Thursday, October 17, 2013

We ARE the Universe and We Can Solve ALL Our Problems if We Don't Give Up!

Our eyes and the nebulae in the universe...

Buddhist thought holds that we are microcosms of the universe. Science is moving closer to Buddhist thought all the time. This picture really intrigued me. It's just mesmerizing isn't it? And we access the power of the entire universe every time we chant. 

When we look around our lives we see that our lives actually do reflect how we feel, what we see, and how we experience the world. And if we don't like what we see, we can change it by chanting and accessing the universe inside our own lives. 

Daisaku Ikeda states: 

"Faith is the courage to never give up. 
It means never giving up 
on the potential of your own life 
and that of others. 
It means never giving up on expanding happiness. 
It means never giving up on the victory of our cause. 
It means never giving up on creating peace. 
Faith, above all, is the courage
to never ever give up on propogating the mystic law...
The Daishonin's spirit of "What greater joy could there be?" expresses the very essence of faith. 
May your lives always powerfully resound 
with this same positive conviction. 
Please fearlessly and calmly 
discern the true nature of all obstacles with deep faith, 
and then, confidently, 
wisely and cheerfully overcome them. 
I hope you will also reach out to others near and far, 
and share with them the joy of human revolution, 
which is a source of unsurpassed hope, 
fulfillment and joy." 
World Tribune, September 20, 2013. Faith is the Courage to Never Give Up. 

Through chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (it means: I fuse my life with the mystic law of cause and effect through sound vibration) we can set our entire lives right. 

We can change ANY poison into medicine. 
We can change anything. 
Life is eternal. 
Some things take longer than others, 
I know, we all know. 
But the important thing, as Daisaku Ikeda says, 
is to keep chanting until we DO change it. 

The important thing is to not give up, and to take every challenge and make fresh determinations around it.

ANY experience can be a catalyst for greater happiness when we meet it right in front of the Gohonzon, and don't run from it! 

How much should we chant? It depends on oue goals, our state of life, yes, we do need to sleep! We need to chant as much as we need to keep our life condition elevated! Only we know how long that is. Each person is different. And whatever we do ~ when confronted by obstacles and "problems" we meet them head on in front of the Gohonzon and declare with conviction through our prayer:

"Life! I summoned this storm and I will USE it to revolutionalize (my word!) MY LIFE! I will use this as fuel for my life and the lives of others! I will prove the power of my life and this practice right here. I will never give up!" 

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