365 Days of Justice

Today, all those lies and malicious slanders have been put to rest, and the truth has triumphed. The mentors and disciples of Soka have won. Today across the globe, the Soka Gakkai and its first three presidents are highly praised and regarded as shining lights of hope for all humanity.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Daimoku of Lion's Roar

I lectured on a gosho study meet in HH District last night. The gosho passage is on Reply to Kyo O, one of my favorite gosho and the first gosho phrase that I memorized by hard...
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is like the roar of a lion, what sickness can therefore be an obstacle.

This time when I read this very same passage again, it has another, more significant, meaning to me. In Buddhism, Lion or "shiji" in Chinese carries the meaning of the spirit of Mentor & Disciple. So, when I revisited the passage again, to chant the lion's roar-like daimoku, it means to me the daimoku of Mentor & Disciple. It now means more than a daimoku that is so strong that will dispel all sickness but a daimoku that is same as our mentor's. It has to be the daimoku for the happiness of ourselves & others, the daimoku of peace, the daimoku of victory, the daimoku for humanity & the daimoku for kosen-rufu. I do not think my previous daimoku of personal victory, personal fortune, personal relationship, personal wealth, personal this & personal that is in sync with my mentor! How shameful!
So, I reckon in order to dispel all sickness (not necessarily health sickness, can be problems we faced in life), I have to start chant like Sensei! In fact, this Mentor & Disciple spirit is the whole gist of Buddhism. Then I can proudly say:
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is like the roar of a lion, what sickness can therefore be an obstacle!

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