“In Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism we do not remove ourselves from the difficult realities of ordinary life. On the contrary we plunge into them as a source of nutrition for our growth, just as the swamp nourishes the flower. Enlightenment means that we are united with the rhythm of the entire universe, able to live with freedom and joy, whatever the uncertainties of our daily lives. ”.

Why I Practise - Buddhism - Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln  - SGI-UK East Midlands HQ - The Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin

HannahMy name is Hannah, and I have been chanting for 20 years, I started when I was 16 years old. My boyfriend at the time was a Buddhist, he told me all about it and it all made such a lot of good sense to me that I gave it a go.

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CharmainWhy do I practise ?

Well, that's a very good question ? I ask myself this all the time.



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CharlieI first encountered this Buddhism through my Greek Language teacher back in early 1994 . I became friends with her and her husband and often used to go out drinking with them. They kept mentioning Buddhism and encouraging me to attend neetings but I had no interest at all - I mean, why would I ?

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