But does it work?

Question: When people say that chanting Daimoku “works,” what do they mean? Jutta: For many, the question is: “If I chant, will it help me get what I want?” When people say chanting works, most of the time they mean, yes, chanting will help you get what you want. After decades of chanting, however, IContinue reading “But does it work?”

But is it Buddhism?

Question: Is Nichiren Buddhism really Buddhism? Nichiren said that earthly desires are enlightenment. He told chanters to embrace their desires rather than to extinguish them. Because of this, Nichiren Buddhism seems to contradict a foundational teaching of Buddhism, namely the Four Noble Truths and the basic goal of freeing oneself from craving. What do youContinue reading “But is it Buddhism?”