Happy 21 today! 100314

No, today isn’t my 21st (natal) birthday. That’s already occurred twice and long gone.

Today, is my 21st Gohonzon , the mandala or object of focus, I use when I  chant nam-myoho-renge-kyo (NMRK) and recite the 2nd and 16th chapters  of the Lotus Sutra, as a practitioner of Nichiren Buddhism and member of Soka Gakkai International.

My life has been enriched in so many ways that I never thought was possible. And is continuing to unfold in mystical ways aligning me with my true purpose and mission.


Nam ( devotion). Myoho (Mystic Law)/(myo: life, to open, to endow, to revive; ho: death). Renge (lotus flower, simultaneity of cause & effect; the lotus flower is the only plant in known existence that seeds and blossoms in a murky swamp at the same time). Kyo ( sound, vibration, teaching, sutra).

Myoho Renge Kyo: Title of the Lotus Sutra by Nichiren Daishonin.

Ch. 2: Expedient Means. Ch. 16: Life Span. Lotus Sutra: highest teaching of Shakyamuni.

Soka Gakkai International (value creation society via peace, culture, education)


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