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Added by Nod on February 21, 2008 at 12:39am — No Comments
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From Shin Yatomi's article "An Illusion of Independence," apparently originally published in the World Tribune 10-3-03 (before my time), I found it in the book "Buddhism in a New Light." I am tempted to post the whole article...then I suppose that's not so much blogging as it is...plagiarism...ahem.
"Unlike medieval villagers who knew intimately where their bread and eggs came from, we never see those who make our lives possible, and we rarely think of them. Modern technology and the…Continue
Added by Lisanator on February 11, 2008 at 6:47pm — No Comments
I would like to spend my life collecting sunsets.
Added by BB BERG on February 10, 2008 at 1:44am — No Comments
Yesterdaynight I received the sad news that one of my swim mates had unexpectedly died.I have been in shock all day.
Color of Hope
A bottle of water, pure water,
Pulled from fridge very cool,
It satisfies my thirst of…Continue
Not from a Nichiren Buddhist but good stuff...
"Looking for alternatives--better sights than we see, better sounds than we hear, a better mind than we have--keeps us from realizing that we could stand with pride in the middle of our life and realize it's a sacred mandala."--Pema Chodron
"Compassion isn't some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we're trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of…
Added by Lisanator on February 1, 2008 at 7:24pm — No Comments
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Shame on Linda Lingle!
Wasting the taxpayers money, right now it's cheaper to fly.
Maybe she didn't waste the money but it could have been spent
on much better things, then a boat the locals can't afford.
You know how much a round trip ticket cost on the superferry?
Somewhere upwards of $500... but I guess that's the price of
luxury. So you can drive your own car on the islands.
I can understand if it was…
Added by Free Hawaii on January 31, 2008 at 6:31am — No Comments
What you think...
I guess it's all about personal preference, but I think, Gongyo should be
done at a slow and steady pace. Not like achingly slow..., but at a slow
enough pace so that you have to pronounce every single syllable of Gongyo!
I mean were in church because we want to be together and chant together
but let's do it at a pace that we can all follow beginners and all!
I know I always feel better going slower and thinking of happy thoughts,
"Buddhism teaches that the mind encompasses the entire universe. When we change our innermost state of mind, our whole being changes, and this affects the world in which we live. This is the teaching of the oneness of life and its environment, and the principle of a single life-moment possessing three thousand realms… Everything starts with a strong determination." ---Daisaku Ikeda
"'Nonviolence' does not merely mean to refrain from violence.…Continue
Added by Lisanator on January 30, 2008 at 9:56pm — No Comments
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Sunday, November 04, 2007
I had been studying for 3 months on the SGI-USA website and began chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo the same day I began my studies. I began receiving benefits and the inner strength that had been in me all this time but was locked away surfaced and I had the strength to stand up for myself against an abusive husband.
This was a very emotional day for me because it was the day…Continue
Added by Jeanne on January 20, 2008 at 9:24pm — No Comments