When I was a teenager, I used to talk to everyone I’d meet. One day I met some white middle class New Yorker Buddhist types who said that they chanted all day as a way to get whatever they needed or wanted. They would chant for their food and they’d get food. They’d chant for their cigarettes and they’d get cigarettes. (Yes they really used this example) Myself I was amused that the cosmic powers of the universe would be so kind. But after all, this was a pre-anti-tobacco-litigation era.
The chant these Buddhists used was
“Nam Myoho Renge Kyo”
Which roughly translated means that each person has the power to overcome any difficulty in life.
Recently I sent out a ton of e-mails to old friends and acquaintances and got almost no response. I found this very frustrating, if not a bit depressing.
So to be proactive I have devised my own chant to deal with this problem. It goes like this,
“Hey bro, don’t dis my email yo.”
Seems like many many people have this same problem. I’m hoping that that this might be of help to others.
Or for you purists out there, here is the traditional 24 minute chant.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo – 24 Minute Chant.
And the traditional 1 hour chant is here.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo – 1 Hour Daimoku – Chanting
Best of luck. I hope this helps.