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Sunday, April 04, 2021.

"On the Proper Way to Preach the Doctrine"  ( https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-2/Content/208 )  was the teaching of Nichiren soaked into me in my student hood. In particular, "You say in your letter that you were invited to preach the doctrine in a private hall dedicated to the Buddha and that you conducted yourself fittingly. However I consider it, this remark of yours strikes me as very peculiar." this phrase impacts on me even now. Why did Nichiren think of strangely what disciple said and did? The following "The reason is this." indicated clearly the reason. Therefore, "You are not only a priest, but one who preaches the finest doctrine in the entire continent of Jambudvīpa. Even if you were in the presence of a bodhisattva who had attained near-perfect enlightenment, you would have no reason to be concerned whether you conducted yourself “fittingly” or not." and "It would seem that Nichiren’s disciples, after journeying to the cap

Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

I chanted Nam-myoho-renge-kyo (daimoku) was 35.25 hours during one month in February, which is normal for us, the Buddhists of Soka Gakkai. The chanting that in February of last year was 35.25 hours too, but by chance. The chanting that in March of last year was 61.0 hours incidentally, and I will try to chant the daimoku abundantly in March of this year too. Because I need more chanting owing to change myself more excellently and transform my karma into my mission of the Bodhisattvas of the Earth. My mentor said that "When your determination changes, everything will begin to move in the direction you desire. The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your success.".

Friday, January 15, 2021.

    The Nichiren's teaching what I first took to heart is the following those in Happiness in This World (p.681, Nichiren Buddhism Library ): Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy; Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life, and continue chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, no matter what happens; How could this be anything other than the boundless joy of the Law?; Strengthen your power of faith more than ever. I could overcome various difficulties with Nichiren's teaching and the assistance of several mentors till today from twenties years old, but I still have problems. However, I have hope that I can certainly get over these.

Thursday, 7 January, 2021

  I wrote about the story of my life and my moral standards in the two latest articles.   These began from simple thought which I want to live without shameful behavior that I cannot tell daughter in the future!” at around thirty years old.   At that time, I did not deeply think about what was shameful, but I have gradually formed the standards during various experiences through the writing of my mentor.   I can almost practice those, but I absolutely need those standards after this. If I do not have those, so I easily fall into the dark hole of the four devil paths.  

Wednesday, 9 December, 2020. The treaty enters into force

  What should we do to live out our natural life span?   There are probably a variety of answers.  All that matters is not who wants to kill us. I think that it is important to ask what can kill us. A nuclear weapon is fatal for all of us, as you know.  Fortunately, 43 days are left until the treaty enters into force. What is the next problem?

Sunday, 22 November, 2020. The second pillar

    Today, I begin writing about the rest of the story written on November 10, about the second pillar of my moral standard.    Thinking correctly about the way of solution for my problems, we must first and profoundly consider the following quotation by my mentor: "It is impossible to build one's own happiness on the misfortune of others." (from the same site ).    The more you know about our real world and our life, the more you cannot believe the quote that we cannot build our happiness at the sacrifice of other persons' happiness. So even problems within arm's reach far from global problems are not solved. Thus, those are left, continuously accumulated around us, and our situation will be going more and more badly.  Nevertheless, we need to notice the previous quotation. The principle states that everyone includes within each other's environment.    As you know, our inner devils always whisper to us: becoming ignorant; getting greedy; hating anybody!. 

Tuesday, 10 November, 2020. The first pillar

  I have a moral standard as you have, but of course, I do not interest in whether that suits new normals or not.   The standard consists of two pillars in my view of life. The first pillar is standard that I never blame other persons for my problems. The thought has been extremely important for my life and originally based on the philosophy of NIchiren Buddhism, which is  the principle the oneness of life and its environment (e-sho-fu-ni in Japanese)  and  the principle of a single life-moment possessing three thousand realms (ichi-nen-san-zen in Japanese) . My mentor said: “People around us reflects the state of our own lives. The environment that we are in, whether favorable or not, is the product of our own life. When we fail to understand this, we tend to blame others for our troubles.”(from Words of Wisdom by Daisaku Ikea ). Thus, My mentor developed the philosophy of NIchiren Buddhism. Various problems have really occurred around me almost every day. Various problems have re