Wednesday, July 20, 2011

More Ideas about Effective Chanting

As you know, attitude, thought and intention are very important while chanting. Don't get me wrong though, if you can't seem to muster the correct attitude,  it is still worthwhile to chant in front of your Gohonzon and have a blank mind, a wandering mind or an emotional soul. These are all fine too. Chanting is never wasted. I think sometimes we may spend too much time trying to be the first thing I'm going to say is you don't have to be perfect! Chant anyway! 
But here are a few more things that have helped me:
I was asked the question "What do you do when your mind wanders?" and I'll tell you this:
Sometimes I have a lot of things I need "to do" in my brain. It is for this reason that I keep a pen and a pad of paper by me in front of the Gohonzon. That way, when I am thinking "Oh goodness I need to call so and so back" I take the pen and paper and empty my brain of the task. Then it's on the paper and I don't have to think about it any more! 
Sometimes I'll also get on a roll with intention and think "Oh man, this is a great prayer I've tapped into...I want to write this one down so I can share it with others and remember to chant it again." and I write that down too. 
In the back of my journal I sometimes write the prayers I'm really focusing on right now. 
And the prayer that resonates most with me now is the prayer to do my human revolution and raise my life condition. We all know that all change comes from within right? And when we make a fundamental change in our life condition by chanting, our environment changes because of this. It has too. We are connected to our environment in every way. All desires are encompassed in this prayer. ALL DESIRES. 
I just picture my life spiraling upwards and everything around me spiraling upwards too. 
I also chant to join my spirit and my prayer with Daisaku Ikeda's. He is the President of the SGI as many of you know. He is a man, not a god. He is a man with fierce determination towards peace on this earth and the happiness of all people. I share his determination for peace and happiness. That's why I write this blog. I sincerely want YOU to be happy. I am here to help you and chant for you, and encourage you to chant courageously. Connect with what you TRULY desire. Don't ask for permission to chant for your desires. Just do it! Your desires are the fuel for your absolute happiness. You can do it!!!!


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  2. This is my experience about visualizing yourself and chanting.
    I had once visualized that I am giving an interview for company sitting in car in Rocky Mountains. It was just a thought and it did happen and I am trying to figure it as a deadline by universe.
    The universe knew that I am going to Rocky Mountains and staying at Estes park where signal strength is weak in hotel so ultimately I ended up giving an interview for Baker Hughes sitting in car.
    This was a miracle and using this experience I am trying to figure out a thumb rule on working. To give you actual proof that this happened, enclosed are some excerpts from email conversations and booking"""

    """"I have scheduled you for tomorrow, Friday June 4, 2010 at 11am MT time. Luke will be contacting you at that time to conduct the phone interview.

    """""Holiday Inn Rocky Mountain Park
    101 South Saint Vrain
    Estes Park, CO 80517
    Check-In: Thursday, June 3, 2010-03:00 PM
    Check-Out: Friday, June 4, 2010-11:00 AM
    Room 1: Siddharth Kulkarni
    Confirmation # 65864660 """""

    What I am doing is trying to figure out if this works with something else so that I have more proof on chanting correctly.

    I would like your thoughts on this because there are many differences among SGI members on how to chant.