Thursday, August 1, 2013

How to Muster Sincere Faith

Gosho: On prolonging life

"First you must muster sincere faith." 

Whatever your problem may be, use it as a catalyst to strengthen your daimoku. things will definitely change in your favor when you continue chanting until you spontaneously arouse a great determination and begin acting on it. As Nichiren Daishonin writes to Myojo in this letter, "First you must muster sincere faith." In other words, when faced with 'illness' of any kind, it is vital to summon up the confidence that you can solve any problem through your powers of faith and practice. If your illness overwhelms you and you fail to resolve to conquer it, it will continue to sap your already weakened life-force. on the other hand, no matter how much you may hurt at the moment or how badly shattered your life may be, through a sincere and resolute practice, your life will definitely become healthy. you will see proof of this physically, spiritually, and in your associations with other people.

Source: George M Williams, Vice President SGI

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