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Power Of Chanting Essay

741 words - 3 pages

THE POWER OF CHANTING NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO
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The purpose of the Daishonin’s Buddhism is to enable us to win in life and in society. Especially when we’re faced with hardships or challenges, which are the time to read the Gosho, the writings of Nichiren Daishonin. By doing so, our outlook will brighten. The light of hope will dispel the darkness. And the bright sun of courage will rise in our hearts.
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When we embrace the Daishonin’s Buddhism of the sun, which illuminates the entire world, there is no knotty problem that we cannot surmount. ...view middle of the document...

Let’s therefore foster friendships with big, wide-open hearts. Let’s courageously share our convictions and ideals with many others, cherishing each encounter. Every effort we make toward that end represents a brilliant opportunity to help others form a connection with Buddhism. Herein lies the path to creating peace. Herein lies the path to happiness and victory.
No. 8028
Friday, July 2, 2010

SGI President Ikeda’s Essay

Our Brilliant Path to Victory
The Daishonin writes: “It is the power of the Buddhist Law that enables the deities of the sun and moon to make their rounds of the four continents” (WND-1, 685). The entire universe moves in accord with the fundamental rhythm of the Mystic Law. By vibrantly chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo as we keep moving forward and striving to surmount all hardships and problems that come our way, our lives fall in sync with the ultimate law of the universe.

The Practical Implications Of This Philosophy
What, then, are the practical implications of this philosophy? How should it affect our conduct and our outlook?
In the first place it provides us with the courage to challenge both life and death. It...

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