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    "No one should lightly choose death. The true brilliance of being human shines when we strive to live out our lives with all the vigour we can summon, no matter what adversity we face."

    SGI Newsletter No. 7801, The New Human Revolution--Vol. 22: Chap. 3, High Seas 23,
    translated June 22nd, 2009
    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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      Good morning brothas! It has been a whirlwind of a week. I have kept myself preoccupied mostly. I had my cousin over and he irritates the hell out of me but the mild irritation was just what I needed to keep my mind off of the tragedy. We have been joking about it this morning. It is freezing cold here but still a very pretty day. I am still working my way through the thread one page at a time and really feel like I am stuck to a breat book that I cannot put down. I hope to get my puter fixed soon so I can type a little more.

      PTD... i am still here and check in daily. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts. You have really opened up a new world for me.

      Payaso... Thanks for keeping in touch bro. I smile when I see a waiting pm from you.

      I know I will get to know everybody soon enough. Until then...

      Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!
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      R.i.P Spaceman... We will miss you brother.

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        Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

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          Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
          HEAVYWEIGHT - FAST & VAST(SOON)
          HOL-ALIEN DOUBLE DOG BLUE STREAK & PAPAYAXXLCH9 - JACKTHE KALI


          RIP BROTHER MOTH, BROTHER HILLBILLIEONPCP
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          Jah & Happiness = NAM MYO HORENGE KYO

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            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

            great start to the year! I have a very strong feeling that... This will be the best year yet!

            My friends big babba and sweet sister babba with the benefit of fallenbuddha and me lady had a grande ole time ringing in the year of awesomeness. We ended the year together in unity. That was important because we support our (each other's) practice consistently that puts into practice what us chanting growers do. I'm so grateful for the introduction to Buddhism the kindest brother I could ever have shared with me when it mattered most.

            Many people continue to do shakubuku through the lineage of great Buddhas from this gathering. That hits home!

            All of the amazing things I felt and remembered in 2009 will bring me closer to appreciating Gohonzon more and learning to chant more often during 2010. Chanting with appreciation I'll make that happen again. Every year for the rest of my life I want to chant more than the last. I'm totally grateful for this thread's development and unlimited support!

            Happy New Year (again)! WOOOOOOOT!

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              "It is the heart that is important. No matter how earnestly Nichiren prays for you, if you lack faith, it will be like trying to set fire to wet tinder. Spur yourself to muster the power of faith."

              (The Strategy of the Lotus Sutra - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 1000) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, Jan. 4th, 2010
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              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                "A sword is 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 armed with an iron staff."

                (Reply to Kyo'o - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 412) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, June 12th, 2009
                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                  "And yet, though one might point at the earth and miss it, though one might bind up the sky, though the tides might cease to ebb and flow and the sun rise in the west, it could never come about that the prayers of the Lotus Sutra would go unanswered."

                  (On Prayer - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 345) Selection source: Living Buddhism, Seikyo Shimbun, June 15th, 2009
                  Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                    "First of all, as to the question of where exactly hell and the Buddha exist, one sutra states that hell exists underground, and another sutra says that the Buddha is in the west. Closer examination, however, reveals that both exist in our five-foot body. This must be true because hell is in the heart of a person who inwardly despises his father and disregards his mother. It is like the lotus seed, which contains both blossom and fruit. In the same way, the Buddha dwells within our hearts."

                    New Year's Gosho
                    (The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 1137)

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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: Preparation for Buddhist Study Exams, Seikyo Shimbun, Jan. 5th, 2010
                      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                        "Ultimately, worldwide kosen-rufu begins with encouraging the person right in front of us. This is because the fundamental spirit of the Lotus Sutra is to enable each person to awaken to the supreme nobility of their own life, and allow them to freely tap the wisdom and power of their innate Buddhahood."

                        SGI Newsletter No. 7905, New Year’s Message, Creating a Century of Life, a Century of Peace, translated Jan. 4th, 2010
                        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                          We buried Spaceman yesterday. It was definitely a major learning experience. I felt honored to be such a major part of the services.

                          Again I chanted in the shower beforehand. I think it gave me the extra strength to complete my duties as pallbearer. Now I am studying more. Doing my research because I have found something that helps me cope.

                          I shall chant Nam myoho renge kyo for all of you and for family.

                          I have been chanting instead of playing the radio in the car.

                          I feel good. Even with the tragedy. I feel good
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                          R.i.P Spaceman... We will miss you brother.

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                            You are already a lay practitioner and therefore one of the "good men" described
                            in the sutra. One who listens to even a sentence or phrase of the sutra and
                            cherishes it deep in one's heart may be likened to a ship that crosses the sea
                            of the sufferings of birth and death. The Great Teacher Miao-lo stated, "Even a
                            single phrase cherished deep in one's heart will without fail help one reach the
                            opposite shore. To ponder one phrase and practice it is to exercise navigation."


                            (WND, 33)
                            A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering
                            Written to Shiiji Shiro on April 28, 1261
                            SoCal

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                              Life is a series of changes, a succession of ups and downs. But those who
                              possess a prime point, a home to which they can return no matter what happens,
                              are strong. To come home to the world of friendship in the SGI, to talk things
                              over and prepare for a fresh departure -- this is the way I hope all of you will
                              live. When you do, you will advance upon a fundamentally unerring path to
                              happiness.


                              Daisaku Ikeda
                              SoCal

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                                chanting

                                Originally posted by swampdank View Post
                                We buried Spaceman yesterday. It was definitely a major learning experience. I felt honored to be such a major part of the services.

                                Again I chanted in the shower beforehand. I think it gave me the extra strength to complete my duties as pallbearer. Now I am studying more. Doing my research because I have found something that helps me cope.

                                I shall chant Nam myoho renge kyo for all of you and for family.

                                I have been chanting instead of playing the radio in the car.

                                I feel good. Even with the tragedy. I feel good
                                Very very cool you are chanting Many of us start in the shower or when we are driving ..... woooooooop !!! So happy for you !!
                                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.


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