Dealing with Persecution

UN : What do I do about this heaviness in my thorax area and above?

The Buddhas : Describe it.

UN : Something wants to go up and is not able to. It’s stuck.

The Buddhas : Is it the element of air?

UN : Yes.

The Buddhas : You are suffering from a disturbance in the element of air in the chest, throat and neck area, it seems.

UN : Is it connected to my chanting?

The Buddhas : Well, you are a ruthless chanter…

UN : I can’t stop the flow. If it’s there, it will flow. 

The Buddhas : We wish to address the stuck part. Therein lies the key. Understand the stuck part and you will be cured of this. Then chant as ruthlessly as you wish. 🙂

UN : Wow! Tell me all. 

The Buddhas : Flow is blocked partly in your throat chakra. That is a result of suppression or prosecution.

UN : Prosecution? There’s nothing like the Daishonin’s prosecution in my life. 

The Buddhas : Sure, not on that scale. On a miniscule scale – think hard?!

UN : Well my spiritual side doesn’t count at home. It’s worthless. In fact, till the longest time, it was a negative, and was punished. I had to hide it with shame. 

The Buddhas : See, that’s persecution. Sure, not on the Daishonin’s level, but on a miniscule level.

UN : Hmmm, I do see now. Is it the cause for this blockage?

The Buddhas : Absolutely. You weren’t dealing with your situation till now. Blockage developed. You are dealing with things now by chanting regularly in spite of your immediate surrounding. Hence, blockage will go over time. 

UN : Things are better in my immediate surrounding now. There’s more acceptance. 

The Buddhas : That’s a sign that things are improving already. How long were you persecuted?

UN : Don’t use that word again and again. It’s on a miniscule level, not relevant for the outside world. 

The Buddhas : Well, it has caused you a health issue, so you decide whether it’s serious or not. Also, how would your world like an unfit You, unable to function?

UN : I see your point. I’m dealing with it now, right? 

The Buddhas : Just keep chanting wth full faith. Your immediate environment will first fully accept, and them will move with you. There needs to be no iota of doubt about this in your mind. Before you know it, this disturbance of air in your upper area will be gone, because the persecution has gone. 

UN : Again you’re using that word. Stop. 

The Buddhas : You’re an obstinate fellow, aren’t you. That’s actually good, because that’s why you’ve persisted. You’re almost through though, just keep going. 

UN : Thanks and bye! 🙂

The Buddhas : Bye! 🙂


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The Deal with Pin-Me-Downs

The Buddhas : Is that you, chanting profusely?

UN : Yes.

The Buddhas : How come so much?

UN : One work is stuck.

The Buddhas : Oh, so you need to be pinned down, to then chant profusely, is it?

UN : I do see a pattern there. I wish it weren’t so.

The Buddhas : Just chant, work stuck or no work stuck. 

UN : We’re talking about profusely, remember?

The Buddhas : Right, yes. Let’s say, everything’s on track. Can you still chant profusely?

UN : You know the answer. Rephrase to ask what you wish to actually ask.

The Buddhas : Good. Can you still chant profusely with regularity?

UN : Now you have the right question. I get distracted by the good times. Chanting, yes. Profusely, yes, at times. Chanting with regularity, yes. Morning-evening, yes. Gongyo, yes. Chanting profusely with regularity, unfortunately, no. There, you have me. 

The Buddhas : And when do you chant profusely with regularity, if at all. 

UN : When there’s a pin-me-down.

The Buddhas : Try doing so without the pin-me-down having to push you to. 

UN : Tough. 

The Buddhas : Try. 

UN : Ok, I’ll try.

Recognition

UN : Sometimes, I feel under-recognized.

The Buddhas : We recognize you.

UN : Thank you. 

The Buddhas : It’s ok to not blare one’s trumpet. You’re doing great.

UN : Then why these pangs?

The Buddhas : What will you get from worldly recognition? Tell us that.

UN : Nothing, I see that. I can’t carry it forward.

The Buddhas : So drop it and move on. 

UN : My work is all so hidden. I’m busy all day. However, nobody sees what I do.

The Buddhas : Are you in it for the joy of doing, or for showing others that you do and what you do?

UN : I enjoy what I do. I’m thankful for it. Sometimes, I wish to show it.

The Buddhas : It’s a question of critical mass.

UN : Meaning?

The Buddhas : Once good, meaningful work reaches beyond critical mass, the Universe is compelled to show it to as many as possible.

UN : And since i’m already…

The Buddhas : …doing good, meaningful work,… …, yes.

UN : I see. 

The Buddhas : However, your focus must remain on your good, meaningful work.

UN : You mean the showing part is just a side-effect as far as I’m concerned?

The Buddhas : When you start focusing on the showing part, your good, meaningful work suffers.

UN : For lack of focus?

The Buddhas : Amongst other things. You do have an outlet, and are already using it to the max, btw.

UN : Outlet?

The Buddhas : As in pressure-cooker safety-hatch for any frustration.

UN : Chanting?

The Buddhas : Yeah, let it all out. Translate any frustration into intensity, length, stamina and output while chanting.

UN : As in shake the universe till it shakes. 

The Buddhas : Yeah, shake it and make it…

UN : …show my work?

The Buddhas : And then don’t forget to keep your focus anchored on your good meaningful work. 

UN : 🙂

The Buddhas : 🙂

Morning-Evening Binds the Day

The Buddhas : So now you see.

UN : Yes, I do.

The Buddhas : And what do you see?

UN: The effects of morning-evening Gongyo+Daimoku.

The Buddhas : And pray what are the effects?

UN: I didn’t see it earlier. Morning-evening binds the day.

The Buddhas : Hmmmm.

UN : The day is like a unit. There’s purpose, and a push. And extra energy. Motivation. Optimism. Goal-orientedness. It’s like “Let’s go!”

The Buddhas : What was it like earlier?

UN : My practice was casual. There was no Gongyo. A little bit of Nam Mayo Ho Renge Kyo here, a little bit there.

The Buddhas : Did such effects come forth then?

UN : No.

The Buddhas : So what’s your conclusion here? You already mentioned the morning-evening binding effect. Anything else as significant?

UN : Gongyo amplifies Daimoku manifold.

The Buddhas : Aha.

UN : Tongue opens up. Daimoku becomes smooth. Clear. One can do fast, loud and clear Daimoku, if one then wishes. Gongyo sets a rhythm in one’s system, and Daimoku becomes a breeze.

The Buddhas : Good. Continue like that.

Shatter and Pop

UN : I’m afraid.

1st Buddha : There we go again.

3rd Buddha : Explain.

UN : My chanting comes out with such force, that I’m afraid that I might pop an artery.

2nd Buddha : Ha! Priceless!

3rd Buddha : I’ll take this one, you two stay quiet. So, are you loud, intense, or both?

UN : Both. Such that the walls shake. And fast. Rapid.

3rd Buddha : You do it on purpose?

UN : I can’t help myself. It comes out that way.

1st Buddha : He can’t help himself, he says! Hahahahaha!

3rd Buddha : Quiet! Your soul’s been in a corner, is it?

UN : Yes.

3rd Buddha : And you’re a naturally very intense person?

UN : Yes.

3rd Buddha : Well, you’re just coming out now, that’s the way it is.

2nd Buddha : What about his artery that might pop? Hahahahaha!

3rd Buddha : Done with your jokes? We are putting a mechanism in place.

UN : What mechanism?

3rd Buddha : You won’t pop anything.

UN : How does this mechanism work?

3rd Buddha : As far as you’re concerned, the appropriate mechanism is in place. You won’t pop anything. You don’t need to know more.

UN : So I continue?

3rd Buddha : Just let it all come out.

1st Buddha : Yeah, make sure my eardrums pop.

2nd Buddha : The walls are going nowhere. It’s your walls that are shattering.

3rd Buddha : Bye.

2nd Buddha : Bye.

1st Buddha : Bye.

UN : Bye.

“Daimoku Puts Your Engagement on Auto”

UN : What’s the issue with going inwards?

The Buddhas : No issue.

UN : Oh, I thought there was an issue.

The Buddhas : You can go in, sure.

UN : However?

The Buddhas : It’s a time to engage and not disengage.

UN : As in need of the hour?

The Buddhas : The nature of the times on the planet will need many, many spiritual people to engage.

UN : Otherwise?

The Buddhas : There won’t be a planet anymore.

UN : I see. 

The Buddhas : It’s an endgame scenario on Earth. All or nothing. 

UN : Yeah, the way we’re going, as if there’s no tomorrow.

The Buddhas : Thus you’ve got to give it your all. Sitting back and going inwards would be giving up.

UN : It would be like resigning to the situation and saying “Whatever”, right? I do see that now. 

The Buddhas : There was a time when going inwards was the normally practiced form of spiritualism. It was time-appropriate.

UN : I see that now too. With peace and harmony already existing around oneself, one wanted to give oneself that extra kicker and reach inside. 

The Buddhas : However, this is a different time, requiring emergency measures of engagement. 

UN : What’s the easiest way to engage?

The Buddhas : Chant. You start engaging the moment you chant. That’s what Daimoku does for you. 

UN : Yeah, it brings you right into the battlefield, immediately, with all systems firing, doesn’t it?

The Buddhas : Daimoku puts your engagement on auto. 

UN : Going for it. 

Feeling Like a Fool

UN : I mostly circulate in circles where my line of work has little or no value.

The Buddhas : Why do you think that is so?

UN : To motivate my circle?

The Buddhas : Describe your circle.

UN : Well-off, successful, recognised, powerful, connected, people with lots of good Karma accumulated in the past, using it up at a ridiculously fast speed. 

The Buddhas : So your presence would be to remind them…

UN : …to stop depleting their savings so fast, and to start accumulating new good Karma?

The Buddhas : Yes. And your test would be to…

UN : …not feel looked down upon, lowly, unsuccessful, unrecognised, worthless etc. because of these people?

The Buddhas : Yes, because you have enough…

UN : …confidence and belief in what I’m doing?

The Buddhas : Correct. Just because you are almost always functioning out of your comfort-zone, doesn’t mean that you are what a few people in your circle might think you are. 

UN : How come I’m not allowed entry into my comfort zone?

The Buddhas : All in good time. However, we want to get rid of an illusion.

UN : Which would be what?

The Buddhas : You’re doing more good outside of your comfort-zone that you will be once you enter it. 

UN : What’s the illusion?

The Buddhas : The feeling in your mind that you’ll peak upon entry into your comfort-zone.

UN : So I’ll peak outside?

The Buddhas : You are well on your way, and your growth will peak while still outside. 

UN : And once inside?

The Buddhas : One tends to get comfortable once inside one’s comfort-zone.