Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
Buddhism teaches that the same power which moves the universe exists within our lives. Each individual has immense potential, and a great change in the inner dimension of one individual’s life has the power to touch the lives of others and transform society.Daisaku Ikeda — Buddhism for You — “Prayer” p. 19
The practice of chanting Nam myoho renge kyo is based on Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism. Nam–myoho–renge–kyo is the title and heart, or essence, of the Lotus Sutra, which Shakyamuni taught in the last eight years of his life. Doing this practice twice daily enables everyone who chants to change their karma, or “destiny”. It causes us to feel hope and happiness instead of despair, and enables us to bring forth our innate Buddha wisdom, courage and compassion. In short, it enables us to do what is termed our “Human Revolution” to become absolutely happy, no matter what.
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Ours is a movement to awaken each individual, to bring about a profound inner transformation — a ‘human revolution’ — in people’s lives. Human beings are very complex and diverse. Moreover, the human heart is constantly changing. One moment, we may be in the heights of rapture, and the next, in the depths of suffering or seething with anger. People are capable of love and compassion and will even lay down their lives to save others, yet they are also capable of cruelty, hatred and envy, of dominating others and wantonly taking life. While human beings are the perpetrators of wars and endless destruction, they are also the architects and builders of peace. In other words, people are the basis of everything; they are the foundation of social development. Our movement is an endeavour to illuminate and treasure the life of each individual, to help people develop their inherent good, to bring forth their positive creativity, and to forge an indomitable self that is not at the mercy of desires or environment, a self undefeated by anything. We call this process “human revolution”.From “SGI President Ikeda in Europe”, Volume 1 p. 61