Category Archives: Karma

A Day to Life Post- 97!

  
We all have 2 sides.. 

We all have something hidden inside.. 

We all have the good and evil.. 

We all have something burning inside.. 

We all have felt pain in life.. 

We all become the people those don’t recognise ourselves.. 

The only difference is, some know about it, 

And some are unaware of their dark side.. 

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A Day to Life Post- 94!

Hello everyone, I just realised that it’s been a month since I posted my last blog. I must say that I didn’t realise that it’s been so long, days are flying super fast. I was worked up with many things, but the one thing that has affected me the most is someone’s behaviour towards me. Once again I gave my ex the opportunity to take me for granted and play with my emotions, I dont understand why I keep doing that to myself. I also dont understand how can someone behave so bad especially with a person who was once very close to you. If he really loved me like he used to say 3 years back, then he wouldn’t have hurt me so many times. What he doesn’t understand is that in this whole situation, he is only gaining bad karma, because honey, what goes around, comes around. You need to understand that. It’s sad that he doesnt.
I believe in one thing, karma is the sweetest revenge!

Recently I realised a big human revolution in me, a big change in myself. In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, every person has 10 worlds in them, right from anger, hell, animality, hunger, humanity, rapture, learning, realisation, boddhisatva and buddhahood.. And when we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, we can tap on our buddhahood. So, recently I realised that the life state of anger and hunger has vanished from my life. I dont feel angry at all no matter what the opposite person does, no matter how bad the other person is towards me. For e.g my ex, inspite of his behaviour towards me I dont feel angry. I have now started sympathising on the opposite person’s life state. I feel that there’s no point on getting angry because they are in one of the lower state of life. All I feel is sympathy on their life. Also, I am not hungry for many things in life, I am content with what I have. Yes, I want to achieve many things in life, but nothing excites me anymore. I am not hungry, yes I want few things in life but I am not greedy. There’s a thin line between hunger and greed, the day you realise that, I think one will start seeing the world in a different way.

I have become centred in life too. Since you all know that I go for yoga classes, not to become a teacher but just for workouts. In April my present instructor was on a 3 week leave and in place of her there was another lady instructor who has been practising yoga for over 25 years. I know, that’s a really long time. Before every yoga class, she and myself would end up talking alot and she shared alot of meditation techniques. She used to tell us to pay attention to our body in each and every asana. And I started doing that, also I started practising at home on the days when I didn’t have my class. It helped me to get closer to myself, get closer to the inner me. And also centre myself, which is a very good thing. Now, yoga has become a part of my life like chanting.

Last week, it hit me that I dont like the city life anymore. I like my space, the quietness, calmness and peace around me. I have also been missing my trip to Goa which I went with my ex last year. I had a wonderful time. If he would have respected me what I deserved this time, I was thinking of going there once with him. But I dont think it’s meant to be.

Have an amazing week everyone and a wonderful weekend!

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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

A Day to Life Post-74!

Lately I have been asked why am I not writing any posts, I know it’s been 3 weeks since I last blogged, well a lot happened since then. After my last zadankai on 16 November I went for like at least 2-3 more interviews also had a little accident. I slipped in the bathroom and hurt the back of my head on the toilet bad, that time for few seconds I didn’t know what happened with me. Everything happened so quickly that I didn’t realized when I slipped and sat on the bathroom floor holding my head and feeling dizzy.
No one was at home expect my younger brother, and I kept telling my head not to fall unconscious in the bathroom and get out of the bathroom immediately. Because the door was locked and my brother wont realize what’s wrong with me and why I haven’t gotten out the bathroom since a long time. Also he was getting ready to go meet his friends. I had to get out somehow and somehow I managed.
The fall was so bad, I had a bump on the head behind. That night and the following day was the worst for me, the pain was way too much and unbearable, but somehow I managed till the next evening to go see a doctor. He put me on pain killers and asked to get a ct scan done to rule out any internal damage or any blood clot, another nightmare for me. I am a claustrophobic person by nature to an extent that even if I see someone getting chocked on tv or a movie, I start to suffocate. So, to get a ct scan done was something unimaginable for me. That night with the medicines the pain was little less, but couldn’t sleep on my left side, I had to sleep on my right side the entire night, which continued for a week or so.
The next day somehow I gathered courage and went for the scan, and trust me I was sweating in a room which had an air conditioner. I was nervous like hell and the entire time I kept my eyes shut, thought about the happy memories of my life like happy time spent with my late father, happy time spent with my ex, and so on. And in between I chanted Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo.

After 10-15 minutes being in that machine, finally the scan was done and I was asked to wait for another 15 minutes for the results. When I got my reports, which were normal, I breathed a sigh of relief.

My grandfather had a similar fall two years back which lead to a blood clot in the brain and within 3 months he passed away. And to be honest I was scared that something similar will happen to me.

When I told couple of my buddhist members, they said they would chant for me, for my scan reports to be normal, and thanks to them it was normal. I came home that day after the scan and put in three daimokus for gratitude that I was safe and there wasnt anything serious.

My parents weren’t in town the entire time and I didn’t tell them till one day before they were coming back. They were scared too, anyone would be because brain injuries are fatal and no one can take them lightly.

So, yeah now I am better with on and off neck pains, which I am guessing will get better with time. I had stopped all kind of workouts, even my yoga for two weeks now, hopefully will start from tomorrow.

On Saturday evening i.e. 6 December, I had my zadankai planning meeting and I was selected to be the speaker for the zadankai on 21 December along with that I will be sharing this experience with my members, how I had the protection of the Gohonzon and survived such a fatal accident, if I had got hurt an inch up or down on the back of my neck probably I could have been dead by now. So the leaders told me that this was lessening karmic retribution, which means to receive it lightly and I must share it with other members which will encourage them. I did had an accident but the impact and the consequences were in a lesser form, it could have been worst and a big unfortunate accident as well. But, thanks to my practice and to the Gohonzon, I survived. I am so grateful to this practice, to Gohonzon and to this life.

I relearnt one thing, life is short, anything can happen anytime, so the best thing one should do is be fun loving, should enjoy every single moment in life without any complaints, without begrudging once life.

Have an amazing week everyone! I am glad I am alive! 🙂

A Day to Life Post-72!

We, the practicing members of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism have a very big day coming up, November 18. This date marks as the anniversary of the establishment of Soka Gakkai by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, first president of the Soka Gakkai, and his disciple Josei Today (second president) when they published the first in a series of writings outlining the system of soak, or value-creating pedagogy, on November 18, 1930, and it is also the founding date of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai–the Society for Value-Creating Education. The word “soka,” is a combination of Chinese characters meaning “create” and “value.”
November 18 has come to symbolize a day when each individual strengthens their own determination and sense of responsibility to contribute to the welfare of society and world peace in the spirit of the three founding presidents of the Soka Gakkai. The members of the SGI are committed to putting into action the ideals and teachings of Nichiren Buddhism and becoming protagonists of peace within their local communities.

I joined the practice two years ago and this will be my second November 18. We all have set up goals and determinations which we will accomplish by November 18. When I joined this practice two years ago, I had too many questions in mind, I was going through a broken heart. I needed to see some light at the end of a dark tunnel, a driving force. And in these two years all I can do is be thankful to this practice, being grateful to have encountered such a beautiful practice and I am also grateful to my ex, yes I am grateful to you. I know you will be reading this blog (since my posts are the only way of contact), I am grateful to you, it was because of you two years back I got a chance to practice in the first place, and I got a chance to change myself. And again 3 months back you gave me another chance to really do my Human Revolution and give this practice my 100%. After breaking up with you in August 2014, I realized that Kosen-rufu is my mission, I was born to encounter this practice, and it was my karma to encounter this practice because of you. You were always the reason, in all my lifetimes, I had to come into this practice only after going through all the heart pain. Also, you came in my life so I could expiate my negative karma from the past, so thank you.

One of my goal towards November 18 is to forgive you from my heart, for what happened two years back and for what happened 3 months back. Also I would want to forgive myself and free myself from you once and for all and move on with my life. I don’t want to carry any baggage while I move on. Baggage of my past with you, so I forgive you and I forgive myself. I forgive you for whatever you did and I forgive myself for hurting the Buddha in me and you. Yes, everyone is a Buddha, it’s just some realize it and tap onto their Buddhahood in their life while some spend their life after life without realizing it.

Today, I don’t get bogged down with anything that happens around me, good or bad, I am not bogged down at all. And it is only because of this lovely practice. There’s one particular goal that I am praying for to be fulfilled, which we will only know by November 18.

It’s time to renew my vow, it’s time to be happy, courageous, it’s time for me to move on happily in life, it’s time for happiness, it’s time do something spectacular in life, it’s time to reach the unimaginative goals, its time to cross the limits, it’s time to make the dreams come true, it’s time to let the world know about the practice and it’s time to make my Sensei’s mission my mission. It’s time for Kosen-rufu..

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

A Day to Life Post- 68!

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Is it true ? Is karma really the sweetest revenge ? I just met my best friends over dessert sometime ago and while chatting about the struggles, the pain of life, all I kept thinking in the back of my head that karma is the sweetest revenge. I believe in it, I also believe that what goes around come around. There are some those dont realise it especially when they break all the limits while hurting the other person but it’s true even such people are going to face the same at some point in their life.
How can I be so sure about karma ? Because I have gone through it, like I had mentioned in my post recently, I did hurt someone 5 years in some way and two months back I went through almost the same situation in which I was hurt. It all came back to me. And I am also sure that the person who caused me immense pain is going to go through the same pain in his life. It’s not that you pray for it but it’s the fact of life.
After practicing Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism I have become a very stronger believer in karma, not that I doubted it earlier but after coming to practice lot of aspects of life are becoming clear as I grow in faith and in the practice.
Today for our zadankai, we had selected the concept “voluntarily assuming the appropriate karma” and I was like always a part of the study group at the last minute. I took up the relationship karma, there are various other karmas people are born with like health, financial, career, and so on. Since my leaders knew about my recent break up and the passing of my father and fiancé, I thought it would be appropriate to choose the relationship karma. Relationship karma can be with anyone, it could be problems with parents, or spouse or sibling or one’s boss at work, any kind of relationship. The study says that we voluntarily have taken a vow that we will be born with this karma long long long time ago. And with the pattern that I see in my relationships with everyone, I don’t doubt that I did make a vow. The only way to get rid of it is to face the karma in the present life and not giving up. And when I look back, everytime I fell down on my face, I have always stood up and moved on with a smile on my face. I have never given up, which is a very tough thing to do.
We also spoke during the meeting that we all are born with certain set of people and we share the similar karmas. It could be similar to our parents karma or similar to our siblings. Either we choose our parents with similar karma or our parents select us, which also has taken place many many centuries ago. So many times you will see you sharing a similar karma either with your parents or someone from the family.

So, yes I do believe that karma is the sweetest revenge, I also believe that it’s a silent revenge. And no matter how hard one tries, they have to go through it in their lifetime.
That is why, it is important to be good with other, have good thoughts about others, let your actions be good towards others and never hurt anyone, because karma does exist and you will never know when it will knock on your door.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend !!