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Title: The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism LA Beach Cities Region Introduction to Buddhism August


1
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins BuddhismLA
Beach Cities RegionIntroduction to
BuddhismAugust 6, 2007
2
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Nichiren Buddhism
  • Purpose become happy

3
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Practice means put into action
  • Create value, Cause-oriented
  • Practice for oneself and others
  • Gongyo practice for oneself
  • Expedient Means (2nd Chapter)
  • The Life Span of the Thus Come One (16th)

4
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Gongyo Assiduous Practice
  • persistent application
  • not hardship
  • Gongyo Revolutionize our lives
  • base our lives on Buddhahood
  • struggle, but break the chains of destiny
  • habitual behavior

5
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Gongyo Return to ultimate truth
  • Before and afterexperience
  • eternal, unchanging enlightened nature of the
    universe
  • refreshes us/ universal self

6
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Practice for others
  • Jihi take away unhappiness, give happiness (not
    charity)
  • Teach Nichiren Buddhism
  • introduce, show with our lives
  • Emissary, votary, disciples

7
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Practice for oneself and others
  • effect is for both master our negative
    tendencies
  • Balancing practice oneself and others
  • flowing water

8
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Study as practice
  • tools writings, guidance, publications
  • not academic, purpose is aid in faith
  • The three elements
  • Faith Practice and Study

9
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Faith is
  • Nothing extraordinary, human quality
  • everyday faith sun rising, love
  • Life is something great
  • dispels doubts, anxiety, regret, fears
  • Seeking mind more than belief

10
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Faith as a result of our practice
  • pure heart, flexible spirit
  • absolute faith in universal law and in ourselves
    and in others
  • Result is
  • enjoyable life, serenity, security, strength
  • But must begin with faith (open heart)

11
The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Faith as challenge
  • change destiny
  • defeat obstacles, devilish functions
  • Training for our lives
  • dont avoid hardship, problems
  • not coping or tolerating

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The Practice of Nichiren Daishonins Buddhism
  • Practice of Nichiren Buddhism means
  • establish peaceful, creative society
  • active / challenge
  • based in reality, then can prove power of
    Gohonzon
  • must have ideals, strive to achieve them,
    transcending present realities

13
I entrust you with the propagation of Buddhism
in your province. (WND-1, 1117)
14
Abutsu-bo, you deserve to be called a leader of
this northern province. (WND-1, 300)
15
There should be no discrimination among those
who propagate the five characters of
Myoho-renge-kyo in the Latter Day of the Law, be
they men or women. (WND-1, 385)
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