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Namu Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo

The five major characters of the Daimoku of the Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law (Myo, Ho, Ren, Ge, Kyo) are translated below. These five characters with the addition of the two characters "Na" and "Mu" are defined and translated in many ways. For a literal translation, see the bottom of this page, for illustrations with the calligraphy examples of each character.

Together these characters form the rhythm, sound and vibration of all life. As taught here in the TLK, we will focus more on the meaning and significance of the entire phrase of characters. It is a mistake often made to isolate each character in the search for meaning, for each character combines and affects the others. This can easily be seen in Nichiren's formal presentation of this phrase in the Gohonzon. Each character in the Gohonzon is interconnected with the next, rendering the phrase a more complete conceptual whole and its ultimate significance.

To best understand this Ultimate teaching, Dai-mantra, or Daimoku, the phrase is transliterated as:

Nam An amalgam of energies, unsubstantiated effect and potential gathered in this manifestation;

Mu Do subject to this will, conviction, and volition;

Myo All potential;

Ho All instantiation;

Ren To come to fruition, as does the magnificent White Lotus Flower from the murkiness of myriad tendencies and conditions;

Ge To learn and teach in the same instance, guided solely by;

Kyo The limitless true teachings of Buddha.

As this Daimoku is repeated in meditation and in reverence, we invoke our true Buddha nature in the training of Body, Mind and Spirit. There are many books in print, and organizations which use this teaching as the basis for organized religion practice. This Kwoon does not preach nor advocate a religion. The premise in this teaching is the elucidation of human behavior and causality. We will use these teachings to guide our practice along with Taoist energy management, internal and external, through the practice of Qigong (chi-gong), Taiji (Tai-gee), Chin-Na, and Styles of TLK Ch'uan Fa or Kung Fu.

The symbol of unity, balance and universal interchangeability is the basis of Taoist philosophy exemplified in the Yin and Yang duality of all phenomena. In TLK Quantum Life practice of Nichiren Buddhism, the practice of chanting the "Daimoku"

is much more profound and reaches to our fundamental Buddha Nature to cleanse and purify all our senses and consciosness With the use of a perfect mirror (of our Buddha nature) we can immediately fuse with our enlightenment.

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