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  1. taoist books on working with the mind ?

    Those are the 2 by Liu I would recommend and are the only one's I have. There's enough there for a lifetime.
  2. taoist books on working with the mind ?

    Anything by Liu I Ming.
  3. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    No problem. Sometimes we get entrenched in our own views and will do anything to protect them. I'm as guilty as anyone in this regard. To the OP : I hope you have good fortune with your practice and that the links I provided will encourage you to inquire further. My own personal path lies in another direction, away from Buddhism, but if you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.
  4. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    That was not my intention sorry. I was just saying that the hare Krishna mantra has no connection to Nichiren Buddhism. They are two separate traditions and have nothing in common.
  5. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    That was my point above. The teachings have been distorted by organisations such as SGI. If one was to cultivate authentic Nichiren Buddhism, and for that matter Tientai, one would have a complete system for enlightenment in this life.
  6. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo PDF document of Threefold Lotus Sutra.
  7. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo I would encourage anyone interested in Nichiren Buddhism to research it's roots in Tientai.
  8. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    A lot of these modern Nichiren organisations such as Soka Gakkai use the chanting for materialistic purposes. Using the daimoku to chant for better jobs, cars, money etc. Rather like magick to try and manifest conditions to acquire 'things'. Obviously, this is NOT Buddhist teachings. If you trace it back to before Nichiren, Lotus Sutra Buddhism was not a standalone form, just like Pure Land. The Japanese reformers of Buddhism were from Tendai which has it's roots in Tientai in China which was a purely monastic movement. It was Nichiren who brought Lotus Sutra Buddhism to the lay population.
  9. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    Also the daimoku 'Nam Myoho Renge Kyo' can be practiced as a silent mantra, regardless of what sectarian Nichiren Buddhists will tell you. Yes, it's good to have a formal practice in front of an altar and gohonzon which can be vocal, but to try and keep that meditative mindfulness throughout the day, an internal silent repetition can go a long way to deepen your faith, resolve, study and practice. I have also sat in meditation with the daimoku.
  10. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    Excellent channel on YouTube.
  11. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    Talk about synchronicity ! This is a form of Buddhist cultivation which has intrigued me for years and something which recently started to be appearing in my life. I did some research and have found that if you keep away from the sectarianism in Nichiren Buddhism and practice independently of any organisation, it is very much a great path for people to pursue. I have a gohonzon which I printed from the internet. The Lotus Sutra should be your first point of inquiry. It's very much a life-affirming form of Buddhism as opposed to say Pure Land practices, which tend to focus on the 'next life'. In fact, lots of religious beliefs and practices seem to put far too much stock into the afterlife and the concept of guilt, fear, shame and disengagement from actual living in the world. There are many excellent free resources on the internet There is a PDF online entitled "The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin" which is very good.
  12. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

    Hare Krishna has absolutely zero connection.