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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