The Japanese phrase Nam Myoho Renge Kyo literally means "I take refuse in the Lotus of the Wonderful Law".
What does that mean?
Chanting Nam- Myoho- Renge - Kyo is the principal practice of Nicheren Buddists. By chanting mantras practitioners endeavor to change their karma and overcome obstacles to success and happiness.
Quoting from Soka Gakkai International:
"Troubles and difficulties are an inevitable fact of life. The essence of Buddism is the conviction that we have within us at all times the ability to surmount suffering. This power, inherent in the depths of our lives, is the function of the Fundamental Law or the principle that underlies the workings of all life and the universe."
When chanting Nam - Myoho - Renge - Kyo, we connect with the Mystic Law and reveal the wisdom, courage, compassion and all that is necessary to overcome any hardship and to help those around us to do the same.
We break through the negativity that keeps us from becoming absolutely happy. We chant to become enlightened.
In a modern scientific sense, the energy we create when chanting Nam - Myoho - Renge - Kyo is light energy consisting of biophotons... by chanting you increase the light energy field around your body and you actually feel lighter!
If you combine chanting with a clear vision and mental intentions, you can manifest your life and become happier. Chanting generates energy of joy in your life, creating a new state of being for yourself and others.
If you are interested in trying chanting, I am happy to meet with you and we can chant together. Chanting sessions are free.
The Lotus plant is an aquatic plant that is native to the regions of East Asia and the South Pacific.
With its roots latched in mud, the Lotus Flower submerges every night into river water and miraculously re-blooms every morning sparklingly clean and pure.
Much of the lotus flower's symbolism relates to the plant's ability to produce gorgeous, beautiful flowers even while growing in the swampy, dirty waters.
As the delicate pedals emerge, they remind us that beauty is possible even in the darkest places.
The flower is a symbol of purity, the ability to overcome adversity and challenges, re-birth.
The lotus flower can also symbolize transcendence, transcending of spirit over worldly matters, since it blooms from the underworld into the light.
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