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    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
    (Medical Patient In Compliance)

    Nam myoho renge kyo !! Mugi wasshin
    your bud
    babba

    Peace/ Be here now

    Babba's Farm L.L.C.


    The political views, or conspiracy theories, of icmag ownership, do not reflect my own views and are sole property of the participants

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      OK Bud, just got done layin' down two more for four for the day. I don't know if you are already out the door or not, but go kick some ass and take some names today. We got your back all the way--you both are ever-present in our minds today.

      We love you guys!

      Oso re ru na!
      Make ru na!
      Shinjin!

      Kin no katchi!


      Much love and deepest respect!!!

      Thomas, stonegirl, and the Doobie Brothers and Sisters

      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!!!
      Last edited by PassTheDoobie; 01-16-2008, 19:05.
      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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        To all of our SGI friends all around the world, I have my palms together with my sincerest appreciation and respect for all of your efforts, struggles and selfless dedication for the sake of kosen-rufu. We, the SGI have won! Now, brimming with the life force from the eternal prime point of life (kuon ganjo)*, let's prepare to make a great start to a new year of complete victory!

        * The important thing is right now -- the present moment. Our present inner resolve, our determination, enables us to sever the bonds of karmic causality by the strength arising from within and enter the sure path of happiness.

        Faith in the Buddhism of the true cause, which constantly arises from the wellspring of life, enables us to develop a state of eternal happiness and to lead a supreme existence. The spirit of the Buddhism of the true cause is the spirit of limitless hope and eternal advance.

        Therefore, each day we return to the point of departure at life's wellspring, and from there we begin to advance anew. Doing gongyo and chanting daimoku is the secret teaching for returning to the world of kuon ganjo. Everyday, we set forth from kuon ganjo. Faith to continually set forth from this eternal prime point is faith of the Buddhism of the true cause.
        (Lectures on the "Expedient Means" and "Life Span" Chapters of the Lotus Sutra by Daisaku Ikeda, Vol. 3, page 25)
        Last edited by PassTheDoobie; 01-16-2008, 15:15.
        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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          got your back big time Babba's!!!

          peace

          bonz






          Nam myoho renge kyo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~
          Last edited by Bonzo; 01-16-2008, 19:06.
          Bonzo BoUnCeS back...

          FREEDOM for BONZ

          "When one objectively acknowledges, accepts, and embraces one's weaknesses; they in fact, no longer continue to be that."(PTD)

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            How great it is to be reminded first thing in the morning that we are the treasure tower and to treat ourselves as such. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo! Thank You all for your amazing quotes! Thanks T for your welcome, it is about time! Mr and Mrs. B we are sending much daimoku to you with the conviction of the mighty lion! There is no obstacle that we cannot overcome with the power of Daimoku!

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              Nichiren said, "The heart is most important".

              this thread has so much heart I am amazed. More D's to the Babba's from here.

              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
              SoCal

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                The SGI Movement and the Way of the Bodhisattva

                The SGI Movement and the Way of the Bodhisattva

                In Nichiren Buddhism, the fundamental practice is that of reciting the mantra Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to the mandala(Gohonzon) inscribed by Nichiren for the purpose of enabling people to manifest the wisdom of the ninth or amala consciousness. In this manner, we seek to transform consciousness and gain wisdom, awaken the Buddha nature that is one with the cosmic life-force and to establish a boddhisattvic self.

                Nichiren identifies four virtues of the bodhisattva as true self, eternity, purity and joy.

                The virtue of true self might be understood as the experience of expansive freedom and hope that is rooted in a sense of unity with the life-force of the cosmos. Eternity indicates the creativity inherent in the life of the universe that drives constant renewal and rejuvenation; the vitality to surmount any obstacle. Purity is the function of the cosmic life to cleanse the restrictive egotism that stains and distorts the self. Finally, the virtue of joy is the quality of self-realization, a life-state of utter confidence and serenity based on one's identification with the universal life.

                Nichiren asserts that a genuine bodhisattva manifests the entire spectrum of these four virtues. And it is these virtues, true self, eternity, purity and joy, that enable the bodhisattva to transform negative circumstances into the occasion for growth and the creation of value. It is for this reason that the bodhisattva does not avoid or retreat from the difficulties and challenges of life, but rather places her- or himself in their very midst, acknowledging and confronting them head-on.

                Nichiren describes the benefit of the reciting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo as that of transforming the inevitable sufferings of living--what Buddhism terms the "four sufferings" of birth, aging, illness and death--into the four virtues of true self, eternity, purity and joy. The bodhisattva, by transforming those experiences that are so often the cause of great suffering into the opportunity for development and advancement, inspires others to pursue a path of "transforming consciousness and gaining wisdom."

                Through active engagement with others, we can continually strengthen and deepen this bodhisattvic self, in an endeavor that is not limited to the pursuit of personal happiness, but involves a commitment to the realization of peace, both for humankind and for the entire biosphere.

                The work of the Soka Gakkai International to promote a contemporary movement of the Bodhisattva Way is rooted in the efforts of individuals to transform their inner, psychic cosmos. By manifesting wisdom in all layers of consciousness, and encouraging the development of this wisdom in our families, communities and societies, we seek to overcome the delusions that give rise to a host of well-rehearsed personal and social ills: from the sense of disempowerment that plagues so many people, to intra- and intersocietal conflicts, to ecological destruction. While the path of the bodhisattva may represent a gradualist approach, we are confident that it represents a fundamental transformation, with the power to change for the better the lives both of individuals and of all humankind.
                SoCal

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                  When a tree has been transplanted, though fierce winds may blow, it
                  will not topple if it has a firm stake to hold it up. But even a tree
                  that has grown up in place may fall over if its roots are weak. Even a
                  feeble person will not stumble if those supporting him are strong, but
                  a person of considerable strength, when alone, may fall down on an
                  uneven path.


                  (WND, 598)
                  Three Tripitaka Masters Pray for Rain
                  Written to the lay priest Nishiyama on June 22, 1275
                  SoCal

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                    "Doing gongyo every day is a challenge. Introducing others to the
                    practice is a challenge. Getting people to subscribe to our
                    publications is a challenge. Attending meetings is a challenge.
                    Sometimes it can all become too much and leave one feeling negative and
                    wanting to take a break! Since we are human beings, it's only natural
                    that we might feel this way on occasion. The important thing, however,
                    is not to spin out of the orbit of faith. I hope you will continue to
                    pursue the path of Buddhahood steadily and patiently, encouraging one
                    another on your journey."


                    Daisaku Ikeda
                    SoCal

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                      Peace Is Born From a Willingness to Listen

                      Violence is born from a wounded spirit: a spirit burned and blistered by the fire of arrogance; a spirit split and frayed by the frustration of powerlessness; a spirit dry and parched by a thirst for meaning in life; a spirit shriveled and shrunk by feelings of inferiority. The anger that results from injured self-respect, from humiliation, erupts as violence. The culture of violence that delights in crushing and subduing others by force spreads throughout society, often amplified by the media.

                      American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a student of Gandhi's philosophy, said that a person whose spirit is in turmoil cannot practice nonviolence.

                      From a healed, peaceful heart, humility is born; from humility, a willingness to listen to others is born; from a willingness to listen to others, mutual understanding is born; and from mutual understanding, a peaceful society is born.

                      Nonviolence is the highest form of humility and the highest form of courage. Prime Minister Nehru said that the essence of Gandhi's teachings was fearlessness. The Mahatma taught that the strong are not vindictive and that it is the brave who are able to engage in dialogue.

                      Daisaku Ikeda
                      SoCal

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                        Hurry up and wait come back in a month..... had to go through the process and then be set free. All a bit of a pain but never worried. I have lots of ppl with lots of mystical power working with me Another month of Daimoku and it should suffer melt down no problem. Some awfully powerful forces at work! Wants details dont be afraid to pm much love to you all !!
                        Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                        (Medical Patient In Compliance)

                        Nam myoho renge kyo !! Mugi wasshin
                        your bud
                        babba

                        Peace/ Be here now

                        Babba's Farm L.L.C.


                        The political views, or conspiracy theories, of icmag ownership, do not reflect my own views and are sole property of the participants

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                          How To Change The Core of Your Life

                          How To Change The Core of Your Life
                          by Ted Morino

                          Before you begin- RELAX, CLEAR YOUR HEAD, CLEAR YOUR HEART! But especially,
                          your head- your mind. Relax emotionally, mentally, physically. It is Important
                          to be very natural.

                          When your chant, you really need to use your eyes. FOCUS ON THE GOHONZON.
                          Then listen to your voice. Focus on the center part of the Gohonzon: "Myoho"
                          (mystic law). You have to use your eyes. This is extremely important. When you
                          really use your eyes, your mind stops. Clear your mind by strongly focusing
                          your eyes. Let your thoughts rest by using your eyes. When your busy thinking
                          all the time, your brain is sucking energy. This means your brains is getting
                          stronger (which isn't healthy), but your core isn't changing because the energy
                          isn't being directed there.

                          What you really have to do is look powerfully at the Gohonzon and let your
                          mind relax. The Gohonzon in your life already knows your worries and desires.
                          Keep everything in your heart-JUST CHANT WITH YOUR EYES LOCKED ON THE GOHONZON.
                          Then when you chant, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo comes in tune with the core of your
                          life, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo will melt away and dissolve Karma. Nam Myoho Renge
                          Kyo will change into strength, so you can become strong and clear minded enough
                          to accomplish your desires.

                          In this way you should come to enjoy the act of chanting because you are
                          feeling the core of your life. You're fusing the highest potentiol in your
                          life, represented by the Gohonzon (kyochi myogo). WHEN YOU'RE THINKING
                          STRATEGIES YOU ARE NOT CHANGING YOUR KARMA.

                          Question- When I chant I often imagine what I want. I picture it in my mind.
                          I see it happening in my mind. Is that okay?

                          Answer- Positive imaginations are a good thing, but not strategies. If you
                          begin imagining how to make it happen, instead of the images of it, then your
                          are strategizing.

                          Prayer should come from the heart! The gohonzon knows your worries and
                          desires, keep them in your heart, focus on the Gohonzon and SIMPLY CHANT. If
                          you can do simple good daimoku and gongyo, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo goes more
                          strongly and more deeply to expand you, to dissove difficult karma, and to
                          generate positive results. Daimoku should come from your core. If it comes from
                          the brain, the brain becomes stronger, and so does the confusion.

                          When you close your eyes or divert them from the Gohonzon, the power to fuse
                          the core of you life with the Gohonzon weakens and the mind plays around. Chant
                          clearly, confidently, comfortably. We need to keep checking ourselves. It is easy
                          to get carred away by forces of old habits and chant emotionally while uptight.

                          DON'T READ WHILE YOU CHANT! DON'T WRITE NOTES WHILE YOU CHANT! DON'T DO
                          ANYTHING WHILE YOU CHANT! JUST CHANT!

                          When you read, read, When you chant, chant. After good daimoku, you may
                          read, or your schedule may require you to get right to work or do things you
                          need to do. you may have a busy life, but don't have a busy daimoku. Don't be
                          busy while you chant- FOCUS! Through focused daimoku, you can melt away
                          negative karma. Karma will be dissolved. Chanting is a time to cultivate your
                          life, not think about your strategies. Daimoku is the time to enrich your Buddha
                          Nature, not the time to have a planning meeting for your day or your life.
                          SoCal

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                            Ha!

                            Originally posted by Babbabud
                            Hurry up and wait come back in a month..... had to go through the process and then be set free. All a bit of a pain but never worried. I have lots of ppl with lots of mystical power working with me Another month of Daimoku and it should suffer melt down no problem. Some awfully powerful forces at work! Wants details dont be afraid to pm much love to you all !!
                            Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                            WHAT A BENEFIT!!!

                            MANY THANKS TO THE BABBAS FOR THE GREAT GOOD FORTUNE WE ARE ALL CREATING! Let's evolve as living examples of itai-doshin and show the world what the power of faith can achieve. We are all Buddhas.

                            Let's do our job!

                            Much love and deep respect as I bow in obeisance to the continuing growth we are each achieving through our devotion to one another! Compassion is the doorway to wisdom. The more we care, the wiser we become, and the more capable we are in repelling attacks from our own fundamental darkness.

                            Well done guys!

                            T (PS: Great posts SoCal! Thank you!!!)
                            Last edited by PassTheDoobie; 01-17-2008, 05:40.
                            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                              VICTORY!much to say little keyboard haha perhaps a sign from the universe big victory little victory the key word is victory...we shall keep the momentum going WASHOI! thats old school right there, although i dont know if i spelled it right loving u supporting u chanting by u always Babbas!
                              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                              georgialouwho

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                                We can do it!!!!!! Together, one force. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

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