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LA NORTH COAST “LION’S ROAR” ZONE

J.K & J.L. CAME OVER TO MY HOUSE ON THE 760TH ANNIVERSARY OF NICHIREN DAISHONIN’S INVOCATION AND REVELATION OF THE DAIMOKU HIDDEN IN THE DEPTHS OF THE SIXTEENTH CHAPTER OF THE LOTUS SUTRA, WHICH IS THE LIFE SPAN OF THE THUS COME ONE CHAPTER. I RECEIVED GUIDANCE CONVEYING THE MESSAGE THAT VALUING ONE’S OWN LIFE AND MAKING A VOW AND DETERMINATION TO LIVE A WINNING LIFE, AND TAKING CONCRETE ACTIONS TO ACTUALIZE THIS VOW, BASED UPON PRACTICING NICHIREN DAISHONIN’S BUDDHISM CORRECTLY WILL, WITHOUT FAIL, BRING IMMEASURABLE BENEFIT TO ALL MEMBERS OF ONE’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS. AFTERWARDS I HAD A WONDERFUL DIALOGUE WITH ASW AS WELL AS F.I.N.

J.K SHARED WITH ME THAT THE HOME I LIVE IN IS SUPER WONDERFUL AND BROUGHT MEMORIES OF AN ART EXHIBIT OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY TO THE FRONT OF THE MIND. I CONVEYED THAT IT IS MY CONVICTION THAT MY SOLE DESIRE IN LIFE IS KOSEN-RUFU. MOREOVER, I CONVEYED THAT I FIRMLY BELIEVE THE ENTIRE SFV IS A BUDDHA LAND, I CONVEYED THIS BY EXERCISING THE POWER OF IMAGINATION TO ALLOW MYSELF TO SEE THE FUTURE CONDITION OF LIFE OF THE ENTIRE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AREA. IT IS MY CONVICTION THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE 133,760 MORE PRACTICING NICHIREN BUDDHISTS IN THIS VALLEY OR 13,376 DISCIPLES OF SENSEI IKEDA (SINCE 1 TRUE DISCIPLE = 100 PEOPLE IN TERMS OF LIFE CONDITION, THIS IS PROVEN VIA STUDYING HISTORY’S MENTOR/DISCIPLE OR TEACHER/STUDENT OR MASTER/APPRENTICE OF THE GREAT MINDS OF THE HUMAN RACE)

POINTS FOR CHANTING ‘FIGHTING DAIMOKU’ & GOHONZON ROOM ETIQUETTE: 1) CHANT WITH THE DETERMINATION OF AN ATTACKING LION, 2) CHANT WITH THE RHYTHM OF A GALLOPING HORSE 3) CHANT WITH AN UPRIGHT POSTURE AND CLEAR VOICE 4) CHANT WITH YOUR EYES OPEN FOCUSED ON THE GOHONZON 5) SIT NEARBY OTHERS AND STRIVE TO CHANT IN UNISON 6) BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS AND REFRAIN FROM TALKING OR TEXTING IN THE GOHONZON ROOM.

LET’S CHALLENGE & WIN TOGETHER WITH SENSEI!

GO FIGHTING D’S OF LA NORTH COAST LION’S ROAR ZONE!

 

THE LION’S ROAR OF MENTOR & DISCIPLE UNITED

IF YOU CHANT MYOHO-RENGE-KYO WITH DEEP FAITH IN THIS PRINCIPLE [THAT THE ENTITY OF YOUR LIFE IS IN FACT THE ENTITY OF THE MYSTIC LAW], YOU ARE CERTAIN TO ATTAIN BUDDHAHOOD IN THIS LIFETIME. THAT IS WHY THE SUTRA STATES, “AFTER I HAVE PASSED INTO EXTINCTION, [ONE] SHOULD ACCEPT AND UPHOLD THIS SUTRA. SUCH A PERSON WILL WITHOUT DOUBT ATTAIN THE BUDDHA WAY” [THE LOTUS SUTRA, P276]. NEVER DOUBT IN THE LIGHTEST. [THE WRITINGS OF NICHIREN DAISHONIN, P. 4)

PASSAGE FROM ON ATTAINING BUDDHAHOOD IN THIS LIFETIME: SGI PRESIDENT IKEDA’S LECTURE SERIES (PP. 60-61)

WITHOUT A CHALLENGING OR FIGHTING SPIRIT, WE CANNOT ATTAIN BUDDHAHOOD. THROUGH THAT SORT OF SPIRIT, THE CAUSALITY OF ATTAINING BUDDHAHOOD BECOMES ESTABLISHED AS A SOLID, SHINING PILLAR OF OUR LIVES. THE TERM FIGHTING SPIRIT CAN ALSO BE EXPRESSED IN VARIOUS OTHER WAYS, SUCH AS: TE SPIRIT OF “TRUE CAUSE,”OF ALWAYS STARTING FROM NOW; THE RESOLVE TO NEVER REGRESS IN FAITH; THE HEART OF A LION KING; THE REFUSAL TO BE DEFEATED; FAITH THAT GROWS STRONGER DAY BY DAY.
THUS NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO , CHANTED WITH THIS SPIRIT, IS NONE OTHER THAN THE SOURCE OF INFINITE ADVANCE. NO PAINFUL DIFFICULTY OR KARMA IS AN OBSTACLE FOR THE DAIMOKU OF LION KINGS. NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO HAS THE POWER TO TURN ADVERSITY INTO A SPRINGBOARD FOR GROWTH, TO CHANGE KARMA INTO MISSION, TO TRANSFORM EVEN SORROW INTO A WELLSPRING OF CREATIVITY. NICHIREN DAISHONIN’S VERY LIFE PULSES IN NAM-MYOHO-RENGE-KYO.
THE DAIMOKU OF SOKA GAKKAI MEMBERS STRUGGLING FOR KOSEN-RUFU IS THE SAME AS THE DAIMOKU CHANTED BY OUR FIRST AND SECOND PRESIDENTS, MR. MAKIGUCHI AND MR. TODA, TO ACHIEVE THE GREAT DESIRE OF THE HAPPINESS OF ALL HUMANKIND. IF WE FORGET THIS FIGHTING DAIMOKU OF COURAGEOUS LION KINGS, OUR CHANTING WILL DEVIATE FROM THAT OF OUR MENTORS. IN THAT CASE, OUR CHANTING WILL NOT PRODUCE THE SOUND OF THE LION’S ROAR, WHICH IS CREATED BY MENTOR AND DISCIPLE CHANTING TOGETHER. NO ONLY WILL IT NOT BE THE DAIMOKU OF NICHIREN, IT WILL CONSTITUTE THE PRACTICE OF AN INFERIOR TEACHING THAT HAS NO RELATION TO THE SPIRIT OF SHAKYAMUNI. – PASSAGE FROM ON ATTAINING BUDDHAHOOD IN THIS LIFETIME: SGI PRESIDENT IKEDA’S LECTURE SERIES (PP. 60-61)

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The five charac…

The five characters of Myoho-renge-kyo, the heart of the essential teaching of the Lotus Sutra, contain the benefit amassed through the countless practices and meritorious deeds of all Buddhas throughout the three existences. Then, how can these five characters not include the benefits obtained by observing all of the Buddhas’ precepts?

From the Writings of Nichiren Daishonin
Saturday, April 27, 2013:

 

The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, page 481
The Teaching, Practice and Proof 
Written to Sammi-bo on March 21, 1275

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April 27, 2013 · 6:45 pm

We all long for…

We all long for things of beauty—beauty of nature, of appearance, of life, a beautiful family and so on. But these cannot be gained if we are withdrawn and isolated, just looking at ourselves. We must create better relationships with other people and interact with our community and society with an open heart. We must be kind to nature. It is only through this process that we really grow and cultivate our own beauty.

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April 27, 2013 · 6:44 pm

Age is not an e…

Age is not an excuse for giving up. If you allow yourself to grow passive and draw back, it’s a sign of personal defeat. There may be a retirement age at work, but there is no retirement age in life. How then could there be any “going into retirement” in the world of faith? The Buddhist Law is eternal, extending across the three existences of past, present and future, and one of the benefits of faith is perennial youth and eternal life.

Daily Encouragement by Daisaku Ikeda
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April 27, 2013 · 6:43 pm

Mrs. Yamamura l…

Mrs. Yamamura looked at Shin’ichi and asked in a sarcastic tone: “Excuse me for asking, but it seems to me that the Gohonzon is just a piece of paper. Why should mere words written on a piece of paper have such power?”
Shin’ichi responded sincerely: “Paper can have remarkable power, can’t it? Would you toss away a check for 50,000 or 100,000 yen because it’s ‘just paper’? If you get a telegram saying, ‘Your mother is in critical condition,’ wouldn’t you still be deeply affected, even though it’s just words on paper?

25, Daisaku Ikeda, The New Human Revolution

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April 25, 2013 · 5:49 pm

HELL IS THE LAND OF ETERNALLY TRANQUIL LIGHT

T. lacks any real appreciation, which is essential for the practice to work correctly, one must not harbor grudges. T. is difficult to cure. I hope they stay safe and strengthen their resolve and fuse with the Gohonzon. I will chant for them so hard my eyes pop out and my voice bleeds. 

 

19 JUNE ’10

DID SOKA GROUP RTE

PRAYERS FOR ABSOLUTE HAPPINESS AND DAIMOKU CAMPAIGNS: 

FRED PESANTE/MIKEDEPIRO/JEANCARLOS/CHARLES/RICK/SEANGEER/REXWATKINS/ALANSIMMONS/TAYLOR/MIKEWEST/DAMIAN/NORMANCLARK/GREGOWENS/JOSEPH/JULIA/TONY/MIKE/BERNIE/ANDREW/DAVID/MARLA/ANNE/GRINDSTAFF:

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16 JUNE ’10

3/14 FRED PESANTE COMPLETE (1 HOUR)

26/50 MIKE DEPIRO COMPLETE (1/2HR) 

3/100 JEAN-CARLOS COMPLETE (1HR) 

12/20 CHARLES (COMPLETE 1 HOUR) 

3/30 RICK COMPLETE (1HOUR) 

HAVEN’T HEARD FROM RISK. I AM PRAYING EARNESTLY FOR HIS HAPPINESS. 

SEAN GEER 14/33 COMPLETE (1/2 HOUR) 

REX WATKINS 1/30 COMPLETE (1/2 HOUR) 

ALAN SIMMONS 1/100 COMPLETE (1/2 HOUR) 

TAYLOR 3/10 1/2 HOUR COMPLETE 

MIKE WEST 50/100 COMPLETE (1/2 HR) 

 

GOING NOW TO VICTORY TOSO @ IKEDA WORLD PEACE AUDITORIUM 6PM-9PM WILL BE ARRIVING A BIT LATE, STILL NEED TO GET DRESSED. 

 

ABSOLUTE HAPPINESS SEAN ON DEERVALE DRIVE AND BROTHER SAMMY + FAMILY 

 

17 JUNE ’10 

FRED PESANTE 4 OF 14 COMPLETE 1HR/B4 NOON

27 OF 50 COMPLETE MIKE DAPIRO – 1/2 HOUR

4 OF 100 COMPLETE JEAN – CARLOS – 1 HOUR

13 OF 20 COMPLETE CHARLES – 1 HOUR

4 OF 30 COMPLETE – RICK SANTA MONICA – 1 HOUR COMPLETE 

15 OF 33 COMPLETE – SEAN GEER 1/2 HOUR 

2 OF 30 COMPLETE REX WATKINS – HALF HOUR

2 OF 100 COMPLETE – ALAN SIMMONS 1/2 HOUR 

4 OF 10 COMPLETE – TAYLOR 1/2 HOUR 

51/100 COMPLETE – MIKE WEST 1/2 HOUR 

1/100 – 1.66 +1.34=3 – DAMIAN 3 HOUR PER DAY 

 

GREAT DAY TODAY. I DID FALL PREY TO FUNDAMENTAL DARKNESS FOR A BRIEF MOMENT. HOWEVER, I BOUNCED BACK QUICK. IT SADDENS MY HEART TO FIND OUT THAT TONI HAS MOVED HER THINGS OUT WHILE I WAS AT MY SISTER’S HOUSE. I REALLY WANTED TO MAKE THINGS WORK OUT. SINCE I AM A MEMBER OF EVER VICTORIOUS DISTRICT, I KNOW EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT FOR THE BEST! ANYWAYS, THE DAY HAS COME TO A CLOSE AND I MUST RETIRE 12:54AM

18 JUNE 10 

DAIMOKU THUS FAR : 0 MINUTES/322AM

FRED PESANTE 

MIKE DEPIRO 28 OF 50 COMPLETE 1/2 HOUR/DAY

JEAN CARLOS – 5 OF 100 – COMPLETE – 1 HOUR/DAY

CHARLES – ONE HOUR PER DAY 14 OF 20 

RICK – 1 HOUR PER DAY – 5 OF 30 COMPLETE

SEAN GEER – 16 OF 33 1/2 HOUR PER DAY 

REX WATKINS – 1/2 HOUR PER DAY 3 OF 30 COMPLETE

ALAN SIMMONS – 1/2 A DAY 3 OF 100 COMPLETE

TAYLOR – 1/2 HOUR A DAY COMPLETE DAY 5 OF 10 

MIKE DAMIAN – 2 OF 100 COMPLETE – 3 HOURS A DAY 

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