Today I completed 10 days of chanting for 3 hours and 20 minutes. Yes, finally I accomplished what I had determined and it feels amazing to chant for so long. Chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is a way to awaken one’s Buddha nature and tap into the deepest levels of our existence. And it did in a way help me to tap into my inner most self, I understood my strengths and weaknesses which I really need to work on, I have been and in a way it is a human revolution in itself.
While chanting, we face the Gohonzon, if we dont have the Gohonzon then we face a blank wall and with our eyes open we chant. Trust me it wasnt easy to concentrate for so many hours everyday, one hour of chanting is fine, but to chant for 2 hours in one sitting was little difficult. Yes, I would chant for 2 hours in one go and I wont deny that I wouldn’t lose concentration, I would. But then I would just tell the Gohonzon to give me the strength to focus in order to complete my target. I would take few seconds in between to drink water, because it’s not possible to chant for so long without sipping on water. I do feel happy and I am in a high life condition today. In 10 days I chanted for around 32 hours, yes, so much of good fortune. Members in my district call me daimoku (chanting) princess, 3:20 and bodhisattva 🙂
What I also realise is that chanting has now made me humble, its not that I wasnt humble earlier but now I actually feel it, which is a great thing. Just last week my senior leader had told me that once I finished 10 days target, I will become humble, atomically. I have inspired so many members in my district, they have chanted for 2 hours straight too along with me. My everyday updates on Facebook has inspired and encouraged many members from all over the globe too, which was one of my determination. And it feels amazing to know that you are reaching your goal.
I have determined to chant for 3 hours and 20 minutes everyday and I hope I am able to do so.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
A picture of my note book containing my goals and determinations for 2015, my Gongyo book, my juzu beads, my one million daimoku chart book and my case. 🙂
This is my first post in the year 2015, I know I was away from blogging for so long. I hope everyone had an amazing time on the New Years Eve night. My new years was ok, I was home and after bringing in the New Years with my family went for a house party which was actually a couples party, and I just gate crashed it with my brother and his wife. Why? Because I didnt have any other place to go, and I was the only person who was single among those 4 couples. It was ok, I kinda got bored, which is understood, I was made the one to ask questions or be the judge during games.
I have joined many Soka Gakkai groups on Facebook, where members from all around the globe share their experiences, Sensei’s guidances and so on. Last week one member suggested that we should have a 10 day campaign of chanting for 3 hours and 20 minutes everyday. Well, I have never chanted for so long before in my 25 months of practice and it was kinda a challenge for me. I have been trying to get a breakthrough in many parts of my life, so I took the challenge and today is the 5th day that I successfully completed 3 hours and 20 minutes of chanting. Not everyone get this opportunity to change their karma and do their Human Revolution. I feel I am kinda lucky that I had time and wanted to make the best use of it, and there’s nothing better than chanting. I chant in 2-3 sessions and have also met couple of members in my district. I have leaders telling me that I am inspiring alot of members in my district. Not only in my district I am inspiring alot of people worldwide as well. Every night once I complete the target, I go on the Facebook group and put an update of the accomplishment, and it’s overwhelming with the responses I get from the members.
My one determination is to inspire and enlighten every single life on this earth and in my district in some way or the other for kosen-rufu, which now I feel is getting fulfilled through Facebook. And the feeling is amazing, to know that you have touched another life in someway is amazing. All I have in my heart is gratitude, gratitude towards this practice, and gratitude towards my own life.
Last week I was actually in a low state of life before taking upon the mission, and now I am in the high life condition chanting for so long. I plan to continue this even when the 10 days are completed.
What an amazing way to begin the first month of the New Year! Isn’t it? 🙂
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo