Nothing valuable results in our daily lives unless we act. The truth is that if we don’t translate something into practice, we won’t reap the rewards from it, and our understanding won’t progress.
Buddhism is a daily practice. Practice means chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo (called Daimoku) and reciting a portion of the Lotus Sutra (called Gongyo). Chanting is a powerful engine for building a happy life. When you decide to become a Buddhist, you will learn how to begin your daily Buddhist practice.
Those who honestly discard the expedient teachings, put faith only in the Lotus Sutra, and chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, will transform the three paths of earthly desires, karma and suffering into the three virtues of property of the Law, wisdom, and emancipation. The threefold contemplation and the three truths will immediately manifest in their minds, and the place where they dwell will become the land of eternally tranquil light. “On the Meaning of the True Entity of Myoho-Renge-Kyo” Gosho, written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan.
Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, February 1st at 2:00 pm to learn how incorporating chanting into your daily life will let you acquire the wisdom to make the right choices for a happy life. Call or email the Temple with your questions.
References: Nichiren Shoshu Basics of Practice, page 7; Nichiren Shoshu Monthly, November, 2014, page 6.