Chantin Nam Myoho Renge Kyo


I have come across this chant from a friend. I was told to chant this daily and notice the positive changes around me. i eagerly started for a few days but missing out on a lot due to work and daily chores.

My work place is an hour away from my house, so to ensure i dont miss, i daily chant for the 45 mins i travel to work. this way i dont miss.

however i wanted to ask a few questions.

- is 45mins Mon to Sat a good chant period ?
- i am a secretive person and dun tell people about much of myself and my actions. is it ok abt not telling ppl abt this.
- how do i know when is the positive surrounding me and negative going away.
- when do i stop
- how do i make this work much better for me.
- is there a group or following i need to religiously keep track of.

Maybe i might have a lot of questions and unreasonable ones too, but the fact that i am getting more interest in this is something that is motivating me to follow this more.

Just need some Guidance.

archieworld archieworld
26-30, M
3 Responses Jan 5, 2013

I chant (Guru Gita) 45 minutes daily so would advise you spend that amount as well. I have practiced Nam Myho Renge Kyo, but was ingrained with Guru Gita from my Hindu guru (see my stories) well before that and it is my steadfast practice.
If you need the help of a group you probably can find or start one. My practice has evolved to no longer depending on others, but beginners find support helpful.
You can stop any time you feel the need. Chanting is good. I find I cannot cease repeating my mantra Om Namah Shivaya. Please note the similarities of sound and cadence.

It's not about the time spent chanting, it's the connection to yourself/universe that you feel while chanting that matters.

Don't chant because you feel guilty, or think you're 'supposed' to do it. Chant because you believe in giving your self a certain amount of time in the day.

Think of it this way, when you're day-dreaming, you're lost in the day-dream. You don't got the time passed, whether it's a minute or an hour, it simply passes because you're enraptured in the day-dream. You should chant the same way.

Some people chant for hours, but this doesn't make them any better than someone who chants for 5minutes. It simply means the person needed an hour to get across the same information another individual could do in 5 minutes.

Chanting is like meditation. The more you do it, the more you'll become aware of the different stated of awareness (like in daydreaming) and the more you'll know when you're in the 'zone'. Time is irrelevant.

Hi If you can just chant 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening and you can work from there. I practice Nicherin Diashonin Buddhism and the recomendations would be to chant twice daily and keep it consistant. I chant everyday some times i chant for 5 minutes and then others i chant for half hour twice daily it depends but i definately feel the difference when i chant every day and you kinda get to a stage in your chant where you can feel some thing happening a sense of peace so if im having a bad day i will sit there and chant until i feel better or some words of wisdom come into my mind, messages!