Saturday, July 07, 2007

Daishonin Buddhism

After years of being a free thinker and not having any spiritual growth, I have decided to take on a faith. I have started to practice Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism, the same faith as Anne, naturally. It is difficult for a lost soul, one that hungers for spiritual food, to resist the goodness that was showered continuously and patiently by one's mate. And I am glad that I picked on a faith for I could feel that I am a better person already :)

The essense of this Buddhism is human revolution through chanting a specific mantra, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. The whole idea is to bring forth the Buddhahood within all of us so that we can then have the wisdom and courage to face life's challenges.

As a child, whenever I fill a form, I would check "Buddhist" in the Religion box without understanding what is Buddhism. I used to wish that I could find Buddhist text that are written in English so that I could understand the teachings.

Years later, I finally found one :)

4 comments:

Bahija said...

WOW :) 07-07-07 ....see the auspicious number. Congrats...i am very sure by now , u understand how it is like or feel NOT being a lost soul. 2 yrs ago, I had the feeling that I hv wasted many years of my life being lost soul ...apa then - that's wrong statement too, it's part of the journey. I'm very happy for u - hee

Bahija said...

aiiii, missed the 07-07-07 timeframe, i wanted to comment within 07-07-07 lor ...yeee...In addition, it's really really really encouraging for both of you to be same faith , then u both can bring up the next generation - trust me, the products are very different :)

Philip said...

Wah, now I really tempted to sabo you. I'm also Buddhist, although I'm not inclined to classify my 'type' of Buddhism. But hey, who's to say who's right. Religion is, after all, 10% faith, 90% human intervention.

As your friend for so many years, I'd say all you needed was a girl as a religion. Following the religion of your girl is a whole different thing altogether.

I do remember clearly you said 'I won't be influenced'. But now I see you've seen the light. Bwahahaha!

ringgit said...

Why resist goodness? So yes, while I said before that I will not be influenced, I am just a mere mortal, unable to resist a stronger and infinitely wiser influence :)

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