“Chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Even Once Contains Limitless Benefit”
Nam Myoho-Renge-Kyo is a song that is becoming popular day by day and is already sacred to those who follow Nichiren Buddhism. For a better understanding of the topic, here is a summary of what it really means, the right way to sing it, and the health benefits of this song.
The essence of Buddhism is the belief that we have within us at all times the ability to overcome any problem or difficulty that we may encounter in life; an ability to transform all suffering. Our lives have this power because they are inseparable from the basic law that underlies the workings of all life and the universe.
Meaning of the Nam Myoho Renge Kyo:
“Nam” comes from ancient Sanskrit. The closest translation we know of is “devotion to our mind and body”. Then the words “Myoho-Renge” signify the ultimate reality of the universe. It is said to be the universe in which Nichiren Daishonin illuminates, and “Kyo” means teaching the meaning of “Myoho-Renge”.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo singing began with Nichiren Daishonin, whose main motive was to help all living things achieve enlightenment. When you practice the same, you are somehow taking responsibility for your destiny, which means that it is not only fate, but also the fact that you can create your own destiny.
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is therefore a wish, an expression of determination, to embrace and manifest our Buddha nature. It is a promise to oneself never to give in to difficulties and to overcome one’s suffering. At the same time, it is a vow to help others reveal this law in their own lives and achieve happiness.
The individual characters that make up Nam-myoho-renge-kyo express the key characteristics of this law. Myo can be translated as mystical or wonderful, and ho means law. This law is called mystical because it is difficult to understand. What exactly is difficult to understand? Es la maravilla de la gente común, acosada por la ilusión y el sufrimiento, que despiertan a la ley fundamental en sus propias vidas, hacen brotar sabiduría y compasión y se dan cuenta of that its inherently Budas capaces de resolver sus propios problemas y los de others. The mystical law transforms the life of every person, even the most unhappy, at all times and in all circumstances, into a life of supreme happiness.
Renge, which means lotus flower, is a metaphor that offers a better understanding of the qualities of this mystical law. The lotus flower is pure and fragrant, immaculate from the muddy water in which it grows. Likewise, the beauty and dignity of our humanity is manifested in the midst of the sufferings of everyday reality.
In addition, unlike other plants, the lotus produces flowers and fruits at the same time. In most plants, the fruit develops after the flower has bloomed and the flower petals have fallen off. The fruit of the lotus plant, however, grows simultaneously with the flower, and when the flower opens, the fruit is inside. This illustrates the principle of cause and effect simultaneity; We don’t have to wait to become perfect in the future, we can bring out the power of the Mystical Law from within our lives at any time.
The principle of simultaneity of cause and effect clearly shows that our lives are fundamentally equipped with the great state of life of the Buddha and that the attainment of Buddhahood is possible simply by opening and producing this state. Sutras other than the Lotus Sutra taught that people could only attain Buddhahood if they practiced Buddhism for several lifetimes, acquiring the features of the Buddha one by one. The Lotus Sutra negates this idea, teaching that all the traits of the Buddha are present in our lives from the beginning.
Kyo literally means sutra and here it indicates the mystical law in relation to a lotus flower, the fundamental law that permeates life and the universe, the eternal truth. The Chinese character kyo also implies the idea of a “thread”. When a fabric is woven, the vertical threads are laid first. These represent the basic reality of life. They are the stable framework through which the horizontal threads are woven. These horizontal threads, representing the various activities of our daily life, make up the pattern of the fabric, giving it color and variation. The fabric of our lives is made up of both fundamental and enduring truth and the hectic reality of our daily existence with its uniqueness and variety. A life that is only horizontal threads unravels quickly.
According to Nichiren Daishonin, this song is great for any prayer reason. You can sing it just once a day, once a year, or once a decade, or just once in a lifetime, five perks. However, the disciples sing in the morning and once in the evening.
It is believed that the Buddha or Sakyamuni said that in the Lotus Sutra the Nam Myoho Renge Kyo mantra is for everyone has no distinction. So that everyone can sing Daimoku with a clear conscience and appreciate its benefits. People who practice this say that chanting gives off spiritual vibrations that cause the person to seek positive change. It is not just that chanting, but actually any chanting helps calm the person.
Singing is great for troubled spirits and helps get rid of pain, hardship, and pain, bringing the peace you really need. Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’s words help you find the courage you might need to face challenges, instilling in you the determination you need to do so.