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GUEST,jeff BS: Any Buddhists out there? (66* d) RE: BS: Any Buddhists out there? 07 Mar 10

Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism involves chanting nam-ee-yo-ho-ren-gay-kee-yo over and over and is referred to as 'chanting daimoku' (die-moe-kue) One does this in front of a scroll called a Gohonzon kept in a protective box called a Butsadan(Boot-sa-dahn). One, also does a recitation of the Lotus Sutra twice per day called Gongyo. Included is the lighting of candles and incense. The altar area is really quite nice w/a green plant(usually Pothos), fresh fruit and a copper gong rung w/a padded ringer. This is done by the chanting and Gongyo leader.

Supposedly, chanting diamoku raises ones life condition to a higher level thereby attracting material benefits to one's self.   It will raise one's spiritual life as well when dealing with issues in this plane of existance. The ultimate goal is world peace with 1/3 practicing NCB, 1/3 in support and 1/3 against.

One notable practitioner of this form of Buddhism is Tina Turner who turned to it as a result of a friend's encouragment during an oft recorded difficult time period in her life.

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