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.

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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 : 🙂

“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. 

What is the Gohonzon? (a mental conversation)

UN : What is the Gohonzon?

The Buddhas : It’s a matrix.

UN : What kind of a matrix?

The Buddhas : Where each chanting soul, each chanting soul’s each chant, is connected.

UN : How is this connection made?

The Buddhas : Through the principle of resonance.

UN : So each one’s chant has similar vibrational frequency, and all such vibrations intermingle and start swinging together?

The Buddhas : That’s not all. During the intermingling and swinging together, there’s huge give and take.

UN : Meaning?

The Buddhas : Surplusses nullify deficits in a flash. You’d be surprised at the level of surplus in this matrix.

UN : Where is the surplus coming from?

The Buddhas : Amongst those connected are also souls with mountains of good Karma. They give willingly of it without expecting return. Good Karma keeps flowing towards them because of their exemplary existence, so they know they’ll never be in deficit. Thus they keep giving and giving.

UN : So anyone connecting to the Gohonzon is sure to receive?

The Buddhas : As sure as there’s a sky above your head.

UN : Currently, there’s no place for a Gohonzon in my house, owing to my environment and circumstances.

The Buddhas : What do you need one for? It’s already in your mind, and now also in your heart. Just connect to it through sheer vibration. If and when your environment and circumstances change, even a physical Gohonzon will manifest. However, currently, just keep doing what you are doing.

UN : Thanks 🙂 .

The Buddhas : Bye.

Including Chandra

Chandra spoke to me yesterday.

It was during the last three minutes of my chanting session.

I could hear him. He said something like “include me too” or “pray for me too”.

I chanted those last three minutes for him.

His eyes started to glow.

Chandra was a saint, perhaps even a monk, and highly spiritually advanced. He spent multiple hours, sometimes nights, in deep meditation.

Chandra had supernatural powers. He could see and hear in paranormal frequencies. He used his powers to do maximum good.

I met him last in 2012. He was wearing a saffron cloth and had taken over multiple spiritual duties.

Chandra was my friend. I never called him Chandra to his face. Then, he was always Dr. Chandra. He was a doctor in natural and homeopathic medicine, I believe.

Perhaps he was lonely and missing his friend. I had become a friend to him, during our regular association between 1997 and 2002, and then sporadic meetings between 2002 and 2012.

The spiritual line is a lonely one.

Marriage made me hit a different trajectory. It was nothing less than marriage that took me away from the spiritual magnetism that emanated from Chandra.

I felt for Chandra. I felt his loneliness.

I chanted for Chandra.

A Push in the Right Direction

The Buddhas : We want to discuss those 10 minutes of your Daimoku session.

UN : Those 10 minutes when I was chanting for the success of the Buddhist movement towards world peace, right?

The Buddhas : Yes. The imagery was quite original, dude.
 
UN : I’m me. Do you think imagining multiple reins in one’s mouth and carrying their weight forward with the sheer force of the chant is a bit bizarre?

The Buddhas : It’s different. We don’t get that too much. What were these reins supposed to be connected to?

UN : Multiple facets of the kosen rufu movement.

The Buddhas : And how much forward did you push the movement in those ten minutes, do you think?

UN : A femtometer, perhaps. A femtometer would be good. I’ll take it.

The Buddhas : And what made you do this?

UN : I could hear you. You were asking when I was going to chant for you.

The Buddhas : Yeah, you were so busy chanting for your family that we thought you might forget us. 

UN : Well, you asked, and I did.

The Buddhas : And again you didn’t chant for yourself.

UN : But I did. Chanting for others causes vacuum in one’s own system because of energy outflow towards others. This vacuum attracts positive energy from the Universe. It’s win-win.

The Buddhas : That’s indirect. 

UN : In between the mind would wander to my own issues. That’s natural. These then too got registered with the chant.

The Buddhas : We see.

Do I Have a Hidden Agenda?

UN : Well, yes and no.
The Buddhas : Please clarify.
UN : I don’t have a hidden agenda in the way you might be thinking.
The Buddhas : But…
UN : I probably do have a hidden agenda in another indirect way.
The Buddhas : Continue.
UN : I am understanding that chanting for others gives greatest joy, during and after.
The Buddhas : So, now you’ve started churning out 100% for others sessions because…
UN : I’m doing it for the joy, but I’m not only doing it for the joy.
The Buddhas : Aha!
UN : No Aha. My intensity when I chant towards my personal issues is so immense…
The Buddhas : …that it borders on anger and asking for something negative, you fear?
UN : I don’t even want to take that chance.
The Buddhas : So you’ve stopped chanting for yourself?
UN : Perhaps just currently. Two issues are angering me. I don’t wish to dwell on the anger.
The Buddhas : Just chant without the anger part.
UN : Yes, currently I’m succeeding at that when I chant for others.
The Buddhas : And when you chant for yourself, the pent up anger wells up?
UN : Yes.
The Buddhas : So you chant for others to avoid anger welling up when chanting for yourself?
UN : Partly. Partly for the joy too.
The Buddhas : Hmmm. We’d like you to soon enough…
UN : …be able to chant for myself too without anger being able to well up?
The Buddhas : Yes. Can you work on that?
UN : Of course.
The Buddhas : Cheers.