A Buddhist Podcast – On Attaining Buddhahood

May 12th, 2007

Casey and Quinn are getting married congratulations

Welcome to tonights show! The lecture tonight is based on SGI President Daisaku Ikeda’s lectures in 2006 on the letter writing by Nichiren Daishonin, “On Attaining Buddhahood in this Lifetime”.
The highlights include
1. 20 Years with Gohonzon
2. Two approaches for overcoming suffering
3. Religion is a privilege and not an obligation
4. Grasping the mystic truth
5. Daimoku of faith and Daimoku of action
6. Revealing Buddhahood just as you are
7. Three meanings of Myo
8. Is your life a complete pain in the backside?
9. I am Nam-myoho-renge-kyo
10. I’ve been doing all these activities and not getting benefit!

Great experience from Larry Congdon of Buffalo!
Music for tonights show comes from the Podsafe Music Network. We play Kind of Grey by Delaware and Goodnight Kiss from Phil Ayoub.
We forgot to say but will remember next time… the wonderful Quinn Hunter and Casey McGonigle are going to get married and they are the artwork for this weeks show! Congratulations!
Roxanne Rae has some great articles on anger
And Celine Dufay is appearing in Leocadia at Kings College London, Dates are Wed 30th Thurs 31st and Friday 1st June 7pm performances. Booking is available by the french dept- see more info from facebook. Email: [email protected]
Thank you for listening!
If you have a question or an experience you would like to send us, write to [email protected] or [email protected]
If you get a moment, and you would like to, we would really appreciate it if you could write us a review on ITunes. Have a great week!


  1. Jason and Karen, this show is absolutely great! It’s just packed with all kinds of wonderful things. The music is clever and thoughtfully chosen. The teachings are really practical and helpful and brought to life by your wonderful imagery. Your delivery is warm and personal and makes me feel like I’m in the room with you sitting at the table enjoying a cup of that famous tea-Jason, no milk please. I take my tea black. Just when I think that the technical production of the podcast is absolutely great, you do something else to make it sound even better. Now, I’m not only listening to and appreciating what you both have have to say, but I’m also listening to and appreciating the technical details of the show too. Thanks. I can hardly wait for the next one- just a little pressure there.:)

    Comment by elona — May 17, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

  2. Outstanding Works ?
    Thank-u?:)? ….from japan

    Comment by daisyouri — May 24, 2007 @ 9:51 am

  3. Hi Guys!!

    My Name Is Andres Parra. I am SGI Australia and group leader in Coogee area in Sydney, Australia. I am Colombian and just recently became Austalian Citizen. Big mission ahead.

    I discovered your podcast show about two months ago while I was researching information about the gosho of the three treasures.
    I absolutely love it and I understand the effort and commitment needed.
    Please let me aknowledge some of the benefits you show has brought to me. When I listen to the show and share it with others I have found clarity,encouragement, hope,fun, wisdom, guidance and peace.
    Thank you.

    I’ve been listening to all 28 podcast released so far non stop at work, when Im doing my walks along the beach and cliffs, on my meetings, in the car and before sleep time.

    Very good work! Good Format!

    Love the variety including Gosho Study, Experiences, Guest, Selection of music and “Shout outs”! 🙂

    I have learned and grow thanks to you both.
    From my heart please receive my warmest and more powerful congratulations.

    I have forwarded you podcast to other friends and members including senior members here in Australia. It is my knowledge that your show has been refered from them to their friends inlcuding Japan, South America, Italy and other districts and areas here in Australia. Thank you, Thank you!!!

    Keep up the good work…transforming humanity and touching peoples heart everywhere in the world!! We will be triumphant no matter what. Lets there be no doubt!

    I would like if this is posible to request Karen please do one of her famous “shout outs!” for me.
    – Karen; could you please please pretty please , shout big powerful thanks on my behalf to some of the members in my area that had contributed in building a lifetime of undestructable happiness in my life.

    Eternatly grateful to you Mom, Dad, Family and all my friends in Mystic Law:

    *Ready for the long list?

    Safwan Zabalawi (Middle East)
    Sumiko Jones (Jap)
    Simon Clarke (UK SGI)
    Heidi Gledhill (VIP)
    Tommasinno Bambino (AU/It)
    Greg Jones (SGI AU Director)
    Choong Han (Mal)
    Luca Defrancesco (Italy SGI)
    Mary Seaman (UK)
    Lucy Poole (UK)
    Viola Bufano (Italy SGI)
    Sam (AU)
    Vanessa (AU)
    Anna (UK)
    Paul Blackman (AU)
    Cecilia and Melissa Yeomans (Chi/AU)
    Ben Anderson (AU)
    Nady (AU)

    To YOU listening right now, please know that I love you and that I have deep gratitude to you as YOUR LIFE have helped me transform my negative and fundamental darkness into a path of value creation that is helping me and others grow, expand and surround with light in this lifetime…

    …guess what; this is only the beginning.
    The journey is long…very long…the bumps in the road are just that…bumps.
    The journey is the whole picture and brings the scale and perspective needed to understand the power of happiness.

    Thanks and lets keep chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo No matter What!

    Jason And Karen and Family; thank you for opening this opportunity for Kosen Rufu!!!

    Your friend in Mystic Law,


    *appologies for the long list of names…you will touch their hearts.

    Comment by Andres Parra — May 27, 2007 @ 6:53 am

  4. Just what I needed to hear……..Thank you!!

    Comment by Aida — August 9, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

  5. Guys,

    I really don’t know how to thank you enough. I drive every day 1 hour to work and another hour back home, so listenning to your show is great! I can deepen my understanding of the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin, and try and pass it on to the others in my group or even better when I speak of this buddhism to new friends and people! The way you and Karen comment and pass on your understanding of the Gosho and President Ikeda’s lessons and lectures is so friendly and attractive. Great work for Kosen Rufu!!! And what to say about the production of The Buddha, Geoff and Me?!!?!? THANK YOU!!!!!!! As Elona put it…a little pressure please, can’t wait for the next shows! A big hugh and keep well and safe! Paul

    Comment by Paul Flint — August 10, 2007 @ 9:07 am

  6. Hi was just curious to understand, is this podcast approved by the SGI, given so much controversies , with respect to the true teachings etc.

    as the other day i came across some other sites and was given guidance that, only SGI endorsed sites carry the true teachings and the spirit of Daishonin’s teaching which we practice.

    appreciate your help

    thank you very much.

    Comment by ravishankar — October 9, 2007 @ 11:35 am

  7. Thank You So Much!!! Please, if you can, continue your Podcasts. I practice Nichiren Buddhism here in the US. I am searching for a way to better understand and study the goshos. I stumbled across your podcasts tonight and I hope this helps me make the goshos clearer to me. I am currently waiting for my Living Buddhism periodicals to assist me. But I want to study more and participate in more activities. If you can offer any guidance, it will be greatly appreciated and received with an open heart. I will continue to chant daimoku to bring more clarity. I appreciate what you do. And again thank you.

    Comment by Deniece — June 2, 2008 @ 4:42 am

  8. I am visiting Coogee for a short while. Can you please tell me when and where in Coogee you have your district meetings? I have been practicing Nichiren Buddhism for about 3 1/2 years now. My home is in Southern California, USA. thanks.

    Comment by randy Barnhart — December 9, 2008 @ 7:21 am

  9. Thank you for this and many of your other podcasts. I am a new member of SGI in Houston, TX. I have only been practicing a few weeks and haven’t seen any benefits yet. But after listening to this podcast and the one on prayer I have greater understanding as to what exactly I am doing when I chant. Being an Atheist, I had a real problem venerating a piece of paper that had unknown scribblings on it, but I have been willing to maintain an open mind. Now, when I chant, I know that I am really using a touch stone on a consistent basis acknowledging my boundless compassion, wisdom, determination and courage, and when others chant for me, the too are encouraging me to wake-up to my potential. This is not theistic, but grounded and Humanistic.

    Thank you for your insight, and propagating this brilliant approach to life.

    Comment by William — October 23, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

  10. Hi Jason,

    Long time no see. Hope you are well.

    Just thought I’d let you know we’re using this podcast for an initiative in Folkestone district – a buddhist boot camp! (Not my idea btw) morning and evening gonyo, 20 minutes daimoku and 20 minutes study for 100 days.

    The first gosho we’re studying is this one. So, we’re all listening, commenting and sharing our thoughts.

    Keep on keeping on!

    All the best


    Comment by john carnell — May 10, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

  11. Good morning my name is Adrianne Richards and I am a member living in Glendale, California with my husband and new born Madelaine James. We love your podcast and have been listening for years since we lived in Montreal- we are Canadian. When I was the SGI-USA Byakuren leader I re awakened my vow to Sensei, and have just finished my first solo album for kosen rufu. I graduated to the Womens’ Division last fall when I became pregnant and recorded the album while pregnant. I thought you’d enjoy some of the songs, particularly “Happy” where I talk about running with my mentor! I just registered on the pod safe music under Adrianne Richards.
    Thank you very much for your amazing show, and please send a shout out to the love of my life Daniel Lynn who loves your pod cast so my and to my little girl who is listening already at 6 and a half weeks old Madelaine James.

    Comment by Adrianne — June 14, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

  12. I’m so proud of you guys!!!
    Keep shining A!!

    Comment by Michael Challenger — June 18, 2012 @ 4:52 pm

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