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    Originally posted by Babbabud View Post
    From "The Oneness of Mentor and Disciple", in the SGI Quarterly, January 2010, page 28.

    Buddhism is a philosophy with the aim of empowering people. Its central premise is that each person has the innate capacity to triumph in any circumstances in which they find themselves, to surmount any source of suffering, transforming it into a source of growth and strength. It is a philosophy established on the conviction that there exist within the lives of each of us at each moment inexhaustible reserves of courage, wisdom, compassion and creative energy.

    Nam myoho renge kyo !!
    Wow, Bud that is very profound and appreciate you posting it. Been 5 weeks since I last checked in; have a little bit of catching up to do.

    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
    SoCal

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      Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
      "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 practitioner of the Lotus Sutra would go unanswered."

      (On Prayer - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 345) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, February 17th, 2010
      I missed reading this passage on its anniversary date of 2/17. One of my favorite gosho quotes.
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        Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
        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."

        (Happiness in This World - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.1, page 681) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, February 18th, 2010
        Well, these words are immortal and lately I haven't lived up to them. Must get back to the basics.

        Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
        SoCal

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          The Proof of the Lotus Sutra / WND pg. 1108


          T! Thanks for posting this gosho.


          “Since this is the case, when ordinary people in the latter age believe in even one or two words of the Lotus Sutra, they are embracing the teaching to which the Buddhas of the ten directions have given credence. I wonder what karma we created in the past to have been born as such persons, and I am filled with joy. …….
          Many people, both high and low, have admonished or threatened you, but you have refused to give up your faith. Since you now appear certain to attain Buddhahood, perhaps the heavenly devil and evil spirits (5) are using illness to try to intimidate you. Life in this world is limited. Never be even the least bit afraid!

          And you demons, by making this man suffer, are you trying to swallow a sword point first, or embrace a raging fire, or become the archenemy of the Buddhas of the ten directions in the three existences? How terrible this will be for you! Should you not cure this man’s illness immediately, act rather as his protectors, and escape from the grievous sufferings that are the lot of demons? If you fail to do so, will you not have your heads broken into seven pieces in this life (6) and fall into the great hell of incessant suffering in your next life! Consider it deeply. Consider it. If you ignore my words, you will certainly regret it later."
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            We must absolutely never give up on prayer. He declares: "Muster your faith, and pray to this Gohonzon. Then what is there that cannot be achieved?" (WND, 412). We need to pray "as though to produce fire from damp wood or to obtain water from parched ground" (WND, 444). - (The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra, Volume 5, page 152)

            Thanks again T for some awesome quotes as they are great reinforcements on what and how.
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              Thanks T.

              I forwarded this to my daughters. Lisa is now a YWD Chapter Leader (because of Lola) and Jessica has started chanting again after Lisa's incredible experience with Lola's recovery. I don't think I ever shared Lola and Lisa's story. I have to do that and I will soon.

              R

              Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
              "What is the purpose of life? What is the purpose of our Buddhist practice?

              "Some live filled with joy. Some live steeped in suffering. Some live overwhelmed by sadness and sorrow. Some live trapped in unhappiness. Some live with exuberance, vigorously triumphing over all. There are so many ways people live their lives.

              "Sometimes society or one's family situation, such as poverty, may be partly to blame for the circumstances one faces.

              "The joy and ease of victory. The pain and hellish torments of defeat. Certainly, there are all kinds of lives and all kinds of circumstances. But what is the dividing line between success and failure in life, between joy and suffering? This is extremely complex and difficult to answer. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, however, directs us on a course to absolute victory. The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin enables us to develop a serene life-state of inner abundance pervaded by the noble virtues of eternity, happiness, true self, and purity. Those who embrace faith in Nam-myoho-renge-kyo possess far, far greater wealth than those who have the most staggering fortunes or the most luxurious mansions. Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the life and fundamental Law of the universe. When we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, we have nothing to worry about. The Daishonin's words are never false. The purpose of our faith and practice is to achieve happiness and victory in our lives. This is the reality of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, the one and eternal Buddha of the Latter Day of the Law.

              "With this great Buddhism, we can make our way through life with imperturbable confidence, ever triumphant. We can advance along the road to happiness without the slightest fear, our hearts filled with optimism and hope, together with our family, friends, and loved ones.

              "We are here to enjoy our lives. We mustn't lead unhappy lives pervaded by sadness, suffering, or defeat. Indeed, if we base our lives on the Mystic Law, that will never be the case anyway. This is the teaching of Nichiren Daishonin, the foremost sage in all the universe. How wonderfully reassuring this is!

              "Let's live out our lives joyously, triumphantly, and cheerfully. Let's make them lives of great fulfilment and meaning! That's the purpose of our Buddhist practice."


              SGI Newsletter No. 7939, 37th SOKA GAKKAI HEADQUARTERS LEADERS' MEETING--PART 1 [OF 2], Walking the Path of Absolute Happiness, from the February 15, 2010, issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, translated Feb. 23rd, 2010
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                Originally posted by Southern Girl View Post
                Hello Chanting Growers Group!
                Glad to see you are 766 pages strong and still going. PTD, SoCal Hippy and Babbabud bowing in humble obeisance to you all. Hope this note finds you all well and in good spirits. Gordy P and I are Brilliant as he says continuing to live life with obstacles and benefits as it is to be. Home with a knee injury and dropped in to read alittle. Take care!
                Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                Always Southern Girl
                Wow, C great to see you checking in. Hope you and Gordy are doing well. You both are true Chanting Grower members alum.

                Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                SoCal

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                  Originally posted by EasyMyohoDisco View Post
                  I like my coffee dark and sugarless and my pot strong and bold. I like my Buddhism to go like this "Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!" I like the people who respectfully post on this thread and I love all the Bodhisattva of the Earth and The Buddhas of the Ten Directions. I'm Nichiren's #1 Fan for life and a good friend to all.
                  Easy, we are so kensoku. Especially the last part...and the way I like my coffee too!
                  SoCal

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                    Originally posted by Sleepy View Post
                    still thinking of my friends...

                    all the best to you, Babba!
                    Hey Sleepy, love those cowbells!
                    SoCal

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                      Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
                      Much left composed but not posted and so I guess that is the way it will be.
                      T
                      Can't you post on his thread, FWP? Just wondering.
                      SoCal

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                        Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
                        "The true worth of a person is only revealed when they face adversity. When an obstacle lies in your path, do you use it as an excuse to justify giving up, or do you regard it as an opportunity for further growth and push on through it? This decision, it can be said without exaggeration, will determine your future direction. And the decision of which route to take lies with you."

                        SGI Newsletter No. 7947, The New Human Revolution--Vol. 23: Chap. 2, Light of Learning 4, translated March 3rd, 2010
                        I like this quote.

                        Scegy and Desi and Hitman and Bonz and Always....you around???
                        SoCal

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                          Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
                          Where are Payaso, SoCal, Scegy and Hitman?
                          Been a bit AWOL. Been OK just not victorious is the best way to state the situation. You know me. haha

                          Hope Payaso, Scegy and Hitman are still doing good!
                          SoCal

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                            Originally posted by PassTheDoobie View Post
                            We are donating our first permanent personal community center for the activities and growth of our fellow members.
                            Congratulations T! That is so awesome and validates the prayer to the Gohonzon. What a great pair you and M have become. Just blows me away.

                            Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                            SoCal

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                              Originally posted by EasyMyohoDisco View Post
                              Too much Sensei schpiel in my neck of the woods, but I'll support the SGI through thick and thin!

                              Erin go brah!
                              I am with you Easy, same here.

                              Have more posts to go thru to catch up but will do tomorrow and post regularly from then. Sorry if it seems like I am flooding the thread. It is not my intention.

                              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                              SoCal

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                                From "On Persecutions Befalling the Sage", in the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol. 1, page 997.

                                Each of you should summon up the courage of a lion king and never succumb to threats from anyone. The lion king fears no other beast, nor do its cubs. Slanderers are like barking foxes, but Nichiren’s followers are like roaring lions.
                                (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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