Friday, July 24, 2020

Breaking Through Together!

Good Day Fellow Members! 

I hope you are joining me in chanting unprecedented levels of Daimoku for yourselves, your families, your friends, your shakubuku and to rid the world of this violence and have peace throughout the four corners of the earth! 

Together with our mentor Ikeda Sensei we have the power to change the world - through the power inside our own lives - using the lion's roar of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to bring out our fullest potential and happiness! 

Remember, we are Buddhas in the world at every single moment. We shine our Buddha Beacons whether we know it or not. And our sparkling life conditions that we get from chanting, studying and encouraging others makes a difference every single moment! If you're feeling low, chant more! 

Thank you Monika for sharing this with us: 

Monika's Realization! 

"Hello friends!! This is Monika. Just wanted to share something that I have came to the realization after attending Jamie's meetings. I have been practicing since 2.5 years now. Last month in one of Monday's meetings I have shared that I don't have so many actual proofs to encourage members but most of them are inconspicuous benefits and 

Jamie mentioned 'We are Buddhas and we are showing the actual proof at all the times" and this thing has stuck in my mind. 

Maybe I was basically looking at that one thing that I have been challenging; my relationship karma with my husband for about 2 years now and recently he has also filed the divorce since we have been living separately for 3 years now and I still don't want the divorce to happen. 

Anyways after listening to Jamie's son Aaron's experience, (I will post Aaron's experience next week), in which he talked about inconspicuous benefits and most importantly to all the questions that have come up in these meetings from the members all around the world I can definitely say, I do have so many experiences/ benefits that I could relate to my own personal life to encourage people. 

Few of them were exactly the same situations that I sometimes challenge through faith. Problems can even be the smaller ones from our day to day life and our words of encouragement to people can lift them up in every situation; be it bigger or smaller ones.  

Even in this tough situation I am staying happy always smiling, working on my own human revolution, making good causes, and creating value at all times. This is all the benefits of my practice and I know that I am on the right path. Inconspicuous benefits are even more important since those help in building our character and eventually help us in overcoming our negative tendencies. What I needed was just a realization towards this. 

So thank you everyone for making me realize this with all the questions and especially Jamie for conducting these meetings. Love you all !!! 💕"

Awesome Monika! We love you!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Benefits! Abundant Daimoku is the Key to Happiness!

Hello Friends! 
Here I am on the Crystal River in Florida. 

You never know what wonderful benefits will happen when you're chanting for two hours every day! 

I feel like the Buddha of absolute freedom. 

I AM the Buddha of Absolute Freedom - and so are YOU!

This is my first solojourney. Yes, I made that word up. 
I am amazed by how much I am loving it. You see, for some time I've thought I needed someone to travel with. and that I had to find that person first. 
Then I made a friend who prefers solo travel, and she inspired me to try it. And here I am! It is so much fun!

With all this Daimoku under my belt, I just took off to this lovely place...full of water, right on the estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico. This land is filled with fresh-water springs and boat adventures. I'm wearing my mask and social distancing.

The words of Walt Whitman touch my heart: 

"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road. 
Healthy, free, the world before me.
The long brown path before me 
wherever I choose. 

Henceforth I ask not good-fortune. 
I myself am good-fortune.
Henceforth I whimper no more, 
postpone no more, need nothing. 
Strong and content I travel the open road."

From Song of the Open Road, by Walt Whitman

I myself AM good fortune! And so are you!

You know I live my life to inspire. That is my purpose in being show people the wonder and energy that comes from chanting the name of the Mystic Law of the Universe, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo!

As I am on my journey I'm filled with gratitude for the readers who have shown me monetary appreciation through the donate button on this blog. I know many of you have been reading my words for quite some time and asked me to open this channel of appreciation. Thank you! Great idea! 

Anyone who donates appreciation of $50  will receive a PDF copy of my book "Our Forever Ben, One Mom's letters to her son-in-spirit and his poetic replies." My Ben is now the World's Ben, and he has lots of insights from his expanded state. You are all part of Ben's Story!
For those of you who wish to show appreciation of $100 or more, you'll have a half-hour on zoom with me personally. (And a PDF of "Our Forever Ben") 

If my words have touched you - I am so grateful! Thank you for opening your life to me!

Friday, July 10, 2020

PowerPrayer to Transform Fear Into Power!

Now is our time! 
Now, if we succumb to the fear around us, 
if we are focused on our feelings of helplessness, 
if we give in to our reeling minds, 
we will truly suffer. 

It's so easy. I know it is. I know it is because I am a human Buddha just like you are...and I live in Florida, one of the COVID hotspots, while my son Aaron is in Arizona...the OTHER COVID hotspot! 

But even this virus is no match for the Buddha. 

I challenge all of us Buddhas, 
we who are chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, 
must not give in to despair or fear. 
We must raise our Life Conditions 
Tap into our Buddha Nature ~  
By chanting for our LIFE CONDITIONS to RISE 
so we can be above the fear, 
above the noise, 
above all the NEWS! 
If we feel powerless right now, 
I understand it. 
Last week I had my moment of feeling powerless too. 

Then I doubled my Daimoku to two hours because that's what my life needs right now to stay out of the emotional weeds. And I'm using my skills of EFT Tapping on myself too. Click here to sign up for your own Mini-Tapping session. Please make sure to come to your session on time: 

While I was chanting today (and yesterday!) 
I wrote a PowerPrayer for You: 

PowerPrayer Transform Fear into Power! 

I hear you loud and clear! 
Now is my crucial moment. 
Now is our shared crucial moment! 
I join my voice with all my fellow Buddhas to 
DEMAND I rise above this fear. 

With every Nam-myoho-renge-kyo 
I change my karma 
I change my family's Karma
I change the karma of this world. 

Gohonzon, LIFE! 
Together we chant to alleviate this and every virus. 
We chant for infection rates to GO DOWN. 
We chant for our protection 
and the protection of all living things. 

My Daimoku is joined with all others right now
Resounding throughout the world.

Nam-myoho-renge-kyo! Roar! 

Life! With every Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
I change fear to power
I change criticism to appreciation
I change cowering to action
I change fear to wisdom

With this renewed awareness of my much I ROCK, and How POWERFUL I am, I know that I am the Buddha. 
I feel my Buddha emerging 
more and more and more every day. 

I am determined that I will____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________!

In love and light and determination!


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Universal PowerPrayer for Great Benefit for All

Today is July 2nd, 2020 it is Five Years since Benjamin Lee Silver became one of my Shoten Zenjin. Over the years you have chanted with me and shared your lives with me. I am so grateful to each and every one of you. 

Sending my love to you

For today I publish the Universal PowerPrayer for your great benefit. 

I developed PowerPrayers to keep determinations in mind while chanting. I read them before chanting to help focus my thoughts and direct my prayers while chanting the name of the Mystic Law - Nam-myoho-renge-kyo. This is my adaptation of the universal PowerPrayer...the prayer for each person who is sitting in front of their Gohonzon to realize their dream of kosen rufu and happiness. 

Universal PowerPrayer for Happiness for ALL

Every Daimoku I chant
reaches every other person who is chanting
I deepen the power of my faith by 10,000x
so that all who are chanting can also deepen their faith, spread the word of this great teaching 
to those still suffering
become absolutely happy
and create a happy and peaceful world!

I chant that every single person who is chanting 
feels the full power 
sees the full power
experiences the full power
of this faith in their lives. 

I chant for all members to have faith
receive incredible 
and to know, within their DNA itself 
within every cell in their body
that this practice works!

I chant for all who are chanting. 
May my prayer increase the power of their prayer.
May everyone, and this entire planet see benefit!