Magnetic mantras--nembutsu, daimoku
, dharani--sound tsunamis surging throughout the universe.
My research disclosed a methodology that made much of the "inadequacies" of Western philosophy and theology and that taught the "inescapable logic" of Nichiren Buddhism, the absolute authority of the Lotus Sutra, and the practical benefits of worshiping the Daimoku
, or "Sacred Title" inscribed by Nichiren.
Also reproduced are rituals centered in prayers (daimoku [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] gongyo [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) before the sacred object (gohonzon [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]); the custom of "discussion meetings" (zadankai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) as a feature to attract new members and keep the constituents cohesive; and the ever-present invigoration of the present spiritual leader, Ikeda Daisaku [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (b.
Since joining, I have chanted nammyoho-renge-kyo [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], the daimoku mantra] for many hundreds of hours.
After three years of chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (or daimoku
, the core practice of Nichiren Buddhism), my dream came true.
From the moment we chant daimoku
with a deep powerful resolve, the sun begins to rise in our hearts.