What I want to talk with you about today is religion, good religion. As you know I’m a Lotus Sutra Buddhist who believes in the Mystic Law. It works for me. We believe in equal-rights and peace, I’m down with that. I’m a member of the Soka Gakai and our first president died in a Japanese prison for refusing to fight in WWII. After the devastation of the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in WWII, the Soka Gakai took a stance against nuclear weapons, and our current president has cornered the world talking with leaders about disarming all nukes. And if that isn’t enough, we are proud of our diversity which includes all nationalities and LGBTQ groups as well. So don’t expect a room filled with Asian monks in orange and yellow robes, it’s not that kind of Buddhism.
We believe there is a Mystic Law taught by Shakyamuni, the original Buddha, over 2500 years ago. This law is nothing new, in a lot of ways it is similar to the positive message you see on The Secret TV series; only our transformation isn’t just a feel-good-for-a-few hours movie, it is a way of life. We chant the Mystic Law twice a day, and for me, this has changed my life.
So this is how I’m avoiding the news of President Trump and Mitch McConnell. Instead of letting their bigot, hypocritical ways bug me, I chant that they will come to find the Buddha within them and begin working for world peace, equal rights, and social justice. I really think they can change for the better.
Now, that’s faith.
~~ Dr TV Boogie