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"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…Continue
Added by Mary White on February 13, 2014 at 7:56pm — 3 Comments
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…Continue
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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.
DAILY ENCOURAGEMENT ----…
Added by Mary White on June 16, 2011 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments
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…Continue
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."
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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.…Continue
Added by Mary White on May 20, 2011 at 8:38am — 6 Comments
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…Continue
Added by Mary White on May 18, 2011 at 3:00am — 3 Comments
I just got done with Gongyo and picked up my book on Prayer by President Ikeda (it's available on Amazon.com)
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…Continue
Added by Mary White on April 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 6 Comments
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 :)
Added by Mary White on April 21, 2011 at 10:59am — 2 Comments
If there was ONE question that you could ask President Ikeda, what would it be?
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