Monday, May 25, 2015

Appreciation for the Protective Forces of the Universe

The protective forces within all life. 
We call them Shoten Zenjin. I love them, no matter what they are called. Yesterday they helped my son Ben one more time. And he is back in the hospital again.

This morning my friend Georgine is coming over to chant, my own personal shoten zenjin. My view is shoten zenjin manifest in many forms at any time. One of the people who helped Ben yesterday overheard me use the word "myoho." He said "I don't often hear people speaking Japanese." Of course, I told him I was a 30 year practicing Buddhist. He told me he'd been chanting in the SGI since the age of 12. Myoho indeed. Shoten zenjin indeed. 

Once more I sit down to chant in deep gratitude for Ben's life, for my life, for my family, for the members, for you, and for his shoten zenjin yesterday. I am more determined than ever to change my own karma so that my environment will change. 

"Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is like the roar of a lion. What sickness could therefore be an obstacle." 
Nichiren Daishonin


  1. Your experience of faith with your son is so inspiring.

  2. Hi Jamie
    Thanks for your blog. Im having terrible economical times.
    I started building my own business however I had to stop. I want to restart but I need money.
    Im chanting two times a day the Nan Myoho Renge Kyo, It is my last chance.
    Thanks for being so nice.
    Meche Perdomo

  3. Hi Jamie , every day I look forward towards you sharing your victories, with Ben , with your life and in every area that u touch . So many people are inspired by your blog and lot of prayers are with u and ur family . Take care

  4. Yes, I sincerely hope Your Son, Ben, will Get Well Soon! Sending DAIMOKU TO Him, Now!

  5. Thank you so much Jemmie for sharing your are such an inspiration.

  6. Thank you so much Jemmie for sharing your are such an inspiration.