Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life!
Here you will learn how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo!
First of all make a list of what you really want in life. Take a new look at your desires and write them down. Dream big. What do you really want? What do you want for yourself? What do you want for others? What do you want for the world? Make a list. There is no such thing as a “bad” desire as long as you wish no harm on others. Many Buddhists began chanting with desires that later turned into other desires. Don’t worry about it. Chant for what is really in your heart. Be true to yourself.
I suggest having some sort of journal to write in. Writing in a journal helps you become aware of your progress and benefits.
Choose a place to chant comfortably. You’ll want to sit in a comfortable chair. Where would you feel most at ease chanting out loud? It is helpful to have something on the wall to focus on. It's helpful to rest your eyes on something slightly above eye level. It can be anything. When I first started chanting in my little two room apartment in San Francisco, I sat on the mattress on the floor and gazed up at the moon in a poster of Mono Lake. Choose something soothing to rest your eyes on. I find it helpful to have a table nearby for my tea, and other things I like to have close when I chant. You may want to put a little table up as an altar, but you don’t need that to begin.
Write the words Nam Myoho Renge Kyo on a piece of paper (or use the card enclosed in this book). The words are pronounced as follows:
Nahm, rhymes with Mom,
meeyohoh, with three long vowels,
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo.
Nahm Meeyohoh Rain Gay Key Oh
Hold your hands with the palms facing in and touching each other in front of your heart. Sit with your back as straight as possible and say the words over and over and over again.
You do not have to concentrate about what is in your mind at first. Just say the words. Breathe whenever you have to for as long as you like. See if you can chant for a few minutes, then a few minutes more. Chant for as long as you can!
The rhythm should sound like a train moving, or horses running. There should be some energy to it. You can chant as fast or as slow as you wish. Speed of chanting is up to you.
If you want to hear how it sounds you can go to the top left corner of this blog and chant with me. I begin slowly and speed up with more energy.
See how it makes you feel. Can you chant for a little longer? Maybe even a little longer than that. Can you get to the point where you don’t have to think about the words, but can actually think about what you want? It may take a little time. Naturally you will begin to chant for what you want. You’ll see.
When you are finished chanting you can write in your journal.
Start by writing an assessment of your life right now. What’s going well, what you’d like to improve on. Then write how you felt before chanting and after chanting. In your journal set a goal for how much you want to chant every day. When I started, I could only chant five minutes a day in the morning and five minutes in the evening. I had a timer next to me and I’m sure there were times I stopped before I’d even reached five minutes! You will build up momentum! Commit to chant twice a day every day. Keep your goals in mind and you’ll remember your reasons for chanting!
These words and this vibration go deep into the heart of your life itself. They summon forth your highest wisdom, vitality and sense of purpose. They also uproot the karma that is making you suffer, and give you the opportunity to change this karma forever. You will still have challenges and problems in life when you chant...but eventually you will see them as the opportunities they are. Problems are the FUEL you need to catapult your life into a life of happiness and joy. You have begun a journey to uncover the true happiness that exists in your shining Buddha life. Congratulations!
Also - make sure to search on Soka Gakkai followed by whatever country you live in. This site will help you to connect with people who will be happy to help you learn to chant, overcome your problems, and reveal your brilliant, wonderful self! Fellow Soka Gakka members love to help each other.
and go to IKEDAQUOTES.org to read Daisaku Ikeda's words. He is lighting the way for us all...and for YOU!
SGI, Daisaku Ikeda, Manuel Noriega, cocaine, Castro, Ceausescu
Posted by: The Anticult ()
Date: January 06, 2010 01:11PM
What about the connections between Daisaku Ikeda and General Manuel Noriega, and the photo's if Ikeda with Noriega and other dictators?
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Daisaku Ikeda Pictured with General Noriega Daisaku Ikeda, president of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), [biffinbridge.blogspot.com]
Divorcing the Dictator [books.google.com] "As Noriega's powers increased, he grew closer to the sect's leader, Daisaku Ikeda, and a life-sized statue of Noriega was erected in a garden at one temple ..."
"Ikeda was found 'comforting' Manuel Noriega (at this time a disciple of Soka Gakkai) .... led by Ikeda"
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Daisaku Ikeda Finance the Operations of Cocaine of Manuel Noriega
Daisaku Ikeda Finance les Operations de Cocaine de Manuel Noriega
The General Manuel Noriega received funds Ikeda and the Soka Gakkai for its operations finace traffic in drugs.
The revelation was made recently that the President of SGI Daisaku Ikeda procured funds to General Manuel Noriega for his traffic cocaine. Then we learned that the Japanese politician and member of the Party of Nouvelles Frontieres (Shinshinto), Ichiro Ozawa, received the sums of money Ikeda, its investments in the form of the drug from Gen. Noriega. Noriega.
Prof. Yoshihiro Tsurumi City College of New York, director of the Institute of Economic Research Pacific, in his recently published book entitled: An unconventional methods to kill the American (Japanese title:-Amerika goroshi No Cho-Hasso) 206 and following pages, shows that Daisaku Ikeda, Ichiro Ozawa and General Manuel Noriega were linked together in the traffic of cocaine from Gen. Noriega in Panama.
Proof of this comes from the testimony of Gen.. Noriega himself, who testified that Daisaku Ikeda Alimenta Noriega with funding from the Soka Gakkai for its use in its drug operations in Panama. Gen. Noriega also testified that Daisaku Ikeda has regularly paid Ichiro Ozawa of enormous sums of money from the profits made across the traffic of drugs Noriega thanks to money from the Soka Gakkai.
Origin: An unconventional methods to kill the American, page 206 and following Author: Yoshihiro Tsurumi Published by: Tokuma Shoten, Publication date: October 1994.
Daisaku Ikeda with Noriega, and other dictators
A businessman who exploit THE REPUTATION OF BUDDHISM
TO EMPHASIZE ITS PERSONALITY TO EXPAND ITS BUSINESS 'MILLIONAIRES
In 2001, Asia Week magazine put it already in 19th place in his ranking of the most powerful men in Asia. In the same ranking, the president of Sony Corporation is at 29th place, the president of Toyota in the 35th, Prime Minister of 'India to 40th, the Prime Minister of Australia to the 46th.
How did a former employee to get rich so remarkable?
Thanks to favorable tax treatment enjoyed by all religions in Japan, Daisaku Ikeda, the Soka Gakkai has been able to transform into a committee of business almost free. . Not only that psychological enslavement of 12 million members of Soka Gakkai in Japan has been able to create a sort of consortium of consumer be able to boycott the products of unwanted people in the Cape, which constitute a hard core of loyal consumers, always ready to purchase and give away the books first Sensei ( "teacher").
Even assuming that every believer is shopping for himself at least 4-5 books a year, it is very quietly sold 50 million copies in Japan alone, without any need for ad dollars.
If the President is upset with someone in politics, it is difficult for economic ruin because each member will be happy to do something for the sake of Kosen rufu, such as erasing major supply contracts with troublesome people or block the publication of books " too critical. "
Before him, in the first two presidents, Makiguchi and Toda, the Soka Gakkai Association was at least a serious and devout, but Ikeda, when he became president, discovered the enormous power that comes with having millions of people willing to follow always and every password, every wish of the Head, any indication, any suggestion.
This irresistible mental influence has been ably used for "the fray" on the ground specifically through the establishment of a political party, the Komeito, which despite its limited electoral results, it is sometimes made available in the formation of the government majority.
Despite the Komeito is now formally separated from the SG, all their equipment, from politicians down to the last employee, are members of the Gakkai, and then subjected to the charm and above all to the unquestioned and unquestionable power of Ikeda.
Among other things, each year the SG takes a special meeting of leaders on support from the Komeito.
Faced with these successes, Ikeda has seen fit to try to reproduce globally the results obtained in the motherland. Thus in 1975 came the Soka Gakkai International. Ikeda's dream is to make the Soka Gakkai can count on every country in the world on the consent of a significant proportion of the population.
To achieve this, the Soka Gakkai has simplified and adapted, with some deformation, Nichiren Buddhism, a sort of religion that seems invented in the studios of Walt Disney, because it is naively based on the achievement of their own desires and ambitions, just like the fairy tales of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
In practice, a factory of fantasies and illusions, the exact opposite of traditional Buddhism, which teaches even to remove the attachment as an essential condition for overcoming the pain and progress in wisdom.
However, it is a well known phenomenon that people want to be deceived, if you find reassurance and psychological protection. . So the Soka Gakkai could not quickly expand teaching Buddhism "true", ie one that requires dedication, meditation, research, contemplation and renunciation.
Those who want success in the sense of propaganda, and the growth in numbers alone, we should spread the promises that everyone wants to feel a little 'as in election campaign:
"I want you, the members of Osaka, prayed before this Gohonzon and fill your lives for benefits. Recover your health if you are sick. Earn enough money to live comfortably if you are poor. Continue your faith in a perfect manner and become happy. "(J. Toda, speech inaugurating the first cultural center of Kansai, 4 January 1956)
IKEDA always knew his self investing large sums to exalt his megalomaniac ambitions.
In the photo on the left we see his picture in the star at the center, while its "blue men" (toh. .. seems a congress of Forza Italy!) Participate in a convention of the Soka Gakkai in Japan.
The exaltation of themselves and the absolute lack of modesty is minimal as there may be more alien to Buddhism, which, however, Mr. Ikeda si ritiene il maggior interprete contemporaneo. Ikeda is considered the greatest contemporary interpreter.
In Japan, perhaps more than abroad, Ikeda continues for years its "holy war" against the hated rival Nikken Abe, patriarch of the Nichiren Shoshu, the Buddhist sect that has excommunicated Daisaku Ikeda considering it undignified and took away the Soka Gakkai any recognition.
By contrast, the inspiration dell'indiscusso head Ikeda, recitations are held regularly for the destruction of the Temple Nichiren Shoshu.
The campaign of hate seems to find fertile ground among the members of Soka Gakkai Japanese, who come to paint Nikken as "more evil than Osama bin Laden. Besides who does not align with the campaign are prophesied misfortune and curses.
Daisaku Ikeda AMA PROMOTING THE CULT OF HIS PERSONALITY '
EVEN WITH EVENTS IN HIS CAMP IN PHOTOS
Alongside the historical characters and PRESTIGE
Another striking example of the megalomania and indole boaster of Daisaku Ikeda is reported in the newspaper Buddhist CYBERSANGHA. In this site tells you how Ikeda had the cunning to create its own Cultural Center at Harvard, with the deliberate purpose to hold conferences in a way that exploits the enormous prestige in the media of the American university is considered the most important institution educational world.
The magazines of the Soka Gakkai International describes the "triumph" of Ikeda at Harvard. Nobody knew anything at Harvard, of course, yet the press continue to emphasize the SGI is suspected of Ikeda calls for respect for Harvard and Harvard for his erudition ! Obviously not specified that Ikeda was invited by .... ITS cultural center, and played sull'equivoco to get people to believe that the calls came UNIVERSITY 'Harvard.
A true masterpiece that shows the ability of media Daisaku Ikeda to know how to use subtle psychological tricks to imitate, substitute, boasters, appropriation of another's fame and prestige.
Eventually, after many false recognitions in the end there are those who believe, and also awards come true, because he never spared Ikeda donations that might attract the benevolence of Institutions, International Organizations, State.
The leadership of Ikeda's anxiety enlarge his reputation led him to make big mistakes, like the questionable acquaintances of bloodthirsty dictators. Qui sotto lo vediamo insieme a Nicolae Ceausescu . Below we see with Nicolae Ceausescu.
Daisaku Ikeda TOGETHER the bloodthirsty Romanian dictator Ceausescu
Despite the claim to appear as a staunch pacifist leader, Ikeda has never had qualms in establishing relations with the political compromises with various crimes. His supporters, having generally lost all critical faculties, in some way to defend the honor of their father-master, the undisputed master, using a ridiculous excuse: Ikeda would visit these shady dictators to convert to peace.
Nothing is more absurd, first because not even the same Ikeda has issued similar statements of intent, also none Of these tyrants has entirely changed its behavior.
Below we see Ikeda with the Panamanian dictator Noriega. Daisaku Ikeda and Noriega Conversations like old friends.
Could not miss a meeting with Fidel Castro (see photo below).
DAISAKU IKEDA Entertain FIDEL CASTRO,
Ikeda has been able to combine his need to belong, with the needs of political leaders increasingly isolated, as indeed Ceusesku, Noriega and Castro, who had everything to gain by getting all the honors that a leader no less "Buddhist".
In fact in countries subjected to such dictators there was no real religious freedom, and the other democratic rights were violated.
Ikeda, giving credibility to these dictators, he therefore had an accomplice also of their wickedness, disgracing the name and reputation of Buddhism.
Daisaku Ikeda to make credible its image as a pseudo-pacifist committed to the good of mankind, has made extensive use of communications technology that experts call the "halo effect".
It is widely used in advertising and consists in approaching the two objects, two images, two concepts or two people, so that the reputation of the object 1 to be "transferred" in 2.
The most classic example is a famous actor and drinking a nice cocktail. Infuenzerà The sympathy of the character's perception of the aperitif, this is bound to show, through their effect alone, a symbol of success, just as an actor.
The experience of the center of Harvard, we have discussed in this page was already an application of the technique of 'halo effect.
Ikeda has tried to use the same technique when he conceived the ranting campaign IKEDA - GANDHI - MARTIN LUTHER KING "(see photo below).
An unscrupulous Japanese businessmen who dares to approach her figure to that of 2 martyrs of peace and freedom is really an act devoid of any moral scruples!
Ikeda is not just a clever advertising, but also a shrewd diplomat. So the campaign Gandhi-King-Ikeda is not just based on photomontages, but also by distributing generous offer to the Gandhi Institute in Nashville and the ML King Jr. International Chapel in Atlanta.
Obviously it is not easy to make charitable donations and contributions that lavishes Ikeda. For him it's shrewd investments, which have a huge financial fallout on its business and especially on its little-known international brokerage who see the center of a complex network of relationships, including politicians, on whose true nature remains a mystery.
Recently Ikeda curiously enriched his collection of honors with the title of Officer of the Italian Republic. . It would be interesting to know the background of such an unexpected recognition, but knowing how things go in Italy, this episode does nothing but cast further suspicion on the activities of Daisaku Ikeda.