The historical first earthly Buddha. The date of his birth is uncertain as record keeping 3,000 years ago is faulty. Historically his passing into Nirvana is February 15 each year. The son of a Regent King of the Shakya Tribe in the northern region of India located at the foothills of the Himalayas.
The story about becoming a Buddha or “awakened” one continues in the 11th Chapter of the Lotus Sutra.
Understanding that becoming “awakened” or a Buddha is not an easy task we are blessed to know the state of ultimate wisdom and enlightenment is possible.
Today, before the Buddha we have shared in our ability to empower our Body, Mind and Spirit. How profound, what great spirit! In the 13th Century the Sage Messenger, Nichiren sends a single mother with a sick child the following message: “I am bestowing upon you the Gohonzon of Myoho~Renge~Kyo.
How grateful to have friends, how humble to have heard the universal Law. Many books read, many documentaries seen, many stories listened too; all on the goal of Life, the pathway to wisdom, which brings health, happiness and prosperity. How profound and fortunate to awaken to the Lotus Sutra, how grateful to be on the pathway to enlightenment and freedom in this lifetime.
Remembering the deaths of those we love is an important ceremony; in the Buddhist tradition this is done in various ways. One of those ways is through the dedication of a Memorial tablet, sometimes a simple card of memory. The ancient Sanscrit is “Stupa,” it means burial mound.
I deeply appreciate your visit here and your constant concern over the numerous persecutions which have befallen me. I have met these great persecutions as the votary of the Lotus Sutra and do not regret them in the slightest. No life could be more fortunate than mine, no matter how many times one might repeat the cycle of birth and death.
All humans who come to understand their Buddha nature, and work with it through the Worlds of Learning, Realization, Bodhisattva compassion, Buddha Dharma ~ Enlightenment. Mission and Responsibility.
The Hokkeko is a group of sincere people who have taken a vow to spread the word of Buddha Dharma/Wisdom and to live a life of personal growth, health and happiness for themselves and others.
Three Kinds of Treasure Three Kinds of Treasure, Health, Happiness and personal Empowerment.. Mind, Body, and Spirit, the Trinity of this lifetime. The Five Challenges: Family, Relationships, Career, Health and Economics a part of daily life. Being human is not