Having a rough time of late. Throughly depressed.

Hubby and I arguing a lot the past few days. It boils down to we need to show respect for each other and talk diplomatically. Plus we  have a lot of challenges of late. But, I tell myself so does everyone else. We are not alone. I am chanting to encourage my self and feel hope and rejuvenate my faith. I know I shall succeed.  I sometimes suffer from  depression and anxiety when I am stressed. Plus I have OCD which adds to my mood problems. What is your favorite Gosho that encourages you when times are tough?

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Comment by Stephen Hardman on September 2, 2014 at 1:37pm
I am that partner..just wanted to comment that sometimes it might be useful in private probably to discharge anger energy by punching pillows and even shouting d.x
Comment by Stephen Hardman on September 1, 2014 at 3:40pm

I think President Ikeda has said that we should try to be the sun in our families. I think he was saying this in the situation where no other person in the family was practising Buddhism. However, I think it can also apply where a couple are arguing. The point is, to take responsibility for being the one to make a positive change. When my partner gets anxious sometimes, about things outside of my influence, she sometimes gets angry. It can seem as if she is angry with me, even though I know it is because she is fearful of things in her own life, and it comes out as anger. It would be easy for me to argue with her at these times, (and sometimes I do), but Sensei is saying we should try to take the lead and chant to raise our life state, so that we can positively affect the situation, rather than being dragged down by it. Of course if both people have that attitude, then all the better. I hope that is helpful. :-)

Comment by Lydia Hills on July 21, 2014 at 11:34am

Hi Chere, WND, 31, pp 299-300, "On the Treasure Tower": "In the Latter Day of the Law, no Treasure Tower exists other than the figures of the men and women who embrace the Lotus Sutra."  This gosho reminds me of how precious and incredibly powerful we are.  We can re-sculpt our reality, and radiate hope and happiness, like the ripples in a pond.  Please read the whole Gosho, at your own pace.  I wish much happiness and harmony for you and yours.

Comment by sugata bhar on July 21, 2014 at 3:14am

Kosenrufu is the key word. 

So all our thoughts deeds and "SPEECH" should be regarding kosenrufu

Comment by Chere Woo on July 19, 2014 at 5:40pm

Thank you to each of you....  I appreciate each of you.....

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Comment by Chere Woo on June 28, 2014 at 9:53am

Thank you Kelly..........so much from my heart.   I will put this in front of my Gohonzon and read it everyday.

Comment by Kelly McGowan on June 28, 2014 at 7:20am

"But your faith alone will determine all these things. A sword will be useless in the hands of a coward. The mighty sword of the Lotus Sutra must be wielded by one courageous in faith. Then one will be as strong as a demon with an iron staff." WND 142

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