Namu Myoho Renge Kyo Mantra Devotion to the mystic law of cause and effect through sound

Published Date 2/20/2010
Category: Life, Destiny & Meaning



From the Psychic Source Archive

j0444659In my Buddhist realm of heart felt experience I have studied, prayed and experimented with the mantra that is the title of the Lotus Sutra. This sutra is the most revered sutra in Nichiren Buddhism and for most Nichiren Buddhists, it is a part of the daily ritual of prayer called gongyo. Chanting Namu Myoho Renge Kyo is an outward mantra that will clear your karma and align you with the Universe.

 

Nichiren had a hard life as his propagated the law and in his struggle to pass on these teachings he was exiled to islands that were quite barren, his disciples sent him gifts of rice and robes and in return he sent letters called goshos to encourage and thank his disciples for their generosity, even though many of his disciples were poor themselves.

 

One of my favorite goshos is called “Earthly Desires are Enlightenment.” I must have read this gosho more than any of the others as it really hit home for me in my search for the best I can get from loving and being loved.

 

When a person chants they can hold in their mind the desires they want to have in their life. As we achieve our goals and our prayers become manifestations of our desires, we come to realize that the practice of chanting is indeed a powerful thing – getting what you want gives you proof that your chanting is working and in turn you chant more and chanting as promised by Nichiren will allow you to become enlightened in this lifetime.

 

So when I first read this gosho many years ago I asked if Nichiren meant that if we chant while we are making love we will be enlightened in that moment. No one I asked had ever tried it and so I was on a mission to try it and see if it worked. Well about four years I was studying with my husband and this gosho came up and I asked my husband if he would be willing to try chanting with me while we made love. He is so cool and accepted my offer. My husband has a beautiful voice and as he started to chant I too chimed in and for a quite a while, in a lotus position, we opened up our hearts and connected in a way that, in all my years of lovemaking, I had never connected before.

 

Below is a small part of the gosho “Earthly desires are enlightenment”

 

A commentary states that the profound principle of the true aspect is the originally inherent Myoho-renge-kyo.3 We learn that that true aspect of all phenomena is also the two Buddhas Shakyamuni and Many Treasures [seated together in the treasure tower]. “All phenomena” corresponds to Many Treasures, and “the true aspect” corresponds to Shakyamuni. These are also the two elements of reality and wisdom. Many Treasures is reality; Shakyamuni is wisdom. It is the enlightenment that reality and wisdom are two, and yet they are not two.

 

These are teachings of prime importance. These are also what is called “earthly desires are enlightenment,” and “the sufferings of birth and death are nirvana.” Chanting Namu-myoho-renge-kyo during the physical union of man and woman is indeed what is called “earthly desires are enlightenment,” and “the sufferings of birth and death are nirvana.” “The sufferings of birth and death are nirvana” exists only in realizing that the entity of life throughout its cycle of birth and death is neither born nor destroyed.

 

Namu myoho renge kyo

Namu myoho renge kyo

Namu myoho renge kyo

 

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