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Physician’s Good Medicine #28 – Lectio Oratio

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Physician’s Good Medicine #22 – Prayer

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The degree to which our lives are seamless from kneeling to walking and living in prayer is the degree to which we are able to take and receive benefit from the good medicine of the physician, the gift of the … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #21 – Prayer

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We recite the phrase Namu Myoho Renge Kyo. In fact we are taught to recite this phrase without end. Yet what is it we are saying, what is it we are doing and setting into motion? Namu means everything and … Continue reading

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Physician’s Good Medicine #20 – Prayer

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To begin this chapter on prayer I would like to offer two stories that to me illustrate one view of how prayer manifests and is to be approached as a Buddhist. While the individuals in these two stories were not … Continue reading

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The Physician’s Good Medicine #19 – The Physician’s Cure

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(This section is out of order and should have been posted after #15) The physician’s cure, as I mentioned in the beginning of this chapter is composed of seemingly impossible to attain ingredients. The illusion is that they are impossible, … Continue reading

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