Life is fleeting so first of all learn about death

Nichiren – The Importance of the Moment of Death With it’s dramatically sombre title, “The Importance of the Moment of Death“, Nichiren tells us exactly what’s on his mind. The text of the letter shows that it was sent to an unknown person to read to the lay nun Myōhō.  Presumably she was unable to… Continue reading Life is fleeting so first of all learn about death

Why I Recite bits of the Lotus Sutra

As part of my Buddhist practice I recite two bits of prose and chant some Daimoku, which is the words “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” over and over again. I recite these two bits of prose, called the “Expedient Means” chapter and the “Life Span” chapter because Jill, the person who introduced me did so. Jillian… Continue reading Why I Recite bits of the Lotus Sutra