Sunday, April 1, 2012

Guidance by Vice President Tsuji - Excerpt 2

The second part talks about why it is important to chant nam myo ho renge kyo aloud? Many members have asked this question at various times. I feel that the following guidance explains it very nicely.

"There is another quotation from page 832 of the Gosho, "Never
 seek this Gohonzon outside yourself. The Gohonzon exists only
 within the mortal flesh of us ordinary people who embrace the
 Lotus Sutra and chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo." As stated in this
 Gosho Nam-myoho-renge-kyo exists within us. But for some reason
 it is very difficult to manifest Nam-myoho-renge-kyo or we can
 not seem to bring it out. That is why we are mere mortals. Then
 how can we manifest it in our lives?

 We can bring it forth by just vocalizing Nam-myoho-renge-kyo.
 You may see cherry blossom and feel how beautiful it is. You
 may see a full moon and enjoy the moonlight. You may see a
 cockroach and feel disgusted. By seeing these things you feel
 these types of life conditions. You may be moved by hearing
 beautiful music or be motivated by hearing President Ikeda's
 speech on tape. You achieve these through your ears.

 You're related to your Gohonzon through vocalization. That
 means by chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo out loud you bring forth
 your Buddhist life force. There is a phrase in the Gosho that
 states that your voice brings out Buddhahood. As long as you
 chant Daimoku you bring out your Buddhahood. It will explode
 from you. If you are conned or robbed your life will burst
 with anger. If your life is filled with worries and suffering
 you may commit suicide. If you chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo you
 can change life filled with such suffering, anger or poverty
 and overcome your problems."

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