“Daimoku (Nam-Myo-Ho-Renge-Kyo) is like light. As the Daishonin says, "A candle can light up a place that has been dark for billions of years". Similarily, the moment we offer prayers based on daimoku, the darkness in our lives vanishes. This is the principle of the simultaneity of cause and effect. At that very instant in the depths of our lives our prayer has been answered”.

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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