I found this in my study today:
Faith in the Mystic Law is the basis for victory. Those who continue to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo through all are admirable and strong without compare. When we resolutely bring forth the power of faith and practice, we can manifest the boundless power of the Buddha and the Law in our lives.
No matter what the situation, first chant. Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the ultimate driving force that enables us to break through all obstacles, undefeated by any problem or suffering.
– Living the Gosho, location 403
I read Louise Hay’s ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ years ago but could never put it into practice. Affirmations are not quite my thing.
Today I had the bright idea to write them as my prayers and apply the strategy of the Lotus Sutra to change my consciousness patterns that haven’t been able to release my illness yet. For the first time, I know what to do about my knowledge of patterns. Funny how it didn’t occur to me before.
In other news, a massive victory today. This afternoon I learned that my uncle was very angry and explosive with his suffering, abusing my aunty as usual. I became very stressed and asked my friends for their daimoku. He has a lifetime of suffering and just venting it in front of who’s in front of him. I kept thinking what my prayer should be and how to change his behavior, strategizing with my brain and feeling helpless and inadequate.
All this while my friends chanted for him. A few hours later I learned that the doctor talked to him and explained the whole situation and what he had been through and how he got a new life almost. The word is, since then his panic has calmed down and he’s more reconciled with the reality of the situation.
It still amazes me how daimoku works every single time!!!!!
No matter what the situation, first chant.
As much as I know it, so hard to do. Learning to be better!!!!