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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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      Originally posted by SoCal Hippy
      "This lifetime will never come again; it is precious and irreplaceable.
      To live without regret, it is crucial for us to have a concrete purpose
      and continually set goals and challenges for ourselves. It is equally
      important that we keep moving toward specific targets steadily and
      tenaciously, one step at a time."


      Daisaku Ikeda
      Wow, Wow, and Wow for this whole Thread.

      I quoted the above, because it is easy to reference. (Thanks SoCalHippy)

      First, congrats to DutchGrown and Gypsy for the positive result.

      I do not classify myself when it comes to Metaphysics. I am no religous scholar, but do have a bit of background with Philosophy. I have never studied any Eastern Religions.

      I just learned that though I do not chant, I am an active and living Buddhist.
      Ever since 1997, I have believed that we need to live for happiness, to bring positivity to the world, and if our work could reflect that; so much the better.
      It also took me till that time in my life to realize that you can plan and reach almost anything you put your mind to.

      To tie this into the site, this occured ten years into my cannabis using history. I know my realization came as a result of my own being and my own upbringing, all the parts that influenced who I am. It also was the result of outside influence of life, those great events that occur way beyond our power or control. In my case, it was my best friend (brother is easier as I am an only child) becoming injured. The day after he got married, he broke his neck and has been in a wheelchair with limited use of his arms since then.
      That broke me down and made me realize what life should be about.

      Since then, that un-named until now for me philosophy has guided me. It has resulted in the opening of a business (completely legal and helpful to the public with medical problems), growing super kind bud for me and my wife for the past ten years, working to better my relationship with my wife and partner for life, and even planning to walk the 2200 mile Appalachian Trail.

      Funny that I found a name for what I do on IC. Karma walks.

      peace
      jip

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        Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

        Jipedestran so glad to see your seeking spirit has brought you to the "Chanting Growers Thread". Its our hope that you will give chanting a try. This has been a wonderous thread and experience for many of us. Please spend some time reading the thread and hopefully chanting a bit. This thread also gave a name to my beliefs and has been a great source of strength for my family. Hope to see you drop in again. Wish I had a bit more time .. work calls. Hope to see you soon
        Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Like the Roar of the Lion !!
        (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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          Whats up; Mr.&MrsBabbabud, Socal, GeorgiaLouwho, Bonzo, PTD, Baccas, Bart, DG, Gy&SG,

          I second babba's motion, WELCOME jipedestran!!! We're all "seeking spirits" on this thread and trying to associate brute facts and truth with our life experiences to culminate in a realistic lifestyle (Buddhism). This Buddhism is very different from all the other sects I've read upon and studied, the major differences that quickly come to mind are: 1)Only one rule: Just chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo! 2)Totally modern No Bullshit Peace & Happiness Movement 3)The coolest people I know chant 4) NO Priests No BS NO Homhum theories leading to no where = ONLY RESULTS!

          Also this is NOT SELF-HELP but it is in my opinion akin to tapping into the collective consciousness of mankind and living your life to its fullest potential! Easier said than done, but through chanting, exploring this thread, meeting other chanters, and sharing your results with your environment, friends, and family enlightenment is on the way (and surely it will be tailor made for you just as this life is and your goals and dreams are just tailor made for you!). I chant for everything and anything my heart desires, the results really are accelerated because I try my best to help others consistently and try and support any person I can in anyway. Living this way helps sustain happiness in my life! I've had a really rough and rocky week and I'm also anticipating some huge breakthroughs in my life so lets see where the chips fall but I'm confident my determination to succeed in sharing this amazing practice with others is the way I supposed to be going right now and this "Middle Way" provides loads of answers and reasons to seemingly paradoxical situations!

          With Sound Arguments, Substantiating Sound Guidance and Encouragement, you too could enjoy the life experience of chanting the Lion's Roar of

          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

          "Though this mandala has but five or seven characters, it is the teacher of all Buddhas throughout the three existences and the seal that guarantees the enlightenment of all women. It will a lamp in the darkness of the road to the next world and a fine horse to carry you over the mountains of death. It is like the sun and moon in the heavens or Mount Sumeru on earth. It is a ship to ferry people over the sea of the sufferings of birth and death. It is the teacher who leads all people to Buddhahood and enlightenment."
          Reference:

          WND Page 414
          Page 414 On Offering Prayers to the Mandala of the Mystic Law
          Written to Sennichi-ama in 1273 from Sado - Ichinosawa

          *Mandala= Gohonzon*
          Last edited by EasyMyohoDisco; 02-22-2008, 12:12.

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            Hi everyone! Welcome jipedestran!

            Tomorrow I'm facilitating the meeting. My District Leader asked me if I would. It will be a first time. I'm honored and nervous!

            Discussion questions:

            What actions can we take as boddhisatvas to help re-vitalize our lives?

            What is the best way to overcome stagnation?
            Last edited by Hitman; 02-23-2008, 02:45.

            In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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              I can't think of anything but chanting! I mean the answer is chanting!
              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

              In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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                Originally posted by Hitman
                Hi everyone! Welcome jipedestran!

                Tomorrow I'm facilitating the meeting. My District Leader asked me if I would. It will be a first time. I'm honored and nervous!

                Discussion questions:

                What actions can we take as boddhisatvas to help re-vitalize our lives?

                What is the best way to overcome stagnation?
                Hey Hitman,

                Glad to see you posting! Good luck on the meeting, I know you'll knock one outta the park! Well I like these questions, here are my answers:

                1) As a Bodhisattva of the Earth, its very important for me to support others in A) Finding out about this Buddhism B) Support the new introductions I make by sharing guidance, experiences, inviting them to meetings, making followup calls, and strengthening bonds and connections. C) Inspire, Support, and speak candidly to existing members about anything and everything, The only thing I shy away from is my marijuana lifestyle because that is very very personal here in the states. D) Chanting consistently everyday rain or shine!

                2) Gongyo twice a day, chanting daimoku more than an hour a day as well. Its very important to keep the connection open with Gohonzon otherwise you start lagging in other aspects of your life, as recently proven by me all week and today with constant 'hiccups' or bumps in the road to success. Either way even one daimoku could revitalize you but its recommended in my humble opinion to always chant more and shoot for more daimoku. Reading Goshos morning and night keep the fire burning inside!!!! Going to school also makes me feel like I will surpass my expectations in life and actually earn an awesome college diploma by going to school and not have people offer me free diplomas without attending to the required coursework and curriculum. Positive moves go a long long way, which reminds me....

                I gotta get busy and moving, I wish everyone all the best and a Happy New year!

                Peace,
                MyohoDisco

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                  Thank you very much EasyMyohoDisco! It is great to see and hear your words!

                  This Hits for you! Never Ceasing to Help Others! Nam Myoho Renge Kyo! Heritage of Human Life.

                  In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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                    PTD, and anybody else, must ask my warriors how I can read about "Never Ceasing to Help Others" Jan. World Tribune

                    And the Gosho Page 218, Vol I Writings of Nichiren Diashonin.

                    I know you have written it but I don't know where to find it. Wish I could make it appear from a quick index.

                    Thanks everyone,

                    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, Sincerely to you all

                    I don't feel up for this -Sanshoshima-has closed all outlets at the moment. I have to get me life back on track and smooth out again. I know I need this but I'm fighting it for some awful reason.

                    Me

                    In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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                      How nice it was. People making people feel good. Lot's of Hope. Lots of Daimoku. Postive experience from experienced members. Honest Faith. Automatic actual proof. Believe I went from not wanting to go to feeling positive. Stirring up one's buddha nature is so vital and so necessary.

                      This next hits for you all!

                      In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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                        Good morning,

                        Just fought back and motivated myself to do daimoku, morning gongyo and more daimoku. Nothing compared to you big guns, just a several minutes, but it's a start. Have to avoid stagnation and beat those devils back. Coming up on a hard week, let's persevere together. You are in my heart. The cold gives us color and we must cherish it! "I want to change so bad" she said as she choked back the tears. When one comes in contact with one's buddha nature it is wonderous! A-A-O!

                        Hitman

                        In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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                          Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

                          Mr. Toda once said:
                          We use the word self [to refer to ourselves], but this word actually refers to the universe. When we ask how the life of the universe is different from the life of each one of you, the only differences we find are those of our bodies and minds. Your life and that of the universe are the same.
                          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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                            I hope you are doing well Bubbabud. Peace to you and your family.

                            In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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                              Doing very well here Hitman .. thankyou so much for the great Daimoku!!
                              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

                              "Muster your faith, and pray to the Gohonzon. Then what is there that cannot be achieved!"

                              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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                                No matter how humble a person may be, if his wisdom is the least bit
                                greater than yours, you should ask him about the meaning of the sutra.
                                But the people in this evil age are so arrogant, prejudiced, and
                                attached to fame and profit that they are afraid that, should they
                                become the disciple of a humble person or try to learn something from
                                him, they will be looked down upon by others. They never rid themselves
                                of this wrong attitude, so they seem to be destined for the evil paths.


                                (WND, 757)
                                The Fourteen Slanders
                                Written to the lay priest Matsuno Rokuro Saemon on December 9, 1276
                                SoCal

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