This is a question which often popped in my mind when I had just begun practicing Nichiren Diashonin’s Buddhism. Should I chant for 5 minutes a day or should I chant 50? There was no clear answer to this question. However, as I soon came to realize as true, it was one’s heart and desire that was important while chanting.
The other day, I was thinking about what the purpose of life is, while taking a shower when a strange but seemingly simple way of understanding it, came in my head. Three dots called Buddhism, Hinduism and Math connected. Very interesting, how different fields can connect.
I have been diligently exerting myself in the practice of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism for over a year now and have been having very interesting experiences. Unlike my last major experience, I would like to share some minor experiences I’ve had lately.
I really hope that by reading them, I inspire even one person to take up this faith.
Today was a great day. After a long time, I was fortunate to catch a decent movie on the big screen. Interstellar. Turned out, it happened to be a killer, mind-blowing film.
It happened to be so good that I wanted to actually sit down and write a review of the movie and my thoughts before, during and after watching it. I actually managed to learn some pretty interesting and important lessons from the movie. [Note: I have dropped in references from Indian mythology here and there so please bear.]
After months of deliberation, I have finally decided to quit my job at Drizzlin Media and work on something of my “own”.
This post is my experience of practising Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism so far. At the time of writing, I had been practicing for about 11 months.
“Do we talk more than we do?”
I keep questioning this habit, which pops up every once in a while.
It’s the easy way out. It’s how we can get to sit in AC offices and pass the buck around, without having to dirty out clothes, sweat it out, and do hard work.