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    I'm really glad you'r safe brother MyohoDisco, keep your faith strong!

    Daimoku for Spaceman and Lola, wish you to be happy both.

    Dutchgrown: i have simmilar experience from the start of my practice. I still get the chills now but not so often like in the start. I think that this happens from the freedome and gratitude that you get from the realization of something that you've never felt and known before. Every time Nam Myoho Renge Kyo sheds a light on another aspect in my life I get the same feeling.
    When we plant the seed of happiness that is faith and carefully tend its growth,
    it will produce fruit without fail. We have to bear in mind, however, that we
    cannot plant a seed today and expect it to bear fruit tomorrow. That's not
    reasonable and Buddhism is reason. If we persevere in the practice of "faith
    equals daily life" in accord with reason, then our prayers will definitely be
    answered. This is Nichiren Daishonin's promise to us. And his words are true
    beyond any doubt.


    Daisaku Ikeda
    I'm really struggling on the bolded part, not just believing DI but also to every other being close to me. But i'm glad i realized that that's not gonna stop me because i trust NMRK i just lack the patience, always did.

    I'm like the horny elephants that get crazy from the hormones and scavenge through Africa leaving devastation behind.

    Am really working hard to believe i can get over this, have tried so many times, and failed repeatedly, but patience is the key, i will win someday i know that.

    Peace and happiness to my fellow elephant brothers, thank you for being here
    Growing every day of our lives
    ~Nam-Myoho~Renge~Kyo~

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      "Develop the mind of equilibrium.
      You will always be getting praise and blame,
      but do not let either affect the poise of the mind:
      follow the calmness, the absence of pride."
      -Sutta Nipata


      "These teachings are like a raft, to be abandoned once you have crossed the flood.
      Since you should abandon even good states of mind generated by these teachings,
      How much more so should you abandon bad states of mind!
      Conquer the angry man by love.
      Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness.
      Conquer the miser with generosity.
      Conquer the liar with truth."
      -The Dhammapada


      "The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done,
      we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change.
      So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger,
      but in wisdom, understanding and love."
      -Jennifer Edwards



      "Let your love flow outward through the universe,
      To its height, its depth, its broad extent,
      A limitless love, without hatred or enmity.
      Then as you stand or walk,
      Sit or lie down,
      As long as you are awake,
      Strive for this with a one-pointed mind;
      Your life will bring heaven to earth."
      -Sutta Nipata




      Today I felt as though a man had wronged me, and so I turned to chanting and reading to remind myself of the beauty of accepting and loving my fellow man for who is, even the parts and pieces of his state and person that may agitate the waters of my calm. And to remind myself not to be prideful of my own state, but instead to focus on that which is. Accepting with love the world around me,

      Alexis
      *smiles*
      Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Nam Myoho Renge Kyo




      ~Nam Myoho Renge Kyo~
      -Current Lineup-
      Blueberry Rhino, DJ Shorts BlueBerry, Blue Dream, The Dutch, looking for 3 new strains atm.

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        Very nice- very inspiring, thanks -Caille- Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

        In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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          Stay Strong, everyone! Tough times come, they really do suck, and then we get strong. We band together under the umbrella of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo an weather the storm!!!!!!

          In Search of Earth's finest nuggets.

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            Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

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              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo! Lose 58 Pounds so far and going....I could not have do it with out all of you 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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                Just wanted to pop in and say hello to all my chanting friends : ) I have been living the sober life as of late. My spiritual program has made and continues to make it possible and enjoyable. My idea of a higher power is an eclectic sort but is strongly grounded in many of the ideas that I learned from this thread. It was all about finding a sufficient substitute to mj : ) meditation and chanting has taken on that role.

                my heart goes out to everyone. hope you all had a wonderful holidays and may the new year bless each and everyone of you.

                much love - bartender187
                nam myoho renge kyo

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                  What makes our lives truly honourable is neither money nor social status. Rather, it is decided by how earnestly and sincerely we dedicate our lives to helping those people who are suffering or encountering hardships.

                  Daisaku Ikeda
                  Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                    "And could not this illness of your husband's be the Buddha's design, because the Vimalakirti and Nirvana sutras both teach that sick people will surely attain Buddhahood? Illness gives rise to the resolve to attain the way."

                    (The Good Medicine for All Ills - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 937) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, Jan. 9th, 2010
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                    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                      I am so happy to see my friend Bartender! Way to go with your program Brother! You keep after it! It sounds like its working for you! Stay strong and keep chanting! And don't be a stranger here! I appreciated so much your five hundred page back-up! How about a seven-fifty rendition? Is it possible? I hope to see you here often man. You have truly been in my thoughts and I am very happy to hear that you are!

                      Much love and deepest respect,

                      Thomas
                      Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                        Chris, we have been short of help in the last week and I have been buried with kids as well as other things! I will be with you next!

                        DG! I love scalp tingling! I still get it too. And rush is the appropriate word, for sure. I'm sure I speak for all Chanting Growers in acknowledging your great new line of beans! You are looking totally top-shelf--as anyone who knows you would expect it to be. Well done Sister! Keep chanting the Daimoku that I can see and feel that you are!~

                        Well done Forest! Keep going! You know you're going to make your goal!

                        Alexis, you are very cool indeed! I hope we can count on your continuous sharing. You have a lot to share! Thank you for being generous with your time and heart!

                        Hit and Scegy, it's good to see you two staying close to home. Please continue.

                        Sister T, thanks for my SMILES!


                        Chant for Lapides!


                        Bud, SoCal, Easy, Sleepy and the many many Chanting Growers that I have not mentioned, thanks for being my friends and sticking around for seven-hundred fifty pages of candid conversation and encouragement toward one another!

                        Much love and deepest respect!

                        T
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                        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                          Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

                          Sounds like everyone is busy getting the New Year off to a grand start! Projects blossoming, people chanting, all sorts of goodness going on around here...

                          Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

                          I couldn't think of anything else to say, but that says it all, I think...

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                            "Buddhism primarily concerns itself with victory or defeat."

                            (The Hero of the World - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 835) Selection source: SGI President Ikeda's speech, Seikyo Shimbun, Jan. 10th, 2010
                            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                              To all our youth and youthful spirited, never be discouraged, never lose heart, no matter what your circumstances might be. Those who uphold this faith and practice, throughout their lives, will most certainly, at the end of the day, be victorious!

                              Daisaku Ikeda
                              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                                "As the South American independence hero Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) once wrote: 'The difficulties could not frighten me, the greatness of the work excited my passion.' The fires of true passion will incinerate all difficulties and trials."

                                SGI Newsletter No. 7909, The New Human Revolution--Vol. 23: Chap. 1, The Future 17, translated Jan. 8th, 2010
                                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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