I am not a Buddhist. However, in focusing on Reiki, I have been trying to connect with a meditative state and I have been struggling with settling my mind enough to do it.
Yesterday, it clicked for me. I came across a video of Tina Turner chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. It was so calming that I just played it an played back and relaxed. I fell asleep. It was a two hour video. When I woke up, I felt so much peace that I had to know the meaning of the words in the chant. It was the most peaceful sleep that I have had in a long time.
Researching those words helped me not only be able to find a meditative state, it also helped me more fully understand Reiki.
I felt a desire to share this hoping it might help others on the same path.
The essence of Buddhism is the belief that we have within us, at all times, the ability to overcome any obstacle in our life; a capacity to transform and become more than we ever dreamed possible. This is so because we are inseparable from the fundamental law that underlies the workings of all life and the universe.
The prayer Nam Myoho Renge Kyo embodies
The Mystic Law of the Lotus Sutra. It reaches beyond a prayer of self and connects us to sacred universal truths.
It reveals that all the traits of the the ultimate state of happiness and wisdom, Buddha, have been present within our lives from the beginning. We all possess the power within us to heal ourselves of pain, suffering, confusion etc…
It is a practical way, a prayer, for all people to focus their hearts and minds upon this law and manifest its transformative power. They are sacred words that belong to everyone not just to Buddhists.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
Do not worry about how to pronounce them just yet. I posted the video so you can hear it for yourself.
summons the Mystic Law from within ones self.
is the sacred tree in each of us that holds within it a river of all the sacred teachings of the Universe. Myoho is the sacred law of life. To summon it is to bring forward the emergence of the highest state of life.
is the Lotus. Within it is the law of Cause and Effect from it grows a state of calm, happiness and fulfillment.
connects everything. It embodies the wisdom and compassion of the Universe. It is the sound of the ultimate state of all the above coming together. A combining of wisdom and vibration into one state of being.
To really connect with this state one must become separate from distractions and negative emotions. Think of things that you love, those that really make you happy. In doing this, we seek to reach a higher level of energy within ourselves. This prayer helps us align with these sacred truths. It calms the soul.
This is the original video that I found. The one that played while I slept. She says more words than Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. But, I did not understand I was just listening. There are other videos with just these words on YouTube. There are many and they are free.
If I have misunderstood any of this, I welcome anyone to guide me in the right direction. It is not my goal to harm but to inspire.