This is a blog about personal development, social transformation and the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, a revolutionary thirteenth century Japanese sage whose teachings give a powerful insight into how life works. How to get the most from it. How to give your all to it. How to be happy. So… what’s with the Spoon?
Pour yourself a glass of water. Imagine it is your life. It looks clean and clear. Then along comes a Spoon and stirs up sediment from the bottom. The Spoon could be health problems, marital issues, a tricky colleague, money challenges… or any other difficulty. Will you blame the Spoon for stirring up the gunk in your life? Or will you follow the Nichiren Buddhist approach and thank the Spoon for showing you the tendencies (sometimes called ‘karma’) you need to change to become truly happy?
Whether you are spiritual or not, these posts will show you how age-old wisdom can help you turn up the volume on the good stuff in your mind, discover what you really want from life and remove the blockages that stop you achieving the breakthroughs you deserve. You might even help change the world along the way…
The book of this blog will be out on Kindle in February 2014.
Photo: Yogesh Mhatre