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Fri May 12, 2017, 06:47 AM

I've been chanting this for 50 years.

In 1967 I was walking around a neighborhood in Hollywood hills and heard this chant coming from a house. Stopped and listen for a while and a lady came out and invited me in. She taught me the chant and for some reason I remembered it and have been saying it for all of these years. I have no reason, or excuse for why I have continued it. It has always seemed to pick me up and center me.


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safeinOhio May 2017 OP
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Response to safeinOhio (Original post)

Fri May 12, 2017, 07:06 AM

1. I learned about it about five years after you.

 

I'm not a practitioner but I was invited to chant and asked about the Gohonzon. Do you have one?

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Fri May 12, 2017, 07:13 AM

2. No, once I had a little altar,

made up of strange little items.

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Fri May 12, 2017, 08:41 AM

3. I found this chant in a taxi cab in Chicago.

About 25 years ago in the back seat of a taxi, stuck to the glass in front of me was this chant written out on a bumper sticker with the phonetic spelling. In the several minutes it took to get where I was going I learned it, not knowing what it was or what it meant. It sounded good in my head.

I still chant this to myself and sometimes out loud. It feels good.

Thanks for sharing and reminding me.

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