September 2009 Blog Posts (31)

Mimi the Snapdiva featured in an AMA News Article on the Uninsured

I am one of four people featured in the American Medical Association News article on the uninsured;

Faces of the Uninsured: http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2009/09/28/gvsa0928.htm

Added by Mimi the Snapdiva on September 30, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Don't fight fire with fire!


Someone has to stay cool to reslove the sistuation! Stay Cool!

Added by Zena Moore on September 27, 2009 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

How much do you love you?

How can I embrace my flaws and still work to improve them?

Added by Penny Ross on September 27, 2009 at 12:29pm — No Comments

千山万水(Lyrics)

千山万水 (2008年北京奥运会歌曲) 歌词:



作词:周杰伦 作曲:方文山



[00:21.84] 千山万水 无数黑夜

[00:25.79] 等一轮明月

[00:29.96] 梦的边陲 风吹不灭

[00:34.23] 从不感疲惫

[00:37.51]

[00:38.30] 东方无愧 第一是谁

[00:42.47] 让我们追求完美

[00:46.39] 我态度坚决 面朝北

[00:50.76] 平地一声雷

[00:53.68]

[00:54.29] 做好准备 这一回

[00:58.36] 起跑后绝不撤退

[01:02.31] 痛快一起努力的感觉

[01:06.82] 我们拥有同样的机会

[01:13.85]

[01:14.87] 梦想挟带眼泪 咸咸的汗水

[01:23.28] 你我同个世界 爱从中穿越

[01:31.65] 梦与希望在飞… Continue

Added by Nénuphar on September 25, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

" The Three Kinds of Treasures." (WND.vol.2pg.291 )

" The key to all of Shakyamuni's teachings is the Lotus Sutra, and the key to the practise of the Lotus Sutra is expounded in the Fukyo chaoter. What does Bodhisattva Fukyo's profound respect for people signify? The real meaning of the Lord Shakyamuni Buddha's appearance in this world lay in his behavior as ahuman being. How profound ! The wise may be called human, but the toughtless are no more than animals."

Added by Danny Hiew on September 25, 2009 at 3:13am — 1 Comment

seeing the true self revealing the buddha



Freeing the Caged Bird Within

Shin Yatomi

http://www.shinyatomi.com/





The Buddha nature refers to the potential for attaining Buddhahood, a state of awakening filled with compassion and wisdom. Although the Buddha nature and Buddhahood are sometimes used interchangeably, strictly speaking, the Buddha nature is one's potential for becoming a Buddha, and Buddhahood is the manifest state of that potential. Through the… Continue

Added by Philip James Brett on September 24, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Tosos and Shakabuku in Muncie

We are having regular tosos at my house located at 1001 W. North St. Muncie 47303. There is study after the chanting and we are already attracting new members. I want to thank all of the members who are supporting our efforts here for shakabuku. The phone # is 765-610-0707

Added by Aurora Green on September 24, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Environment is changing

Hi There,



I am adding an entry to an earlier posting. My friends who I work for are going through a painful divorce, and as of last week the business began the slow road to reorganization. Some things turned out as I had anticipated, and we may be scaling back on work hours for two employees. I am saddened that one of them is trying to cause problems for me now, and I am not clear how to chant for him. It is clear to me at this point that he has crossed some lines he shouldn't have,… Continue

Added by Carrie on September 23, 2009 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

"With a Fighting Spirit, Victory is Certain"

When your determination changes, everything else will begin to move in the direction you desire.

The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient

itself toward your success.

On the other hand, if you think "This is never going to work out,"

then at that instant every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight,

and then everything really will move in the direction of failure.



This is…
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Added by Miki CJ in Vegas on September 21, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

HELP CREATE PUBLIC PRESSURE TO MANUFACTURE CHANGING STATIONS FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS OVER 50 LBS.

Please won't you help me create

public pressure and e-mail your concerns to: twagner@koalbear.com

Just let her know that we need changing stations made available for DISABLED individuals of more than 50 lbs.

At the present time they do not manufacture them because there is not a big enough demand!

Let's create the demand and help our disabled friends get the respect and dignity they so deserve!

We have to start pressuring these people.

Our disabled friends are… Continue

Added by Aleta on September 20, 2009 at 9:56pm — No Comments

ALL GOOD!

ONE WORLD, ONE PEOPLE, ONE LOVE!

(peace in our house,TODAY)

Added by MREMERPUS on September 20, 2009 at 2:07pm — 1 Comment

What are the Benefits of this Practice?

Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo enables us to open our inner lives, discovering who we really are and what great untapped potential we possess. Initial experiences include a pronounced feeling of spiritual and physical rejuvenation and a heightened level of perception and clarity of mind. We may also experience a release of intense emotions, which might have been long suppressed. In concrete terms, we experience:



• Positive changes to longstanding or seemingly insurmountable… Continue

Added by Jonnie Parker on September 19, 2009 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

The Ever Present Possibility

I attended a wonderful Staff Retreat this past week for work. The presenter remarked, in response to the problem of examining a challenging issue,



"Clarity where we are is always uplifting, even if it is sobering."



This was a very simple, short statement but one which sufficiently moved me.



I find that the Practice of Daimoku opens to a deep and profound realization of this statement.



In my own practice (and others may relate), I find Gongyo… Continue

Added by Kyle Fite on September 18, 2009 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

The Power of Love

Which day is the MOST BEAUTIFUL day in your life?

Today.



What's the easiest thing to do in life?

A mistake.



What's the greatest obstacle?

Fear.



The most profound tragedy in life?

Abandonment.



The root of all evil?

Egotism.



The most wonderful entertainment and fun?

Work, of course!



The greatest failure?

Lack of…
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Added by Frankie T on September 17, 2009 at 5:23am — 4 Comments

Determination

I have had SO much poison turn into medicine this past year or so. I have had SO many benefits. One is that I will be able to attend FNCC this October. I have been wanting to go for the 6 years I have been a member and ALWAYS something has come up or something else has need my attention or money.

This year I made a determination and sent in the application. So what is you may wonder that I am whining about? Well... the closer it gets the more difficult it becomes. Not normal obstacles,… Continue

Added by Jeannette Morrone on September 16, 2009 at 5:31pm — 2 Comments

Heart

I never understood how important the Quality of the Heart is in Buddhism. Sure, we have a great organization. My area is happily growing, marching forth, so many people liberated, so many people living what is in their hearts!

Heart is important to foster youth. A leader must have heart in this organisation, must have heart in general, both in the organisation and the world outside it. Kosenrufu is our goal...

Added by Kiemlan on September 16, 2009 at 3:36am — 3 Comments

To Harlem!

First of all,

I am not expressible well in English.

Please forgive me.



From September 24th to October 4th



I am in Harem.



I will stay in the harem only for ten days.



Meanwhile, I would like to visit the SGI New York Culture Center only one day.

I want you to go there ..person who understands Japanese.. together in the woman if possible.



Please give the message to me.

I will see this site in the place where the… Continue

Added by Masumi Hazuki on September 15, 2009 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

LESSON LEARNED

There was a time in my life when I couln’t tell you who LEAH was. I was just a body with many personalities,Iwas afraid to be me, afraid of what people might say of me and most of all, afraid of getting hurt, but as years passed I’ve learned that no one is exempted in getting hurt. I went nuts ; I couln’t believe that those people I’ve treated my best could do this to me, my self-steem got low. I tried to avoiding some people,and I put the blamed for all things that happened to me to them,but… Continue

Added by leah on September 15, 2009 at 8:52am — 1 Comment

Ikeda Sensei's Shiki

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Added by Miki CJ in Vegas on September 13, 2009 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Change is in but a single whisper

For so long I felt like my life was in a constant daze.

Always hoping what I was going through was just a phase.

For so long i felt all alone with no one to turn too.

I felt like no one understood what I was going through.



A change in my life I knew I needed but how to begin.

Then a friend told me the change lies with in.

A single phrase Nam Myoho Renke Kyo she told me to say.

She told me it would change my life and all my misery would fade… Continue

Added by Crystal on September 12, 2009 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

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