Human Revolution in a Nutshell

June 6, 2011 by Mary Logan. Morning Butterfly. Photo 93242 of 100627; Previous · Next. Added: June 6, 2011. File Size: 48.62 kb. Resolution: 800×800

A human revolution is an inner transformation, a modern day expression of what it means to attain Buddhahood in this lifetime.  When chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, a transformation takes place.  This involves freeing oneself from the four evil paths of hell, hunger, animality, and anger and moving into the world of bodhisattva and Buddhahood.  By entering into a continual process of self-improvement, one’s highest potential is brought forth.  A human revolution is about growth and achievement right now.  One can let go of the past, experience the present, and move forward into the future with compassion and vitality.  Chanting brings forth the greater self,  allowing one to let go of selfish tendencies and the needs of the ego and instead focus on the happiness and well-being of others.  “Using the example of cherry, peach, plum, and damson blossoms, Nichiren teaches that each unique entity, just as it is, possesses Buddhahood.  The essence of Nichiren Buddhism is for each individual to reveal from within his or her own true and highest potential.  There’s no need to pretend, try to be someone you’re not, to be impatient and anxious or to doubt yourself.  The Soka path of mentor and disciple is a great path of victory and happiness that will enable you to shine your brightest and in your own unique way.” (September 19th, 2008 World Tribune)

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    • Hello and thank you for your comment. It is hard for me to provide insight without knowing more about your practice and how you are practicing. However, I just posted something new today, “Lessons From The Wisdom of the Lotus Sutra” and in that post I discuss how my own practice has evolved and improved over time. You may get some additional insight from that. Are you an SGI member? If so, do you attend district meetings every month? If you do, I highly recommend speaking to a district or chapter leader. Any time I have been at an impasse with my own practice, I find that I can gain additional growth and insight from leaders and senior members in my district. And finally, remember that a correct practice includes practice for oneself and for others, study of Nichiren Buddhist publications. and faith; it’s faith, study, and practice! That is key. Practice everyday, morning and night, study as often as you can, and faith always. I hope this helps, and I am sorry that I did not respond sooner to your comment. I stepped away from my blog for awhile, but now I’m back:-) Take care!

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