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    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

    I feel blessed every day to visit this thread and read the words of wisdom...

    Many thanks Thomas!

    Nam Myoho Renge Kyo~

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      We are so grateful to all of those members
      who are struggling with Mother Nature as farmers and fishermen.
      You are indeed like the sun that illuminates your local community.*
      May we all shine with boundless good fortune and benefit
      by proudly dancing "a dance of fortune and victory,"**
      showing actual proof of our victories
      right where we are fulfilling our own unique missions!

      Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!
      I pazzi osano dove gli angeli temono d'andare....

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        Originally posted by CrazyDog View Post

        We are so grateful to all of those members
        who are struggling with Mother Nature as farmers and fishermen.
        You are indeed like the sun that illuminates your local community.*
        May we all shine with boundless good fortune and benefit
        by proudly dancing "a dance of fortune and victory,"**
        showing actual proof of our victories
        right where we are fulfilling our own unique missions!

        Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!
        * This weekend, in the national rebroadcast of the headquarters leaders' meeting, one strawberry farmer, a chapter leader, gave his experience of overcoming devastating loses in the wake of the tsunami of March 11th, 2011 in Tohoku. How he realised through his fervent daimoku, that the tsunami dumping so much sand and salt on his fields was in fact a benefit! He then went on to encourage 100 plus other farmers who had 100% completely given up hope to "fight back," won a humungous state of the art green house project for his fellow farmers and was then "conscripted" by all the farmers in his area to be their spokesman and finally got to meet the prime minister of Japan to explain all that he and his friends had gone through and hoped to achieve! And how he, to his face, hoped the new prime minister - Mr. Abe - would do a good job when he got back to Tokyo!

        ** And to top off the end of the rebroadcast, after President Ikeda was shown in two separate previously aired broadcasts giving some yet again vitally important guidance to the Tohoku members, President Ikeda danced the "Dance of Fortune and Victory."
        Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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          "The Law cannot be propagated by itself. Since a person propagates the Law, the person and the Law are worthy of respect"

          (Hyakurokkasho - Gosho Zenshu, page 856, translated in Living Buddhism Oct. 2002 issue) Selection source: SGI President Ikeda's guidance, Seikyo Shimbun, March 10th, 2013
          Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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            "'The reason that you have survived until now when so many have died was so that you would meet with this affair' (WND-1, 829), says the Daishonin. Being able to encounter the Mystic Law in the Latter Day and walk the path of worldwide kosen-rufu together as SGI members, united in the shared struggle of mentor and disciple, is itself an unsurpassed honour. It is a brilliant, golden life.

            "Mr. Toda said: 'When life in this troubled world is hard, we are forced to ask ourselves why we were born. It is due to our karma from past existences that we were born in this world with the mission to carry out kosen-rufu in response to the Daishonin’s decree. It all comes down to whether we are aware of this or not.'[1]

            "When, in the long course of life, you face a struggle that you feel is crucial or major, you may experience a sense that 'The reason that you have survived . . . was so that you would meet with this affair.' I have had numerous such struggles together with my mentor and my fellow members that made me think they were 'the reason I had survived until now.' And I’m sure that must be true of many of you, too.

            "When we chant and take action with the resolve that this present place and time in which we find ourselves is a crucial battlefield for making fresh breakthroughs in kosen-rufu, and also a decisive opportunity for changing our own karma, the way to victory will open. The key is seeing times of great challenge as opportunities for great positive change, and joyfully tackling the situation. This is the hallmark of true champions and the way of life of people of genuine wisdom."


            SGI Newsletter No. 8731, LEARNING FROM THE WRITINGS OF NICHIREN DAISHONIN: THE TEACHINGS FOR VICTORY [45] “Reply to Yasaburo.” A Struggle of Words to Open the Way for Kosen-rufu, from the October 2012 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translated 6th March 2013

            [1] Translated from Japanese. From an article in the Soka Gakkai’s monthly study journal, Daibyakurenge, August 1956 issue, p. 44.
            Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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              "Numerous struggles for human rights throughout history have sought to rouse the people, weighed down by the burden of suffering and oppression, to boldly speak out and take action as the protagonists in building a better society, to rise up with invincible hope.... But the spirit of Nichiren Buddhism is to confront such challenges with the “courage of the lion king” (WND-1, 997) and triumph over them.

              "Nichiren Daishonin called out to his followers to confidently unite as one with him in the cause of establishing the correct teaching for the peace of the land, an undertaking realised through courageous dialogue. He taught us that this shared struggle of mentor and disciple to communicate the truth of Buddhism is the driving force for opening the way for kosen-rufu. The eternal and unchanging path to victory in this endeavour lies in speaking out and taking action just as the Daishonin instructed, with the same spirit he demonstrated."


              SGI Newsletter No. 8731, LEARNING FROM THE WRITINGS OF NICHIREN DAISHONIN: THE TEACHINGS FOR VICTORY [45] “Reply to Yasaburo.” A Struggle of Words to Open the Way for Kosen-rufu, from the October 2012 issue of the Daibyakurenge, translated 6th March 2013
              Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                "From this single element of mind spring all the various lands and environmental conditions."

                (The Unanimous Declaration by the Buddhas of the Three Existences regarding the Classification of the Teachings and Which Are to be Abandoned and Which Upheld - The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, Vol.2, page 843) Selection source: "Kyo no Hosshin", Seikyo Shimbun, March 7th, 2013
                Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                  I'll be traveling...

                  See you guys again on Tuesday! Be safe!!!

                  Thomas
                  Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

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                    Ill wait you!

                    Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!
                    My soul smells of Canapa!

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                      HAPPY TRAVELS! CONGRATS TO THE BABBAS! THANK YOU CHRIS! EVERYBODY WE ARE JAMING!

                      NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO!!!
                      Click This Link and let's chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....e-kyo&page=355

                      https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....3819&page=1593 --best thread off all the threads throughout this universe.

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                        Like the roar of the LION, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        Click This Link and let's chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....e-kyo&page=355

                        https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....3819&page=1593 --best thread off all the threads throughout this universe.

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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.


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                            If we take bold, courageous action
                            for the sake of our friends' happiness
                            our own lives shine, too.
                            It is the accumulation of such selfless acts
                            that builds indestructible "treasures of the heart"*.

                            Nam myoho renge kyo!
                            I pazzi osano dove gli angeli temono d'andare....

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                              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

                              Easy! Thomas! CrazyDog!!! Babbabud and the Mrs! iConnex! Greetings all!

                              Here it is Springing Forth Into Summer rather Quickly!

                              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!

                              Best wishes to everyone for great growing...

                              Nam Myoho Renge Kyo~

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                                Originally posted by PassTheDoobie;12-24-200605:02PM
                                Becoming a Buddha is nothing extraordinary. If you chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo with your whole heart, you will naturally become endowed with the Buddha's thirty-two features and eighty characteristics. As the sutra says, "hoping to make all persons equal to me, without any distinction between us," you can readily become as noble a Buddha as Shakyamuni.

                                [ Letter to Niike, WND Page 1030 ]

                                Thank you Babba, CD, Babba, iConnex and PTD! This weekend we had an amazing meeting with hundreds of youth at our biggest culture center. It was such an amazing success and I brought three (3) guests! Of course, it was no easy feat and getting 2 of the 3 friends there made us 20 minutes late. However, so many were also getting their Gohonzon yesterday that we only missed the chanting in the begining (most important part actually) and then we sat down around the Gohonzon conferrals (next part).
                                This was all followed by faith experiences (actual proof of the practice of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo) that really inspired everyone in attendance and helped me see the practice in action within other young men and young women. We all chant and bring out our Buddhanature when we are chanting to the Gohonzon, so when we do that together we are releasing evermore fundamental goodness into this world. The cultural dance, orchestra and even taiko drum presentation (all seperate) added that extra special dimension to the meeting and uplift our spirits even more.
                                I knew that by getting these three dudes to the meeting I'd be helping them sow a seed into their life to help them start on their path towards acheiving an undefeatable state of life, whereby all of us can reveal the Buddha's 32 features and 8 characteristics in our lives too (just as we are this moment). The path is the "middle way" we learn about here on the thread. This applies to every relationship, every determination, every dream and also our sincere efforts towards kosen-rufu. We are all inextricably linked in this life and the next.
                                Let's all make the best of this and chant to advance our goals and dreams. Sometimes even re-awakening those dreams we lost sight of could also be a source of inspiration to continue going forward towards receiving your Gohonzon. Setting up an altar at home is a huge step towards getting your Gohonzon and I really reccomend this to everyone. Keep chanting strong my friends, I'm climbing over some steep mountains and will be happy to report that moment when I truly get my head outta my ass!!! That big POPPPP is a coming! hahaaha. What I mean is that I'm cleaning up some serious karma and going to really advance in 2013! Thank you so much
                                Click This Link and let's chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....e-kyo&page=355

                                https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread....3819&page=1593 --best thread off all the threads throughout this universe.

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