Monday, 30 August 2010

Honest and sincere prayer/meditation/chanting - Our Buddhist practice is a gift not an obligation.

John Shelby speaks candidly about prayer. He speaks about how prayer has become a practice or an austerity to many Christians.

In Nichiren Buddhism we are taught that prayer or chanting should never become an austerity or a chore, prayer is about focusing on being sincere and honest.

We never pray to beg for help, we pray and chant to ask for courage and strength to resolve our own problems and issues in life.

John Shelby is an inspirational man, who clearly leads the way for a new movement in Christian belief, I just hope that there are many more young men and women out there in the US that are spreading this word of love, compassion and honesty.

Our Buddhist practice, is a gift, not an obligation.

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Part 2


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