Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Good day and I hope you are having a great day. Recently I have been studying meditation and chanting, specifically in relations to Buddhism. Even though I have meditated off and on all my life through my martial arts training and being a medical professional am aware of the benefits of the practice, I have to admit my recent findings made many things fit into place perfectly in regards to The Law of Attraction (LOA).
A few months ago a new SGI Buddhism center opened in my local town. They had some Buddhism 101 introductory classes and being a lifelong learner I attended a few of them. The class opened by a description of Nichirin, a monk who originated this particular type of study. I was surprised to learn that the last teaching of the Buddha written in the Lotus Sutra concentrated on the concept that all human being are capable of infinite potential. Specifically that all humans are equally capable of this achievement. This was something that was very rare in those ancient times when casts systems and societal ranks were the norm. The concept that by our thoughts we shape our destiny. Does this sound familiar? This was about 3000 years ago. Nichirin concentrated on these writings about 750 years ago and he believed that by chanting the title of the Lotus Sutra regularly a person would actually clean their Karmic self. Clean from what you might ask? During our life we humans are constantly putting ourselves down. We are constantly criticizing ourselves, and are criticized by people who are important in our lives. Many of these criticisms come from people who have our “best interest” at heart. Yet all that builds on itself and if you wil,l muddies our Karma and that prevents us from achieving our potential. It is like the dirt weighs us down from achieving any success. It is like trying to run with excess weights attached to our waists. As I listened to the explanation, it seemed like what we in the study of LOA call resistance. Nichirin taught that through sound vibration, specifically in front of a Gohunzun, a person literally peels away the vibrational dirt like layers of onion, cleansing their Karma, and clearing their resistance so they can attract all they want into their lives.
On the plane ride from my vacation, I was reading David G’s book on meditation. He also explained that meditation was like cleaning our subconscious. He used the example of a cell phone that was constantly ringing on loud. Meditation was like lowering the volume or, with regular practice even allowing us to put it on vibrate so we can move on and concentrate on life without being tuned out or interrupted. This would allow a clearing the interruptions and resistance that hinders us.
Interestingly the Nichirin Buddhism lectures used the same examples I use when I talk about The Law of Attraction (LOA). Examples like energy flow, electricity, and Universal laws. I felt like I was in a discussion group on LOA, instead of a Buddhism class. It was a great experience.
Whatever our beliefs, the tool that is meditation focuses the mind, allows access to clearing resistance, and helps control and clarify our visions. All are critical if we are to use LOA to create the reality we want. All are needed to control our outbursts of emotion that can send us deep down the negative vibrational tunnel. It, like any tool, can be used or ignored. I am sharing with you the information and will leave it to you to decide if you want to use it or not.
After this realization, I personally am making meditation a priority in my life. It is an exercise that will make my mind stronger and that will make my use of LOA principals more effective. I hope this makes sense, and is useful for you. I hope this made you think about adding meditation to your arsenal if you have not thus far, and if you have, to become more disciplined in its regular use. As always please feel free to share this with anyone who may benefit from it. Leave me comments or questions on my Facebook page or on my Twitter feed. Till next week, to your success.