus, that I chant with whole heartedly, strive my kofu responsibilities and serious to get involve in my… Continue

Added by Kenneth Tee on February 20, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

understanding Gosho in 3 languages

When I read member's blogs and message here, I notice what a part of sentence in Japanese Gosho. But Japanese members say that Gosho is difficult. Why it is difficult for Japanese...

When Japanese members study Gosho, we read the original sentence of Nichiren Daishonin. His Japanese (classic Japanese) is very different from our Japanese language. It is difficult for present Japanese members to understand it.

At first we read Nichiren Daishonin's orignal Gosho. Next we do… Continue

Added by Yatchan on February 20, 2009 at 7:21am — 2 Comments

Ikeda sensei guidance

History is made in small gatherings!
It is important that we value the presence of each participant,
rising and greeting them from afar and showing them the same respect we
would a Buddha.*
Warmly welcoming and sincerely applauding members,
(for the efforts they made to be able to come or contribute to a meeting,)
let us create waves of appreciation and joy!

hope you all can express what Ikeda Sensei's hopes.

Added by Kenneth Tee on February 19, 2009 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments



Added by Hada on February 19, 2009 at 7:15pm — No Comments

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