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Physician’s Good Medicine #32 – Conclusion

As I write about preparing and collecting your own set of selected phrases I am aware that many people will not actually engage in this kind of activity. For some it will be too much trouble, for others it may … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #31 – Selected Passages

Earlier I offered Lectio Oratio as a way to take the good medicine of the Lotus Sutra. I’m not suggesting a new way to practice as much as I am a way to deepen your foundational practice of reciting the … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #30 – Secrets & Grieving

Please make no mistake by thinking I am suggesting somehow you are responsible for the feelings of others. Consider though, if you are worried about upsetting or concerning someone by refusing to share with them information you are in fact … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #29 – Secrets

This chapter contains some cautionary advice, so please give it careful consideration. There is a belief when a person receives bad news from their physician that it would be better to not tell others, such as family and friends. Of … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #28 – Lectio Oratio

Lectio Divina In the book The Magic City I wrote about the practice of lectio divina as another way of studying and practicing the Lotus Sutra. In this book I continue to employe this by sharing stories which sometimes fills … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #27 – Lectio Oratio

Study leads to prayer and prayer leads to action. I believe this is what chanting Odaimoku is all about. It is not enough to sit and chant without getting up off the mat and doing something. The water never boils … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #26 – Lectio Oratio

Lectio oratio is a type of prayer that is in response to the text. Some ways in which you as Buddhists might employ this concept or type of special praying is when reading the Lotus Sutra meditate on what your … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #25 – And

The word “and” is a summation of both parts of the elements in the formulas we speak, whereas the word “but” is a subtraction of parts and in fact an actual negation of all that occurs before. To Myoho Renge … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #24 – And

Now let me begin by offering some ways in which we can pray. After examining some of the illness of mind that we all may struggle with from time to time I believe it may be helpful to look at … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #23 – Prayer

If you turn your thoughts outward instead of inward the scene might look like this. You see the backed up cars and your car has come to a complete stop. As you are peering around you begin to chant Odaimoku … Continue reading

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