Experiencing Enlightenment

As we use our entire body to chant Namu Myoho Renge Kyo, the sound of the Odaimoku permeates our entire being and the environment around us. We use our voice to chant the Odaimoku and our lips, mouth and voice become enlightened. We maintain our hands in Gassho (prayer form) as we chant, the words of the Buddha lightly brush across our hands, thus our hands become enlightened. As we chant the Odaimoku, our ears hear the enlightened words of the Buddha and our ears, heart and mind become enlightened. This sound enters and then resonates throughout our entire body and every cell within our body becomes enlightened. This process lasts for the entire time we sit in front of the Mandala Gohonzon and chant the Odaimoku. It is because, as we just explained, our life is able to come into direct connect with the enlightened life of the Eternal Buddha at that time. When we finish, we then return to being the common mortals we all are. However, thanks to the teachings left us by Nichiren Shonin, we are able to experience this enlightenment, even for a short while, every time we say Namu Myoho Renge Kyo.

Odaimoku: The Significance Of Chanting Namu Myoho Renge Kyo