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    "Arouse deep faith, and diligently polish your mirror day and night. How should you polish it? Only by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo."

    (On Attaining Buddhahood in This Lifetime - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 4) Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, September 21st, 2012
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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      "Our beliefs influence our ways of thinking and living our lives. Our religion provides a framework for our way of life. As such, thinking about, investigating, and discussing the relative profundity of a religion is indispensable for attaining happiness. Therein lies the significance of the Soka Gakkai’s efforts to introduce others to Buddhism."

      SGI Newsletter No. 8623, The New Human Revolution––Vol. 25: Chap. 4, Bastion of Capable People 31, translated 19th Sep. 2012
      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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        "A blue fly, if it clings to the tail of a thoroughbred horse, can travel ten thousand miles, and the green ivy that twines around the tall pine can grow to a thousand feet."

        (On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume 1, page 17) Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, November 22nd, 2012
        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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          "Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. no matter what happens. How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law? Strengthen your power of faith more than ever."

          (Happiness in This World - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume 1, page 681) Selection source: Kyo no Hosshin, Seikyo Shimbun, November 10th, 2012
          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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            Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
            Ha! I recognize this list! Looks like we have attracted a visit from a Kempon Hokke member! And a 3 poster at that! Welcome to the Chanting Growers Group. I suppose you just thought you set that straight, but you didn't. I ask you to please respect the thread and at least be honest about your intent and identity. I am sure it is not to agree with any of our perspectives, based on the source of almost all of the material in here! So you come to be disruptive? Once you show your hand, you’ll be out of here, and that’s not a threat. It’s a promise.

            Bowing in humble obeisance,

            Thomas
            So this thread is focused on the Soka Gakkai International a lay organization of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism that doesn't jive with the above referenced flow. No Priests around here, or wolves in sheeps clothing. I have no clue what possesses certain folks to obstruct justice and yet I have mercy for the short sighted post by Honnen. Mercy in the sense that the message's contents should be summarily refuted by directing all participants and observers of this thread to also read the precedant established prior to this page. There is no way that Nichiren Daishonin would ever allow someone to slander Buddhism and society, by allowing them to preach a false Buddhist doctrine. Essentially Honnen's message is incomplete, shallow and inflamatory. There are so many trolls on the internet and this also holds true for those who try and create artificial barriers towards supporting any person in attaining their Buddhahood in this life just as they are.

            In ancient times, when the oceans were lower and societies that once flourished have never been known or spoken of in the present, people were not able to end the sufferings of birth and death. Buddhism taught many things and yet Shakymuni still announced that Nichiren would arrive in the latter day of The Law.

            "Nichiren expressed the content of Shakyamuni's (the historical founder of Buddhism in India) Lotus Sutra in a form that all people could practice. This form is the invocation of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, which he defined as the Law implied in the Lotus Sutra.
            Whereas the Lotus Sutra is an expression of Shakyamuni's enlightenment to the Law of Life, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo actually is the Law of life, or true essense of life permeating everything in the universe. Nichiren Daishonin interpreted the Lotus Sutra in relation to Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, and taught that this was the ultimate Law that all Buddhist sutras, especially the Lotus Sutra, had sought to express." (www.sgi-usa.org)

            Therefore, there is no validity to Honnen's commentary in the sense that it really does not apply to those chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with faith in the Gohonzon (Nichiren life inscribed by him in sumi ink). However, Honnen does prove that the followers of this Buddhism are persecuted, just like Nichiren was, because we are the true practicioners of the Lotus Sutra's intent. In other words, because we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo we must also reach out to others and spread this practice far and wide as our means to develop a lasting peace throughout the world. This peace movement, or kosen-rufu, will surely have a beneficial effect for even trolls and slanders. It is because Nichiren even taught his followers, through letters he wrote them, that even those people who slander the Lotus Sutra develop a connection to the Nam-myoho-renge-kyo Thus Come One (Nichiren) thus enabling them to also (potentially)attain Buddhahood in this lifetime. Who knows if Honnen's karma will ever allow this person to get over their relatively psuedo-inflated Ego, but thats up to them. Meanwhile, I've continued to chant for the success of this thread, our members, guests, participants, observers and your families. When I offer prayers to the members who have passed away you can also guarentee I'm chanting for our deceased relatives.

            Whether our connections are through the internet, or face-to-face, lets all continue to refreshen our spirits through daimoku (chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!) and be happy (or happier)! I really mean that, even the sour pusses - gimme a smile! CHEESE!

            Let's win with faith, compassion and sincerity. Let's build bridges of friendship, goodwill and trust in our communities (icmag, local, etc.) Let's encourage each other to chant daimoku no matter what.
            Click This Link and let's chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....e-kyo&page=355

            https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....3819&page=1593 --best thread off all the threads throughout this universe.

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              Originally posted by easyDaimoku View Post

              So this thread is focused on the Soka Gakkai International a lay organization of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism that doesn't jive with the above referenced flow. No Priests around here, or wolves in sheeps clothing. I have no clue what possesses certain folks to obstruct justice and yet I have mercy for the short sighted post by Honnen. Mercy in the sense that the message's contents should be summarily refuted by directing all participants and observers of this thread to also read the precedant established prior to this page. There is no way that Nichiren Daishonin would ever allow someone to slander Buddhism and society, by allowing them to preach a false Buddhist doctrine. Essentially Honnen's message is incomplete, shallow and inflamatory. There are so many trolls on the internet and this also holds true for those who try and create artificial barriers towards supporting any person in attaining their Buddhahood in this life just as they are.

              In ancient times, when the oceans were lower and societies that once flourished have never been known or spoken of in the present, people were not able to end the sufferings of birth and death. Buddhism taught many things and yet Shakymuni still announced that Nichiren would arrive in the latter day of The Law.

              "Nichiren expressed the content of Shakyamuni's (the historical founder of Buddhism in India) Lotus Sutra in a form that all people could practice. This form is the invocation of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, which he defined as the Law implied in the Lotus Sutra.

              Whereas the Lotus Sutra is an expression of Shakyamuni's enlightenment to the Law of Life, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo actually is the Law of life, or true essense of life permeating everything in the universe. Nichiren Daishonin interpreted the Lotus Sutra in relation to Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, and taught that this was the ultimate Law that all Buddhist sutras, especially the Lotus Sutra, had sought to express." (www.sgi-usa.org)

              Therefore, there is no validity to Honnen's commentary in the sense that it really does not apply to those chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with faith in the Gohonzon (Nichiren life inscribed by him in sumi ink). However, Honnen does prove that the followers of this Buddhism are persecuted, just like Nichiren was, because we are the true practicioners of the Lotus Sutra's intent. In other words, because we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo we must also reach out to others and spread this practice far and wide as our means to develop a lasting peace throughout the world. This peace movement, or kosen-rufu, will surely have a beneficial effect for even trolls and slanders. It is because Nichiren even taught his followers, through letters he wrote them, that even those people who slander the Lotus Sutra develop a connection to the Myoho-renge-kyo Buddha (Nichiren) thus enabling them to also (potentially)attain Buddhahood in this lifetime. Who knows if Honnen's karma will ever allow this person to get over their relatively psuedo-inflated Ego, but thats up to them. Meanwhile, I've continued to chant for the success of this thread, our members, guests, participants, observers and your families. When I offer prayers to the members who have passed away you can also guarentee I'm chanting for our deceased relatives.

              Whether our connections are through the internet, or face-to-face, lets all continue to refreshen our spirits through daimoku (chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!) and be happy (or happier)! I really mean that, even the sour pusses - gimme a smile! CHEESE!

              Let's win with faith, compassion and sincerity. Let's build bridges of friendship, goodwill and trust in our communities (icmag, local, etc.) Let's encourage each other to chant daimoku no matter what.
              Take that refutation and smoke it, Mr. Rogow! Well said Brother!



              Mugi-Wasshin Baby! And the proof of Actual Fact!!!

              Much love and deepest respect,

              Thomas
              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                Let's continue to cherish and look out for our old friends.
                And let's use any opportunity we have to make new ones.
                Real genuine friendship is a strong and dependable force
                that helps advance society and makes the times better.

                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!
                I pazzi osano dove gli angeli temono d'andare....

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                  Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the source of unlimited possibilities!
                  It is the wellspring of boundless hope and courage.
                  Nichiren Daishonin assures us: "No prayer will go unanswered."*
                  So let's advance with resolute, unwavering faith.


                  Daisaku Ikeda

                  *"If you have faith in this Gohonzon and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo even for a short while, no prayer will go unanswered, no offence unexpiated, no good fortune unbestowed, and all righteousness proven." (Commentary on "The True Object of Worship" by Nichikan Shonin)

                  ** When we chant daimoku just as the Daishonin instructs, our voices resonate throughout the entire universe. Just as a soft voice can be transformed into a booming voice through the use of a good megaphone, when we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with heartfelt prayer, we can move the entire universe. As Nichikan, the twenty-sixth high priest, says: "[If you have faith in this Gohonzon and chant Nam-myoho-renge- kyo even for a short while] no prayer will go unanswered, no offence unexpiated, no good fortune unbestowed, and all righteousness proven."

                  Nichiren Daishonin says that it is not difficult for those who chant the daimoku of the Lotus Sutra to become Buddhas equal to Shakyamuni (WND, 1030). This statement is very significant. He says this because the Mystic Law is the origin of all Buddhas. - (The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, Volume 5, page 152)
                  Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                    "With solid determination, Roald Amundsen (1872–1928), the first person to reach the South Pole and his team prepared assiduously to achieve their dream of reaching the South Pole. From the days of his youth, Amundsen believed that firm resolve was indispensable for attaining one’s aims.[1] Such determination can be described as the earnest commitment to keep moving steadily ahead like an accurate clock, making every effort and preparation necessary for carrying out one’s goals in daily life.

                    "In one of his letters, the Daishonin strongly cautions his youthful disciple Nanjo Tokimitsu to never let his mind stray, but to remain firm in faith at all times (cf. WND-2, 638).

                    "A strong determination is not something that changes or shifts with momentary feelings or emotions. Neither is a vow. Great things are only accomplished with the resolve or commitment to continue challenging oneself, taking one step forwards after another, no matter what."


                    SGI Newsletter No. 8708, Our Brilliant Path to Victory, Bring Forth Fresh Passion and Energy!—Part 2 [of 2], from the 19th Oct., 2012, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated 22nd Jan. 2013

                    [1] Translated from Japanese. Edouard Calic, Amunzen: Kyokuchi Tankenka no Eiko to Higeki (Amundsen: The Glory and Tragedy of a Polar Explorer), translated by Takeo Niizeki and Kenji Matsutani (Tokyo: Hakusuisha, 1967), p. 57.
                    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                      "What is most important is that, by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo alone, you can attain Buddhahood. It will no doubt depend on the strength of your faith. To have faith is the basis of Buddhism."

                      (The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 832) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", January 30th, 2013
                      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                        "Were they not Bodhisattvas of the Earth, they could not chant the daimoku."

                        (The True Aspect of All Phenomena - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 385)
                        Selection source: The New Human Revolution, Seikyo Shimbun, January 12th, 2013
                        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                          "In a way, life can be described as a struggle to never lose hope. Life, and especially the days of your youth, can seem like a series of problems and worries—when your test scores are bad, or your family situation is tough, or you’re struggling with money, or when there’s a huge gap between your ideals and reality, and so forth. You may start to think that you’re no good, that you’re helpless, and feel negative about yourself and despair. But that’s not true. Buddhism teaches that we are all born with a noble mission in life and can all shine in our own unique way. And how do we make ourselves shine? Through persevering.

                          “Certainly things don’t always work out as we hope. We experience failures, we have setbacks, and at times we may even lose our drive for life. But at such times, we need to get back on our feet again and advance towards our goals. Having that kind of perseverance is crucial.

                          “Tell yourself, ‘It’s fine that I’m not capable enough yet! I don’t care how others see me!’ filled with the determination to not be defeated!”


                          SGI Newsletter No. 8696. The New Human Revolution––Vol. 26: Chap. 1,Atsuta 31, translated 8th Jan., 2013
                          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                            "Unity does not mean forcing everyone into a single, uniform mold. Nichiren Daishonin writes: 'If the spirit of many in body but one in mind prevails among the people, they will achieve all their goals, whereas if one in body but different in mind, they can achieve nothing remarkable' (WND-1, 618). He says 'many in body,' not 'one in body.' It is important for us to respect each other’s individuality, assist and support each other in a spirit of friendship and goodwill, and enable everyone to make the most of their unique qualities."

                            SGI Newsletter No. 8650, Humanistic Teachings for Victory, (6) Unity Is a Powerful Force for Victory, Standing Up Resolutely. From 18th April 18, 2012, issue of the Soka Shimpo, the Soka Gakkai youth division’s fortnightly newspaper, translated 15th Oct. 2012
                            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                              "Not once have I thought of retreat."

                              (The Great Battle - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Volume 2, page 465) Selection source: SGI President Ikeda's guidance, Seikyo Shimbun, October 21st, 2012
                              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                                hello brothers im Back =)
                                Go home and read these beautiful words is always a great pleasure...


                                keep on chanting!!!

                                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!
                                My soul smells of Canapa!

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