Mary White's Blog (38)

Nichiren Daishonin Writes:

"I am.. Praying as earnestly as though to produce fire from damp wood, or to obtain water from parched ground" (WND-1,444) Wholehearted prayer to the Gohonzon enables us to break through all of our obstacles and limitations.

"Please create waves of Victory from your local areas that will ripple out to encompass the entire world." 

How many of us are chanting such Strong Focused Daimoku as to obtain water from parched ground or produce fire from damp…


Added by Mary White on February 13, 2014 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments

Awakening our Greatness with the Power of the Gohonzon

Hello Everyone,

Today is my 16 year Gohonzon Birthday!! My Husband Jason was there when I first received my Gohonzon. We were dating a few months and I asked him to be there with me. He is the Light of My Life, My Soul Mate. We have been together from the moment we met, 16 years ago! Two months before I met Jason I was challenging many things and I chanted, crying, looking outside my window( I did not have my Gohonzon yet) to meet Someone Amazing, Someone Special. That very next night…


Added by Mary White on September 28, 2013 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

Extraordinary Benefits, Extraordinary Life

I just finished chanting and thought to myself, am I chanting for Extraordinary Benefits? The answer is YES! This Buddhism has NO LIMITS. WE are the ones who limit ourselves and our lives. We are the ones who say, we can't because of this or that. We need to stop those thoughts! We must show proof of this Buddhism through Victory in our lives. We don't chant to live an… Continue

Added by Mary White on September 2, 2011 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Guidance about Obstacles and Challenges

Hello Everyone,

Here is some Amazing Guidance about those Obstacles that come up and challenge us. I hope that it helps to put things into a bit of perspective when the only reality we see is the one that is in front of us. There is ALWAYS a bigger reason as to the way our Prayers are being answered.




Added by Mary White on June 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Prayer by Daisaku Ikeda

In this Amazing book on Prayer I wanted to share a quote that President Ikeda had said:


"Who answers our Prayers?

We do- through faith and effort.

No one does it for us."


When we are chanting, we are calling out from our lives the answers we need to have that Prayer realized. The benefits we receive, and whether we perceive them as positive or negative, they are always benefits to move our lives…


Added by Mary White on June 14, 2011 at 11:00am — 4 Comments


I just read this and had to share it!


President Ikeda said in his book "Buddhism in a New Light". "An important aspect of what we call 

enlightenment, or human revolution, is to change the way we see ourselves and thus see the 

unconditional value of life within us, which neither requires comparison with others nor depends upon 

our transient appearance."



Added by Mary White on June 3, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Buddhism is a Win or Lose Struggle

Buddhism is a Win or Lose Struggle. How many times have we heard this said throughout our Buddhist Practice?

Yes, it is. Because we have the Gohonzon, we MUST show Proof. We must show Victory. Through chanting, hitting an obstacle, to that goal, Home, car, job we MUST continue to chant for it until we have that Benefit, that Breakthrough that is there, because IT IS THERE.…


Added by Mary White on May 20, 2011 at 8:38am — 6 Comments

Making the impossible POSSIBLE

 How many of us are making the impossible possible? When we are chanting for something and it doesn't happen do we just accept it and move on, or do we say this is just a challenge in front of me and I am going to keep chanting until this prayer gets answered. President Ikeda says in his book "Buddhism For You Prayer", 


"There are many elements involved in a prayer being answered, but the important thing is to keep praying until it…


Added by Mary White on May 18, 2011 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

The Power Of Our Lives Prayer- Buddhism For You By President Ikeda

I just got done with Gongyo and picked up my book on Prayer by President Ikeda (it's available on 

I read this quote and had to share it. As Buddhists we set big goals for ourselves with the determination to make them happen. We are always moving forward, even when it feels like we aren't, we are. Our lives are changing and our prayers are…


Added by Mary White on April 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

The Buddha Nature in Dogs

One of my friends, Safwan had posted an article on "Dogs Buddha Nature".  I am attaching a link to it here or you can visit his Page. It is Amazing. Dogs are such incredibly wise, compassionate beings who live in their Buddha nature and we can all learn from them, I know I do!  Enjoy the article, it is Wonderful! Thank you again Safwan :)



Click here!…


Added by Mary White on April 21, 2011 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

A Question for President Ikeda

Hello Everyone!


If there was ONE question that you could ask President Ikeda, what would it be?

Added by Mary White on January 14, 2011 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

Jason White's Music on iTunes!!!

My Husband Jason just released his new Single Hammerhead on iTunes!! Just search Jason White Hammerhead and get ready to Rock Out!!! Enjoy!!

Added by Mary White on September 12, 2010 at 11:42am — No Comments

Buddhism Day By Day by Daisaku Ikeda August 19th

Ultimately, we are responsible for our own destiny. It may seem to us that our fate is predetermined, wether by our genes or our environment. What really matters, however, is how we can improve ourselves from this moment forward, how we can change the circumstances that we find ourselves in. This enormous transformative force is what Buddhism is all about. In this struggle lies the source of never-ending youth and vitality.

Added by Mary White on August 19, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Please do NOT buy Iams dog and cat food

I was completely shocked to find out that iams is involved in animal cruelty. They do horrible experiments on animals for no reason and they promote themselves as being a pet loving company. You can click on the link below to find out more. Please do not buy this companys food. Thank you!

Added by Mary White on August 2, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

If you love animals- please sign these petitions

I just added some links to mypage from the WSPA which is an organization that works for Animal Protection around the world. They sent me a link about dogs and how they are raised for meat. This absolutely horrified me and all I keep thinking is how can we stop this? How can we help these poor defenseless animals? I believe that dogs are here to…

Added by Mary White on July 10, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Buddhism For You- Prayer

Wow! Happy 4th of July everyone!! I just got back from Kosen Rufu Gongyo and am so inspired and energized! The Youth are just Rocking the Era! They are Amazing! I have been reading President Ikeda's book "Buddhism For You" on Prayer, it is incredible and if you don't have it, get it. It's available on I also got to view President Ikeda's Leadership Conference from May of this year and was so moved and inspired. President Ikeda shows us what is possible and I am so very grateful to… Continue

Added by Mary White on July 4, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Guidance- Power of the Gohonzon

One of the members on this site, Jared, had posted this guidance to another member who is challenging some obstacles and I wanted to share it on my blog because it is simple yet so powerful.

"I hope that everyone is learning the true power of daimoku chanted with a determined, fearless mind to the Gohonzon. As one senior leader has recently encouraged us, if you are not chanting for the impossible to be possible you are not making full use of the…

Added by Mary White on June 15, 2010 at 9:34am — 4 Comments

World Tribune "Friends for Peace- Keep Going No Matter What" May 1 2009

"When we begin chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to reach a certain goal, sometimes what happens seems to be the opposite of what we think should be happening. For example, maybe you're having a problem with one of your friends, so you start chanting for things to get better, but the problem seems to get worse. Instead of acting kinder toward you, they may start ignoring you altogether! Or maybe you're chanting for something good to happen, but something bad happens instead. At times like those,… Continue

Added by Mary White on April 11, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Buddhism Day By Day Wisdom for Modern Life by Daisaku Ikeda

"When we plant the seeds of self-doubt, only noxious weeds sprout. When we
limit ourselves with low expectations, the growth of the tree of happiness immediately
ceases. The power of growth, of improvement, the power to overcome all stagnation
and break through every obstacle and transform a barren wasteland into a verdant field-
that unstoppable power of hope resides right there in your own heart. It will well up from the
rich earth of your…

Added by Mary White on April 10, 2010 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

An Ode to District Leaders: The Front-runners of Kosen Rufu Page 10 A Poem by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda

solemnly teaches us
how to live correctly
as human beings.
It fully reveals
the correct path-
and, indeed, the law-
of human life.

We must never stray from this path
and lose sight of
the most important human quality
of recognizing and repaying
our debts of gratitude.

Added by Mary White on April 10, 2010 at 8:31am — No Comments

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