Friday, August 18, 2017

大难來時,絕對是生命淨化「宿命轉換」的時候

大难來時,絕對是生命淨化「宿命轉換」的時候,愈是有煩惱,愈要決心這是『打開自身境涯』的機會,更加喜悅的前進。

要達到這樣的境涯真的是很難,也因為如此,所以要信受「妙法」相信大聖人的佛法,可以讓我們「宿命轉換」。

日蓮大聖人佛法的「宿命轉換」原理 —— 包含了轉重輕受①、罪障消滅②、宿命轉換③三種層面。

「轉重輕受」①是指,把沉重的罪業轉輕而受之,也就是說能讓原本應長久承受過去世,所犯下的重大罪業的沉重痛苦報應,化為輕受進而消除。

這也是宿命轉換的法理,把重點放在所應承受的苦報已由重轉輕。如此才能感受到「妙法的慈悲守護」。悲苦不幸的人,在此會重新獲得自信、勇氣、智慧。

「罪障消滅」②是指,能消滅過去世深重罪業所造成的惡影響,感受到妙法的慈悲守護之後,就要本著妙法信仰獨立站起來,這就是一人立起的精神。

認真的「人間革命」,就是一種偉大的修行,過去的罪業會一一消滅,因為能勇敢面對生命中的弱點,所以弱點也必然會一一被克服。

「宿命轉換」③則指,能將過去世謗法重罪所造成的惡性循環轉變成善性循環,可轉換三世生命這種大層次的「路線轉換」。

只是知道宿命轉換的原理,無法實際上轉換宿命,那是因為我們一遇到大的困難,就會感到氣餒、灰心的「惡的習性」很強的緣故。

這個惡的習性為「不幸習性」,能改變此不幸習性的就是「信心」。信仰大聖人佛法能「宿命轉換」③,透過強盛信心能將生命中自暴自棄不幸的,怨、欺、怠、瞋、恨的「惡習性」改變。

人各有宿命,人生有事業失敗、疾病等各種考驗,遭受些狂風暴雨,往往就覺得「已經不行了」,灰心喪志,或者自暴自棄,那就是造成「不幸習性」的陷阱,這是可怕的。

「信心」是打破那不幸習性的鎖鏈,不屈服的挑戰力量,這即是「妙法的蘇生」。

此宿命轉換的三種層面御文,就是「轉重輕受法門」,所以擁有妙法信仰的人,就算是眼前看起來是處於絕境,也要對未來人生抱有「絕對希望」。

凡夫眼見的「絕境」,這都是宿命惡緣所造的假象,唯有「妙法」智慧可穿透「宿命絕境」的假象,看到真實希望的人生。

這是如大聖人所教示,「妙法的信仰」能制止惡性的六道輪迴,生生世世獲得人界、天界、聲聞界、緣覺界、菩薩界以及佛界的利益。

也就是說以今世的轉換為起點,步入善性的流轉,這也是轉重輕受的「宿業轉換」③層面。不管面對任何苦難也不畏懼,遇到任何困難也不抱怨,都能堂堂面對。

對信仰佛法者而言,所謂的敗北,不是指遇到了苦難,而是指不敢挑戰苦難,如果逃避挑戰的話,那麼苦難真的就會成為宿命。

有生之年誓必奮戰到底,一定要勇敢地活到底奮戰到底。能夠拿出「師子王」之心,化「三惡道」的宿命,為「菩薩界」誓願的使命。

如此扮演偉大「人間革命」勝利角色的,就是身為信受妙法創價學會員的浩瀚境界。

國際創價學會會長池田大作

Only by struggling against difficulties can we attain the life-state of Buddhahood. Herein lies the essence of Buddhism.

As Nichiren Daishonin writes: 'When a tiger roars, gales blow, when a dragon intones, clouds gather. When we adopt the attitude, "I summoned this storm!", our hearts will be filled with a bright sense of hope and purpose.

The Daishonin taught his disciples to face adversity with joyous faith deriving from standing up courageously on their own initiative.

Unless one steers straight into the waves, the boat will be capsized. In the same way, we must never accede to or fear devils. The only thing to do is to face them head-on. That is the way to forge them head-on. That is the way to forge the indestructible life state of Buddhahood.

There has never been, nor will there ever be, a Buddha who does not encounter hardships. Only by struggling against difficulties can we attain the life-state of Buddhahood. Herein lies the essence of Buddhism."


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sharing by Dr Ouichi from SGI India.

17/8/17, 11:49:29 PM: Kwee! Chang: Sharing by Dr Ouichi from SGI India.

Osaka Campaign.

Eternalization of SOKA GAKKAI

Entrust to next generation like Toda to Ikeda.

Daimoku and Shakubuku

Struggle leads to establish foundation through campaign.

What is the Prime point of faith?

Making the Prime point by empowering ourselves to endure this struggle now.

Take personal action not wait for others with daimoku and conviction. Like Ikeda Sensei.

Gohonzon for fulfillment of kosen-rufu

Conviction in this became start point.

Without conviction of Gohonzon there will be no shakubuku. Happily and joyfully

Shakubuku is planting seed of enlightenment.

One day to become the tree. Without hesitation.

Don't be afraid of rejection, as the person do not have sufficient good fortune. We should chant for those who rejected us for them to have good fortune.

Chant 10hrs before talking to one person with prayer for happiness of friends. Change our life and theirs. Transformation.

Happiness will spread.

Lotus Sutra is the general strategy.

Driving force for the members.

Be bold with goal of kofu. Giving own life.

Treasure each individual we meet.

Visit each mem one by one. Empower members by one own action.

Morning Gosho Study another driving force.

15"mins conference call. Every day.

Give everyone great conviction into heart of members.

Earnest prayer making impossible to possible. Prayer alone is not enough must also come with good planning. Every one to contribute.

List down who can be visited, take care and chant together with them. Thus prayer and planning is most important.

Sing song and dance become joyful, unafraid on making mistakes, United everyone heart thru the joyful campaign.

Not target but for the sake of friends happiness. Make campaign become prime point of faith. Journey of kosen-rufu to eternalized. Because we are disciple of Ikeda SENSEI for future generations.

Singapore has important mission, we have to set example. Empower every to become happy.


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Sunday, August 13, 2017

70 years of practice by sensei

In 1947, Toda encountered the young Daisaku Ikeda, who was to become his greatest support and disciple. It was Ikeda who eventually brought to fruition the ideas that Toda had envisaged, as his successor as the third president of the Soka Gakkai. Ikeda became inseparable from Toda in his effort to reconstruct the Soka Gakkai.

In those early postwar days, Toda delivered his lectures on the Lotus Sutra three times a week, and attended discussion meetings in various locations on the remaining four days. Most members and newcomers who had gathered for the discussion meetings were in great economic difficulty and were seeking to fill a spiritual and emotional void that had arisen following Japan's devastating defeat in World War II, and were searching for a way of life they could truly rely on.

On August 14, 1947, Toda attended such a meeting held in Kamata, Tokyo, and lectured on one of Nichiren's key writings, On Establishing the Correct Teaching for the Peace of the Land. Making the teachings accessible through examples from everyday life, he explained how mistaken ideologies cause people unhappiness. The room was filled with a strong spirit of seeking after truth, and the 20 or so participants included young people, homemakers and the elderly, all completely engrossed in Toda's lecture. One of these was a youth named Daisaku Ikeda.

After the lecture, Ikeda asked a series of questions. It was apparent to Toda that here was a young man earnestly searching for a meaningful way of life and system of values appropriate to the drastically changed circumstances of postwar Japan.

Toda answered Ikeda's questions with sincerity, replying with detailed explanations from the profound standpoint of Buddhism. Ikeda was deeply moved by Toda's integrity, the succinct and sincere way he addressed the questions, with full theoretical backing. The fact that Toda had suffered imprisonment for his opposition to the war policies that had brought great misery and disillusionment into Ikeda's own life was an important factor in enabling the younger man to put his full trust in Toda.

On August 24, 1947, 10 days after their first meeting, Ikeda joined the Soka Gakkai. Ikeda was 19 years old that summer, the same age Toda had been when he first met with his mentor, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Religion -- made by man, for man

Religion -- made by mankind for mankind.
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In response to our distinctly human need to find meaning to the mundane lives we are leading.
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Hence the story of 3 persons carrying bricks (so many varied versions of purposes professed by countless religions in the world!)--- whose version of purpose of life is the most able to lead people to the most contributive life?
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Herein lies the Buddhist perspective of life: advocating the way of practising for one's own happiness, as well as that of others too.
What is being provided as a catalyst for us to derive energy to do so?... the chanting of Nam-myoho-renge-kyo


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