Thursday, May 28, 2020

PowerPrayer for Going From Victim to Victor!



This PowerPrayer ~ Fresh Determination
has been inspired by the Gosho Study from the August of 2013 Living Buddhism "The Three Obstacles and Four Devils" written in November 1277 to the youngest Ikegami brother, Munenega, after his brother had been disowned by his father for his faith in Nichiren Buddhism. 
It is a writing I use to refresh my faith over and over. 


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President Ikeda's lecture from the August 2013 
Living Buddhism on this Gosho includes these words: 

"Though we speak of the "three obstacles and four devils" appearing, no one wishes to have to face adversity. 
That is surely a natural human reaction. 
But Nichiren says that 
the appearance of the three obstacles and four devils 
is a source of JOY. 
How could that be? 
It doesn't seem possible. 
But it is, in fact, 
by overcoming the steep hills and inclines of obstacles 
we can forge our lives 
and ascend the summit of Buddhahood, 
where we can savor the sublime vista of 
eternity, happiness, true self and purity."

He goes on to say:

"We need to "own" them (our obstacles) as something we ourselves have summoned up...we are in charge, we are the protagonists...the struggle against the three obstacles and four devils is indeed a great joy."

President Ikeda goes on to say:
"As Nichiren Daishonin writes: "When a tiger roars, gales blow; when a dragon intones, clouds gather" (The Workings of Brahma and Shakra," WND-1, 799) When we adopt this attitude ~ "I summoned this storm!~ our hearts will be filled with the bright sense of hope and purpose." (All quotes from the 2013 August Living Buddhism, pages 21, 22) 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~According to Daisaku Ikeda, we summon the exact set of obstacles we need to springboard our lives to the next level of practice and happiness. 
We will be better off for them.  
We summoned these storms. 

Realizing this takes our lives from Victim to Victory! This simple change in perspective brings incredible power to our Daimoku. When we are chanting we can address our lives and roar like the lions (Buddhas!) we are. What follows is a PowerPrayer I offer you to reclaim your life and move from Victim to Victor. As always, I offer you my writings from my heart, not as an official SGI representative, although I love the organization and encourage everyone to participate - if you are not yet a member please use this link to connect: sgi-usa.org 


PowerPrayer  ~ Fresh Determination

For Moving 
From Victim to VICTOR 

You may want to read this before chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and let the words and gently flow in and out of your mind while chanting. It's a focusing tool ~ that's what a PowerPrayer - A Fresh Determination...

by Jamie Lee Silver from Chantforhappiness.com. 

LIFE !! 
I get it! 
I SUMMONED THIS STORM and I can VANQUISH IT! 
I summoned this storm and I will WIN over it !
I am a Buddha - 
I feel Nam-myoho-renge-kyo throughout my whole body - 
in every cell. I will prove the power of the Gohonzon, the Power of my own life right here, right now! My own sufferings will turn into my happiness and I inspire others and create kosen-rufu through my own life. 

Shoten Zenjin (protective forces of the universe within all life) 
Back me up! 
Support this votary of the Lotus Sutra in these ways:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
I vow to PROVE the POWER of the MYSTIC LAW 
through my own victories - 
so I can encourage everyone that 
the IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE!
I will NOW raise my life condition to a level I have never before experienced. 

I see through the eyes of the Buddha, 
I feel with the heart of the Buddha
I AM the Buddha! 
The universe exists within ME! 
I am CLAIMING power over my own life. 
No more complaining for me! 
No More "Woe is me!" 
NO! 
Starting today ~ with this Daimoku ~ 
I bring forth all the wisdom I need
                             to know what I need to do - 
All the courage I need ~ 
                             as I boldly take the right action 
All the perfect timing I need ~ 
                             to accomplish what I want
And the People and Resources I need ~ 
                             ALL appear right now! 
I am a powerful being waging a powerful war against the fundamental darkness inherent in all of life and I will WIN. 
Starting today 
I will win in:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


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For more information about 
SGI Buddhism please go to SGI-USA.org

Write me your victories at Chantforhappiness@gmail.com!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

How to Fill Your Heart with Gratitude and be Happy! Link for Monday's 10am Worldwide Buddhist meeting

         Happiness is an Inside Job 

                                    and it comes from Gratitude. 

Try it! Try to be grateful and unhappy at the same time. You can't do it. 

Gratitude leads to Happiness, and we can create gratitude. 

As Ikeda Sensei says 

"Happiness is Something You Have to BUILD for yourself"
World Tribune, March 2008. (I've published this full passage in the blog several times) 

How do we Build Happiness? We start by declaring it. Claiming it. Our words are our most powerful messengers. 

Before I chant every morning 
I write ten things I'm grateful for. 
How about joining me? 
Let's have a gratitude challenge! 

My gratitude list changes every single day. 

Here's a sample from today's List: 


I'm so happy and grateful for the readers of my blog. I'm determined that every word I write strikes a chord and encourages us to refresh our practices so we can bloom into the Buddhas we are and take the rest of the world along with us!    

I'm so happy and grateful for the members who are attending my Worldwide Buddhist Meetings every week, and inviting their friends! 

I'm so happy and grateful we are strengthening our faith and practices! 

I'm so happy and grateful to be watching two slowly moving dolphins swimming by in the Gulf of Mexico as I write these words. 

I'm so happy and grateful that money easily comes to me every day in increasing amounts from multiple sources on a continual basis! 

I'm so happy and grateful I professionally help my EFT Tapping clients become the Buddhas of Absolute Freedom by teaching them how to tap out negative emotions so positive ones come to the surface. 

I'm so grateful and happy I help clients turn grief into appreciation and hope. 

I'm so grateful and happy people trust me to use my heart, soul, and devoted Buddhist practice, (in other words, my whole life) to help them help themselves! Thank you!

I'm so grateful and happy to receive referrals from happy clients. My business is almost at full capacity! 

After I write my list I chant in gratitude. 

Thank you Gohonzon! 
Thank you my life! 
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo! 

I'll see you Monday at 10:00AM for our 
Worldwide Buddhist Meeting! The meeting goes from 10:00-11:00. (Some stay after to learn about my practice of EFT.) 


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Saturday, May 23, 2020

See You at 2:00 pm US Eastern TIme!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Wednesday at 2:00 pm Eastern US I'm on the Radio ~ Here's the link!

 
I'm on The Intentional Spirit Radio Show on Wednesday, May 20th at 2:00 pm:
From Rev. Temple Hayes: 
Jamie Lee Silver

Don't miss my lovely guest tomorrow Unity FM at 2:00 pm US Eastern Time 
You can use the time converter WorldTimeBuddy.com to see your time. 

..Join in the conversation Tapping for Happiness with Jamie Lee Silver
Jamie Lee Silver https://tapforhappiness.com/ is on a mission to alleviate grief and suffering one person at a time with EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique or tapping. In each session, Jamie teaches her clients how to gently signal their nervous systems so their reactions to stress can be calmer and they can think more clearly. Find out how to free yourself from stuck emotions and get a handle on anxiety.
Awesome! I hope you can tune in! 

Friday, May 8, 2020

PowerPrayer for Actual Proof Now!


From Daisaku Ikeda: 

"Though we may seem to be chanting alone, 
we are not. 
As we chant, 
untold billions of heavenly deities 
are facing the Gohonzon with us. 
In this way, 
the protective forces of the universe assemble en masse (altogether)
and work to safeguard each one of you, 
manifesting in your environment 
and the actions of the people near you, 
the actions of your friends and fellow members." 

~Daisaku Ikeda
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This is the quote I was referring to at our last meeting. I LOVE this quote! 

PowerPrayer to SEE ACTUAL PROOF! 
While in front of the Gohonzon tell your life as you chant: 

LIFE show me this practice works. 
BUDDHAS get busy! I demand results now! 
Every nam-myoho-renge-kyo I chant makes a difference. 
With this Nam-myoho-renge-kyo I am CHANGING my life now! WIth This Daimoku
With this Daimoku I am changing my karma. 
Now! Let me see results in _____________________
And reach this goal____________________________
and feel this way_____________________________
Gohonzon, blow me away with actual proof so that all around me will wan to know how I did it. 
And I can tell them Nam-myoho-renge-kyo 
and invite them to a meeting!
Let me encounter the people who are searching for this practice, searching for happiness now! 

__________________________________________________


I am grateful to you my friends. Grateful for every single one of you. You touch my heart. You inspire me. And we are getting to know one another in person at our meetings. 
Every morning when I face the Gohonzon and chant, my first prayer is for the untold billions of deities within my life, body, and spirit to wake up and greet the untold billion deities on the Gohonzon.

And I chant for all who are seeking peace to find this blog, find this practice, and, if we are meant to work together, to find me through my website TapforHappiness.com. All for Kosen Rufu! I chant to have victory in my business and have my life inspire people that they can end their suffering and experience true joy. 

Just like any true professional in the SGI, I strive to make President Ikeda proud of me as his successor, by my professionalism, passion, and results.  

And knowing that untold billions of heavenly deities are with me as I chant my two hours every day. Well, it just boosts my spirit, my daimoku, my hope, and determination. I am the Buddha. And so are you! 

No matter what you are facing, Daimoku will get you through. Please remember that I can't give individual guidance via email. Please go to your local senior in faith for guidance. That is the beauty of the Soka Gakkai. 

Have a great weekend!