“Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo Even Once Contains Limitless Benefit”
The following is an excerpt from SGI President Ikeda’s debate with young leaders, titled Discussions on Youth (pp. 221–23), published in the journal SGI Journal.
Some people feel guilty when they skip reciting the sutra.
Because we have confidence in the Gohonzon, we will not be punished or experience any bad effects as a result of our actions in this regard. Please allow me to set your mind at ease. According to Nichiren Daishonin, chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo even once has innumerable benefits, and repeating it many times has much more.
Then chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo 10 times must contain incredible benefit!
Yes, so you can image the enormous advantage you will receive if you continue to recite the sutra and sing Nam-myoho-renge-kyo every morning and evening with dedication and perseverance. Essentially, you are doing both for yourself. Reciting the sutra every morning and evening, as well as singing the Nam-myoho-renge-kyo mantra, is not a requirement; rather, it is your legal right. The Gohonzon will never require you to chant in front of it. The ability to chant to the Gohonzon with an attitude of gratitude is at the essence of religion.
- Furthermore, Nichiren makes no mention of the particular number of times we should chant.
- Given that faith is a lifetime effort, there’s no reason to be overly frightened or anxious about how often you chant or to place undue pressure on yourself.
- It is critical to do something every day, no matter how small.
- When we put up consistent effort on a daily basis, our studies, too, may become a beneficial resource.
- As a result, we should endeavor to live each day in such a way that we are always improving ourselves.
Offering prayers on a few occasions throughout the year, such as the throngs of Japanese who descend on Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples on New Year’s Day to pray to various gods and Buddhas for protection in the coming year, is a meaningless ritual that will ultimately be rendered meaningless in the long run.
It purifies and cleanses our lives, jump-starts our engines, and sets us on the proper path for the day ahead.
Yes, it’s important to keep making efforts, however small, each day. A young women’s high school division leader… said that many of the members in her area find themselves unable to recite the sutra regularly. But all seem to know that when they have problems, they should take them to the Gohonzon and chant about them.
The desire to take one’s place before the Gohonzon is extremely essential in and of itself. Those who have the courage to continue to challenge themselves in this manner deserve the highest level of admiration. You could decide, for example, that “I’m going to recite Nam-myoho-renge-kyo every day, even if it’s only for a few minutes” or “I’m going to chant to the Gohonzon every day” is something you want to do. “Earthly wants are enlightenment,” according to the Buddhist teaching, according to the concept of Karma.
It is normal to believe that one’s earthly goals and one’s enlightenment are distinct and separate—especially given the fact that pain appears to be the polar opposite of bliss.
Because of this, we are surrounded by the light and energy of happiness throughout our lives. We burn the firewood of our materialistic wants while singing the mantra Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (I am the fire).
I guess you could say that earthly desires are transformed into enlightenment by Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
When we chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, all of our worries and sorrows are transformed into energy for our enjoyment, and our progress is fueled by this energy.
So the greater our problems, the happier we stand to become.
Yes, you are correct. People’s lives can be transformed from the most dire suffering to the greatest possible happiness when they have faith in Nichiren Buddhism. Even the most daunting problems can be transformed into opportunities for growth and the building blocks for human greatness when they have faith in this religion. Problems may come in a variety of forms and sizes. A personal problem may be bothering you; you may be wondering how to assist your parents live long and full lives; or you could have concerns for a friend who is unwell, or sad, and desire for that person’s well-being.
- These are really worthy causes to be concerned about.
- You can change them into life power, greater depth of character, and good fortune by singing this mantra.
- Faith entails having objectives and putting up the effort necessary to achieve them.
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Wait… Buddhists chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo twice a day?
(Photo courtesy of Cottonbro / Pexels.com) Consider something that you do on a daily basis. Okay, now consider how that action will affect your day-to-day activities. Did the thought of eating come to mind? Of course, eating is necessary for survival, so it may seem apparent, but it is nevertheless significant. Alternatively, you may have considered cleaning your teeth twice a day, in the morning and before bed. When it comes to personal cleanliness, this is just as vital. We were all taught these daily routines so that we could take care of ourselves as best we possibly could.
- Perhaps not in the way you think.
- It should come as no surprise that, amid one of the most terrible years in history, individuals are seeking for ways to cope and care for their spiritual well-being, literally hunting for answers.
- It’s like going to the gym twice a day for a spiritual exercise because we chantNam-myoho-renge-kyo and recite two portions of the Lotus Sutra, which are together referred as asgongyo.
- It is not a duty, nor is it a meaningless ritual.
- It is not a duty, nor is it a meaningless ritual.
- We see it as a privilege, as in, “Wow, every morning and evening, I get to help people find hope in their lives,” etc.
- Daisaku Ikeda, a Buddhist philosopher, provides more insight on this topic: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is a chant that recharges our batteries.
- Unless we keep our batteries charged, we may run out of energy when we need it the most and as a result, we may be defeated by our surrounding environment.
- 231 (in English).
- By chanting twice a day, you will notice a significant increase in your energy and freshness.
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The Meaning of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
The teachings of Shakyamuni to awaken others were recorded for posterity in a number of Buddhist sutras, which are collections of verses. The Lotus Sutra is considered to be the pinnacle of these teachings. The Japanese word for “Lotus Sutra” is Myoho-renge-kyo, which means “Light of the World.” Nichiren began a quest to recover the essence of Buddhism more than a thousand years after Shakyamuni, in the midst of the turmoil of 13th-century Japan, for the sake of the suffering masses, in the same way that Shakyamuni had done.
- All people can focus their hearts and minds on this law by reciting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, which was designated by Nichiren to be the law’s name and established the practice of reciting it as a practical way for all people to manifest the law’s transformative power in their daily lives.
- To accept and realize our Buddha nature, the chanting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo serves as a pledge and a statement of commitment.
- As well, it is a pledge to assist others in revealing this rule in their own lives and achieving happiness through this law.
- This law is said to as mystic due to the fact that it is tough to grasp.
- ordinary people, beset by delusion and suffering, discovering the fundamental law in their own lives, bringing forth wisdom and compassion, and realizing that they are inherently Buddhas capable of solving their own problems as well as those of others, is the wonder.
- Renge, which literally translates as lotus blossom, is a metaphor that provides additional insight into the characteristics of this Mystic Law.
- A similar way, the beauty and dignity of our humanity are revealed in the midst of the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
The development of the fruit occurs after the flower has bloomed and the petals of the flower have fallen away in the majority of plants.
This exemplifies the principle of the simultaneity of cause and effect; we do not have to wait until we achieve perfection in the future; we can summon the power of the Mystic Law from within our own lives at any point in time.
Other sutras, in addition to the Lotus Sutra, taught that people could only attain Buddhahood by engaging in Buddhist practice over a number of lifetimes, gradually acquiring the characteristics of the Buddha one by one.
Kyo literally translates as sutra, and in this context it refers to the Mystic Law, which is represented by a lotus flower, as the fundamental law that permeates life and the universe, as well as the eternal truth.
When a fabric is woven, the vertical threads are first inserted into the fabric’s weave.
They provide a strong and stable framework around which the horizontal threads are woven together.
It is the fundamental and enduring truth that weaves the fabric of our lives together with the busy reality of our daily existence, with all of its uniqueness and variety.
For example, the Mystic Law, an expression of which our lives are an expression, can be described in a variety of ways by the name “Myoho-renge-kyo.” Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is an act of faith in the Mystic Law and in the vastness of life’s inherent possibilities, and it should be taken seriously.
For example, he writes: “The Lotus Sutra…
As a result, faith is the most important requirement for following the Buddha’s path.” The Mystic Law is the limitless power that is inherent in every person’s life.
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is not a mystical phrase that summons supernatural power, nor is it an entity that exists outside of ourselves on which we can rely.
It is based on the principle that those who lead normal lives and put forth consistent effort will ultimately succeed. Aiming to bring forth the pure and fundamental energy of life, chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is an act of respect for the dignity and possibility inherent in our ordinary lives.
How chanting can transform your life for good
You will be guided through the process of obtaining the numerous advantages of chanting by Amrita Srivastava. In the midst of the tumult of 13th-century Japan, Nichiren Daishonin, a Japanese sage, embarked on a never-ending journey to restore Buddhism to its original form, which had been lost following Shakyamuni Buddha’s death. He wanted to accomplish this for the sake of a large number of people who were suffering, and his inexorable journey led him to become aware of the fundamental rule of life: Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
In the sense that it allowed ordinary people who were overwhelmed by illusion and sorrow to bring forth their natural knowledge, compassion, bravery, and creative energy to address their own issues and assist others in doing so, this rule was referred to as mystic.
The Sanskrit letter ‘Nam,’ which denotes reverence or devotion, has its origins in this language.
Aspects of life that are concrete, observable, and visible are referred to as ‘Ho’ in the kanji.
Meanwhile, Myo is associated with the latent state that life goes through before birth and after death, and “Ho” is associated with the manifest aspect of life from its origin through birth, development and ripening before degeneration and death before life returns to the latent state and merges with all of creation.
In the same way, humans may bring forth the exquisiteness and dignity of their existence even in the middle of their daily struggles.
Kyo is a Japanese word that literally translates as “sutra,” and it signifies that all phenomena are signs of the Mystic Law.
- It aids in the eradication of your worries, anguish, and traumatic memories by doing the following:
Every human being possesses nine distinct levels of consciousness: 1. Seeing, 2. Hearing, and 3. Smelling 4. Smell, 5. Feel, 6. 6. Consciousness of the Mind No. 7: The Subconscious 8. Karmic awareness (Alaya) and 9. Buddha Nature are the final two concepts (Amala). It is possible for those who do not chant to reach the eighth awareness at the very best, which is a collection of all the causes and effects of all their words, thoughts, and acts from all their previous lifetimes. This consciousness is the source of all of our fears, phobias, and bad thoughts, as well as their outlook on life as individuals.
Chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is a kind of meditation that may be done anywhere. With the chanting of the NMHRK, we may rid ourselves of our bad thinking and replace it with these beneficial characteristics.
- It gives you the ability to alter your karma: It is said that by chanting Nam Myho Renge Kyo one is given the ability to take control of one’s own destiny and guide one’s destiny in the direction of happiness. The spiritual effort that one puts out in an attempt to change one’s fate and unlock one’s ultimate potential
- Enhances your overall level of well-being: When you recite Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, you have the ability to greatly improve the quality of your life. A person can quickly earn admittance into the vast and freeing living state of limitless compassion and unlimited wisdom from the repressive and stifling realm of hell, provided they are willing to work hard. Allows you to amass an enormous amount of good fortune: The intangible benefits of chanting, such as enhanced health, happiness, meeting the right people at the right time and overall well-being, manifest in your life when you chant
- The concrete rewards include financial gain. Inner change occurs as a result of this: Using this mantra might assist you in changing your bad inclinations and unattractive characteristics. It is really effective. Your inner state of being is transformed as a result of this, with even your worst pain being transformed into ultimate delight. It cleanses your six senses as follows: Practicing this mantra results in the purification of one’s six sense organs by assisting them in developing a living condition in which one is able to discern the actual nature of any event and nurture a knowledgeable mind that observes things as they really are
This life-changing phrase possesses immense power, and it has the ability to transform any unfavorable scenario into a source of value creation, so propelling us in the path of our maximum pleasure. What to chant and how to do it
- Chant with a distinct focus on the object of devotion, with Gohonzon focusing on the character Myo as the object of devotion. If you don’t have access to Gohonzon, you can chant to a blank wall instead. Chant this mantra in the cadence and rhythm of a white horse racing across the cosmos
- It will help you to relax. Continue to chant while keeping your eyes open and your sight fixated on the Gohonzon/blank wall. Try to maintain a straight spine and a concentrated mind. Keep your five senses engaged and your eyes open as you chant, as this will aid in the cleansing of all six senses. Make your chants with an open heart and a lively mood. As soon as you are faced with a significant challenge, begin chanting with a determination to eliminate any bad functions in your life. Say the chant with a heartfelt sense of sincere thanks and deep admiration
- After making a mistake, repeat the mantra over and over again with determination to overcome the inclination that caused you to do the mistake. Whenever you are feeling down or sad, recite with the intention of drawing joy from the depths of your being
Amrita Srivastava has eight years of substantial experience working in the education field under her belt. During the last 12 years, she has been practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, as well as singing his mantras. (If you would like to receive our E-paper on WhatsApp every day, please click here.) Sharing the PDF of the document on WhatsApp and other social media sites is permitted.) Published at 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in India.
7 Easy Ways To Chant nam-myoho-renge-kyo
When it comes to spiritual (or self-improvement) activity, everyone has their own set of beliefs and practices. Some people enjoy meditation, while others prefer yoga, while others engage in mindfulness techniques, while some converse with angels… I believe that all practices have the potential to eventually link you to the same energy that exists inside and around us, thus it doesn’t really matter which particular practice you choose to engage in. There is no such thing as right or wrong. However, there is one caveat…
Not every few days, or even once in a while, but on a regular basis.
As you are all aware, chantingnam myoho renge kyo is the meditation practice of choice for me. In the event that you have not yet discovered a practice that resonates strongly with you, I would advise you to give it a shot! It had a significant impact on my life. I’ve already written about how chanting works and how, in my opinion, the practice strengthens your connection with universal energy, allowing you to engage with the Law of Attraction with more and greater creative force. If you chant every day, you will maintain a strong connection.
- Just as you would exercise frequently to keep your physical body in good form, you should exercise your spiritual muscles on a regular and consistent basis to keep your spiritual muscles in good health.
- Every every day of the year.
- However, I can assure you that the time and work it takes to routinely schedule practice time is well worth the effort.
- What’s more, when you start doing this on a continuous basis, your mood and general state of being skyrockets to new heights.
- Life begins to just flow in your direction.
7 easy ways to chant nam-myoho-renge-kyo
First and foremost, if you are unfamiliar with the mantra, here is a 24-minute recording (right-click and select “Save link as…” to get an MP3 file).
It might be beneficial to chant along with the audio from time to time, especially when you are just starting started with the practice. It doesn’t matter if you utilize a recorded version or choose to chant on your own; here are some simple methods to include chanting into your daily routine!
1. Make the time and space at home
In London, I have a spiritual “altar.” You may chant in your own house! It would be wonderful if you were able to set aside some time to sit in a quiet, private location for this type of exercise. In addition to being comfortable and fulfilling, creating a space in your house for spiritual practice acts as a daily reminder to you to just sit down and do it. When I lived in London, I had a particular table (right) that was simply a cheap Ikea desk that I covered with a lovely scarf and decorated with objects that were either spiritual in nature or significant to me in some other manner and that made me happy to look at.
- I got this small plastic flower planter in Amsterdam, and I love it.
- When I light the smoke-freeKa-fuh Hinoki Cypress incense, it never fails to put me in a peaceful and thoughtful frame of mind.
- If you have the opportunity, I strongly advise you to do so.
- When I chant at home these days, I simply sit on the side of my bed and stare out the rear window of my cottage, which overlooks trees and greenery – nature alone serves as a sufficient shrine for me these days.
2. Immerse your Self in nature
You are welcome to chant outdoors! I enjoy chanting in the water or on a beautiful beach, which is where I usually go these days. I am fortunate enough to reside next door on Ko Lanta. It doesn’t matter where you are; there is always somewhere you can go to deepen your connection to everything that is by directly engaging with nature. Take a walk in the park or along the beach in your neighborhood. Remove your shoes, sit down on the grass, or lean up against a tree for a moment. No matter where you are, you can always find a calm place to sit and chant while gazing at something lovely.
3. Cleanse your body, cleanse your soul
You may chant in the shower if you want to! My go-to method when I initially started my chanting practice was this one. Mornings were difficult for me, and I had a 9-to-5 office job at the time, so by the time I finally forced myself out of bed after a few snooze cycles, there was barely enough time to have breakfast, much alone sit down and chant for even 10 minutes. So I made the decision to make advantage of the time when my mind wasn’t overly preoccupied in the first place. Showering is a routine for most of us — turn on the water, lather up, rinse, and repeat the process.
4. Clear your clutter, inside and out
While you’re cleaning the house, you may chant to yourself! No matter if you have to wash the dishes, vacuum the floor, or dust off the bookcases, performing chores is an excellent opportunity to chant more frequently.
Cleaning up your physical house gives you the opportunity to conduct a double-whammy by also chanting to clear out your spiritual clutter at the same time!
5. On the road to happiness
You are allowed to chant in the automobile! Perhaps you should hold off on this one until you have at least learned the language and don’t have to think about it too much. Always keep your attention on the road! However, once you’ve chanted a few times and gotten comfortable with the words, you won’t have to think about it too much while you’re performing it. You may use the phrase to get through those lengthy commutes to work or visits to friends and relatives once you’re comfortable with it.
Simply turn off the radio and repeat a mantra to yourself while you’re on the road.
You can even chant silently…
I feel that the act of reading the sentences out is quite significant in this situation. Energy and vibration permeate the whole cosmos, and I believe that chanting aloud increases one’s connection to that energy by increasing the physical vibration of one’s voice. Silent mantra meditation, on the other hand, can be a very effective method of focusing and calming your mind. The ability of your ideas to create and channel energy is undeniable, so even if you don’t speak the mantra out, you may get the benefits of concentrating on it in your mind.
6. Planes, trains and automobiles
You are allowed to chant on public transportation! Are you taking the bus or the train to work in the morning? Are you traveling for work or pleasure? Are you taking a flight? Simply looking out the window or closing your eyes and repeatingnam myoho renge kyo in your head is a pleasant and gratifying way to spend the time.
7. Drifting off to sleep
You are allowed to chant in bed! When it comes to falling asleep, it might take anywhere from half an hour to two hours for me to eventually fall asleep. Nam myoho renge kyoto is one of the things that truly helps me to quiet the noise in my head. I do this silently to myself to help me calm my thoughts.
Have fun with it!
Even in your sleep, you can chant! I’ve always had difficulties falling asleep — it might take anywhere from a half hour to two hours for me to eventually drift off to sleep. Nam myoho renge kyoto is one of the things that truly helps me to silence the noise in my head. I say it silently to myself a few times each day.
Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō – Wikipedia
Namu Myhr Renge Kyo (also spelled Namu Myhr Renge Kyo) (English:Devotion to the Mystic Law of the Lotus Sutra/Glory to the Dharma of the Lotus Sutra) are words that are chanted in all forms of Nichiren Buddhism. Namu Myhr Renge Kyo (also spelled Namu Myhr Renge Kyo) is a phrase that is chanted in all forms of Nichiren Buddhism The phrase Myhh Renge Kyrefer to the Japanese title of the Lotus Stra, which is pronounced Myh Renge Ky. On April 28, 1253, the Japanese Buddhist priestNichirenon on Mount Kiyosumi, which is now remembered by theSeichi-jitemple in Kamogawa, Chibaprefecture, Japan, first publicly uttered the mantra, which is referred to asDaimoku() or, in honorific form, O-daimoku(), which means title in English.
Early Buddhist proponents
It is believed that theDaimoku was founded by the Tendai monks Saicho and Genshin, but the Buddhist priestNichirenis widely recognized as its most prominent proponent today. “The Lotus Sutra,” which has been generally regarded as the “king of texts” and the “ultimate word on Buddhism,” is commemorated by the mantra. “Namu Ichij Myhh Renge Ky,” according to Jacqueline Stone, was made famous by Tendai founder Saicho “as a means to celebrate the Lotus Sutra’s status as the One Vehicle teaching of the Buddha.” As a result, the Tendai monkGenshin promoted the mantraNamuAmida, NamuKanzeon, and Namu Myhh Renge Kyo in order to worship the three jewels of Japanese Buddhism: the Amida, the Kanzeon, and the Myhh Renge Kyo.
Those who follow Nichiren, who himself was a Tendai monk, have cut these chants down toNamu Myhh Renge Ky, which has gained widespread popularity and usage across the globe.
Known proponents of this recitation include the Japanese Buddhist priestNichiren, who claims that it is the only path to pleasure and redemption suitable for the Third Age of Buddhism. In the translation by Kumrajva, Nichiren cited the mantra in hisOngi Kuden, a transcription of his lectures on the Lotus Sutra. Namu() is a transliteration into Japanese of the Sanskritnamas, and Myhh Renge Ky is the Sino-Japanesepronunciationofthe Chinese title of the Lotus Sutra (henceDaimoku, which is a Japanese word meaning ‘title’).
When referring to a Buddha or comparable object of adoration, the prefix namu is used to signify taking shelter in him or her.
Bysyllabary,Namu — Myh — Renge — Ky comprises of the following letters: Namu — Myh — Renge — Ky
- Namu, which means “devoted to,” is a translation of the Sanskritnamas
- Myh, which means “exquisite law”
- My, from Middle Chinesemièw, means “strange, mystery, miracle, cunning” (cf. Mandarinmiào)
- H, from Middle Chinesepjap, means “law, principle, doctrine” (cf. Mand.f)
- Ren, from Middle Chineselen, “lotus” (cf. Mand.lián)
- Ge, from Middle Chinesexwa, “flower” (cf. Mand.hu)
- Ren, from Middle Chineselen, “lotus” (cf. Mand.lián)
- Ky is derived from Middle Chinesekjeng, which means “sutra” (cf. Mand.jng).
Buddhists, including practitioners of theTiantai and related JapaneseTendaischools, see the Lotus Sutra as the climax of Shakyamuni Buddha’s fifty-year teaching career. In contrast, followers of Nichiren Buddhism believe that Myhh Renge Ky is the name of the ultimate law that exists in every part of the universe and works in harmony with human life. Through certain Buddhist practices, followers of Nichiren Buddhism believe that realization, also known as “Buddha Wisdom” or “attaining Buddhahood,” can be manifested.
Associations to film
- 1947 – It was used in India during the 1940s to open the Interfaith prayer gatherings of Mahatma Gandhi, which were then followed by passages from the Bhagavad Gita. During a Cholera outbreak, a Buddhist monk recites the mantra, which featured in the 1958 American love filmThe Barbarian and the Geisha. Nichiren to Mko Daisharai (English: Nichiren and the Great Mongol Invasion) is a 1958 Japanese film directed by Kunio Watanabe and starring Hideaki Anno as the titular character. 1968: The phrase was used to pull Peter out of a trance in The Monkees’ last episode, which aired in 1968. 1969 – The chant appears in the original version of Federico Fellini’s filmSatyricon, during the magnificent nude jumping sequence of the patricians. 1973 – In Hal Ashby’s filmThe Last Detail, an American Navy prisoner, Larry Meadows (played byRandy Quaid), who is being escorted byshore patrol, attends aNichiren Shoshu of Americameeting where he is introduced to the mantra
- The Meadows character continues to chant throughout the remainder of the film. 1976 – In the Japanese filmZoku Ningen Kakumei(Human Revolution), produced by the Soka Gakkai, a fictionalized religious drama featuring the struggles ofTsunesaburo Makiguchi, who is shown chanting the words during World War II
- 1979 – In the Japanese filmNichiren, directed by Noboru Nakamura, the words are featured. Masaichi Nagata directed the film, which was based on a novel by Matsutaro Kawaguchi. A notable aspect of the film is the inclusion of Jinshiro Kunishige as one of the tortured victims, according to whom the Dai Gohonzonwas engraved by Nichiren in honor of his memory, and the inclusion of other martyrs as well. 1980 – After witnessing terrible events, Holly McLaren’s Chrissie, the pregnant, naive hippie sister of main character Sally (Susan Sarandon), is discovered hiding, scared, and repeating the mantra in Louis Malle’s classic film Atlantic City. In the filmRevenge of the Nerds II, the underdog fraternity uses the mantra repeatedly as he encourages Jack Putter (played by Dennis Quaid) to break free from his captors and charge the door of the van in which he is being held
- In the autobiographical filmWhat’s Love Got To Do With It, American-born artistTina Turner details her conversion to NDEism
- In the filmInnerspace, Tuck Pendleton (played by A cinematic sequence depicts Turner chanting this phrase after she attempts suicide, and it has the effect of turning her life around. Turner continues to recite this slogan in public places and in a variety of media outlets. The Soka Gakkai International is credited for Turner’s continued practice in a televised interview with Larry King on February 21, 1997, in which Turner acknowledges the Soka Gakkai International with her continued practice
- 2008 – InGeneration Kill, Episode 2, Sargent 2017 – Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back, directed by Tsui Hark and produced by Steven Chow. Rudy Reyes recites the mantra while confronting an enemy RPGteam
- 2016 – CyberSquad (Alt Balaji series)
- 2016 – CyberSquad (Alt Balaji series). In the background, there was chanting of Nam Myh Renge Ky while the monkey deity battled against the counterfeit Buddha
- 2019 – Actor A video interview with Orlando Bloom for the Soka Gakkai USA was released in January 2019, in which he discussed his practice of chantingNam Myhr Renge Ky since he was 16 years old in London. Baggio: The Divine Ponytail will be released in 2021, following the release of Sita in Telugu language film in 2019, Paatal Lok (TV series) in 2020, and Paatal Lok (TV film) (Netflix film) As Baggio learns his Buddhist faith by being introduced to the religion, and in the process, the mantra, by a friend after suffering a catastrophic injury, the mantra is featured throughout the film.
Associations to music
The words appear in a variety of songs, such as:
- “Welcome Back Home” —The Byrds
- “Let Go and Let God” —Olivia Newton-John
- “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” —Yoko Ono
- ” Boots of Chinese Plastic ” —The Pretenders
- ” Concentrate ” —Xzibit
- ” B R Right ” —Trina(2002)
- ” Cleopatra ” —Samira Efendi(2020)
- ” Beyond Conner Reeves’ 1997 film “They Say” is followed by “Creole Lady” (1975), “Nam Myo Ho” (2003), “Tribute to The Mentor” (2008), “No More Parties in L.A.” (2016), and “No More Parties in L.A.” (2017). Lighthouse’s 1970 film, “The Chant,” is followed by “The Chant” (2016) and “No More Parties in L.A.” (2016).
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Keeping the faith with chanting
During that time period, Kapur’s position as a reader of English literature at Miranda House, Delhi University, required her to contact with a large number of young ladies, many of whom were about the same age as her daughter. She began to fear these encounters as a result of them. She felt a cavernous emptiness within her, an emptiness that threatened to consume her entire being and existence. When a friend recommended that she attempt a sort of Buddhist chanting, she was a little skeptical.
- According to Kapur, who is now 70 years old, the individual who taught him to chanting came to his house every day for six months, every day of the year.
- In Nichiren Buddhism, this chant, which is spelled Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, is fundamental, and it is on this foundation that the present Soka Gakkai movement is built.
- It loosely translates as “devotion to the mystic law of the lotus blossom sutra” in English.
- Nichiren Buddhism does not need conversion because it is not a religious tradition.
- It is our practice, our way of life, that we are.
- We’ve never had a push for expansion before.
- Sumita Mehta is a writer and actress.
Several chanting groups gathered in high-rise buildings.
It drew the attention of housewives.
The bereaved and destitute Many BSG practitioners become involved with the organization as a result of a personal crisis.
BSG member Abhinav Purohit’s sister was going through a difficult time when she received an approach from a BSG member, according to Abhinav, a telecom strategy consultant in Dubai.
During the time when Rupkatha Bhowmick’s father was entangled in legal proceedings, a BSG member introduced her to the organization.
Dham, whose sister and daughter are also practitioners, had previously simply been a fan of the concept and not an active member until that point in his life.
“She was delirious and crazy,” says Ghosh of the woman’s condition.
“I didn’t have time to attend meetings, so they advised that I chant while working, and it resulted in a wonderful turnaround,” Ghosh explains.
Her confidence in the profession was strengthened as a result of these two developments.
“I consider myself to be a logical person.
When she got married, she had to resign from her position as YWD leader.
Throughout those days of uncertainty, Dham and her family sang continuously.
“Doctors had told me that things may become worse,” she explains further.
In addition to her mother, the 56-year-old inhabitant of Sikandrabad claims that her family shouted for three other patients at the hospital who were in a similar state.
He goes on to say that he is a Hindu by religion and a Soka Gakkai Buddhist by practice, and that he visits temples on a regular basis.
“We’re not actively looking for the stray dog with a wound.” Mehta became a member of the firm when she was dealing with a variety of challenges herself.
In her new work as a volunteer with the group, she devotes the majority of her time.
The Indian branch, which was created in 1986 and is a recognized non-governmental organization, has grown from 4,000 members in 1997 to 150,000 members in 2016.
Mehta estimates that the current membership is little less than 200,000, however she is unsure of the precise number.
Ikeda, who is credited with spreading this thought system around the world, is a legendary person.
Celebrities like as actress Tisca Chopra and fashion designer Rina Dhaka have embraced the technique in recent years.
Senior members of the organization have stated that they are skeptical of members who have political ties.
Neither the organization nor its members wish to be connected with any political philosophy.
The group, adds Mehta, “isn’t a cult or a religion.” “We are a discipline, a way of life,” says the author.
We’ve never had a push for expansion before.
An issue that has been brought up against the organisation is that it has made little attempt to reach out to those outside of India’s English-speaking upper middle class.
When Bhowmick was a district leader in Ballygunge, Kolkata, she brought this matter to the attention of the community.
Dham notes that a lack of understanding of spoken and written English may prevent him from attending BSG sessions, despite his having benefited from the philosophy in the past.
Translation into regional languages will require clearance from SGI, and it is unlikely that this will happen unless there is a significant demand.
As Ghosh points out, “I’ve seen individuals bring up this problem at meetings multiple times, only to be informed that if English is removed as a communication medium, the membership numbers will soar beyond BSG’s ability to handle them, and ‘we don’t want that’.” According to me, they require authorization from SGI in order to translate into other languages.
SGI literature is widely translated into various languages outside of the United States.
Choose Life, one of them, has been translated into 28 other languages.
The philosophy of being a member A consensus has also emerged among members about the fact that recruiting of new members is not required for advancement within the group.
“In the previous 16-17 years, I’ve introduced only two people, and I’ve never been pressed by the organization to bring in new members, therefore I don’t believe evangelism is a part of BSG.” “I’ve never felt the need to beg my wife to practice Nichiren Buddhism, and I’ve never felt the need to force her to do so; it should come from inside.” Despite the fact that “no one really says you have to get in this many members,” adds Bhowmick, “it is considered as an achievement.” Purohit agrees with me.
The number of members is important to certain individuals, but leadership positions are not based on membership numbers, according to him.
Mehta categorically disputes this, and the same members assert that no such constraint exists at the present time.
According to Bhowmick, “during the years that I was extremely active, mostly between 2009 and 2012, I didn’t see any Muslim members in my district in Kolkata (in the Ballygunge region) or in Chittaranjan Park in Delhi (where she stayed for a spell),” Ghosh agrees with this.
“The Soka Gakkai is open to anybody,” says Mehta emphatically.
In addition, the group did not answer to queries on the number of members or the breakdown of members by gender.
Chanting is a form of meditation.
“It was contemporary medicine that assisted my kid in getting healthier, but the manner in which the transformation occurred was nearly supernatural.” Even physicians agreed that it was true.
Not every BSG member agrees with the organization’s ideology all of the time.
According to Bhowmick’s mother-in-law, for example, chanting might help her lose weight.
If someone is suffering from a mental health problem, we gently suggest them or their family to get the necessary treatment.” Bhowmick admires the theory, but he is dissatisfied with the organization, and he no longer attends meetings.
In Ghosh’s opinion, the incident was “inappropriate” and “ruffled some feathers.” She also began to feel a sense of intrusiveness towards him.
“But it was an odd thing for them to see frequent meetings at home and leaders stopping by unannounced to check on me.” Leadership in the BSG is responsible with the well-being of the individuals who are under their supervision.
Many people have found comfort.
Members disseminate the word in a subtle manner through Facebook groups, friends, and family, in search of hurting people in need of direction and assistance from others.
Over the years, it is claimed that BSG has attracted more female students than male students to its teachings.
Within chanting groups, close ties are developed between members.
“Experience sharing” sessions, according to Mehta, are designed to inspire individuals to discuss their own triumphs.
Visits to women’s homes are not permitted by male leaders without the presence of at least one other woman.
Note: Rupkatha Bhowmick is connected to the author, so please keep that in mind.) [email protected] To receive our newsletters, please provide a valid email address.
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