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Benefits of Nam Myoho Renge Kyo



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Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is the title of the Lotus Sutra, which according to Shakyamuni Buddha is the heart of all Buddhist teachings. Nichiren Daishonin began the practice of chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo as a way for all living beings to attain enlightenment. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is an amazing practice which helps one seek truth and objectivity through compassion.

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is beneficial for any reason one would pray. This practice has been beneficial to various people for what ever purpose they feel they need help in. Nichiren said, if one should chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo just once a day, once a year, once a decade or just once a lifetime, then that person will receive immeasurable benefit. Nichiren teaches that reciting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo is a greater cause than to devote ones self to all other Buddhist teachings. 

In this Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni explains that he seeks no distinction between himself and others. That all beings can attain enlightenment. Nichiren began the practice of daimoku, challenging all people to try adopting this practice and see the benefits for ones self. 

Any reason to use the daimoku is a good one!  Chanting these 5 words enhances our outlook on the world, one is able to turn situations which would generally be considered poor to turn on their head. Our minds are often covered with suffering, grief, hardship, and the pain of life. With these 5 characters one is able to leave those behind, focus on goals, and be at peace with reality.

These 5 words, Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, were established for the soul reason of helping people in a world which seems at times to have no sense of right or wrong, injustices so often let slide. By bolstering the Buddha inside ourselves, we are able to meet these challenges with courage and determination. 

The practice of daimoku is intended of all people, to help us focus our goals and bring out the Buddha inside ourselves. Our Buddha nature is able to shine through this because we are able to discard our negative karma, polishing our lives as though it were tarnish on silver. 

But proof can only be through practice. Chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo three times in the morning, three times in the evening and see proof. See the changes in your life begin to take place, and turn your life into what you desire it to be.

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