Tag: karma

Changing Karma

What is karma and how can we change it? Karma is not a Judeo-Christian concept. It is rooted in Indian myth, Brahmanism, Buddhism, Hinduism and other Eastern Philosophies. Karma includes the idea of reincarnation or past lives, a notion that is absent from Judeo-Chrisitan societies and religions. Karma is the cumulative effects or results of […]

The Benefits of Responding with Joy

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President Ikeda writes, “Through faith we can establish a state of life, where no matter what happens, we experience joy, hope and confidence in the depth of our being.” Throughout his writings, Nichiren Daishonin expresses great joy despite the intense challenges and circumstances he faces. “The Benefits of Responding with Joy,” Living Buddhism, Jan 2016 […]

The Opening of the Eyes

As often as I wonder why the people who have been such a horrific part of my life for the past (now almost) fourteen years behave the way they do, I have never reached a satisfactory conclusion. I think that, as is the case with most seemingly unresolvable problems involving large numbers of people, the […]

Changing Karma – A Nichiren Buddhist Perspective

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I’m still not sure what is happening with the people who are following me around everywhere I go. I’m hoping they don’t join me on my next trip to visit my family in Colorado! I’ve set a new goal to chant 3 hours each day until they are gone, although I don’t always reach this […]

Karma

Recently, and in the past, I have heard the voices say to me (usually when I am chanting), “You can’t change your karma!” I do not believe this. The Buddhism that I practice teaches that we can change our karma, and that we can use our experiences, both negative and positive to learn from, and to […]