A Buddhist Podcast – Bodhisattvas of the Earth

August 15th, 2008

Tonight we are looking at another passage from Nichiren Daishonin’s letter to Sairen-bo, The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life. The theme of tonights lecture is the Bodhisattvas of the Earth and it includes the following headings!

What is Buddhism about?
Bodhisattva Superior Practices
Belief is not enough
The Mystic Law is life itself
What does Nam-myoho-renge-kyo mean?
Our lives are the candles of life
Flushing with the Mystic Law
Blowing away negativity
Nurturing life
Tapping our toes to the tune of the Mystic Law
Awakening others to the greatness within their lives

We have a wonderful experience from Jonathan Steele and shoutouts that stretch across the world!

Tonights music comes from the Podsafe Music Network. We play a great relaxing kick back tune from Slackstring called Sun Again Will Shine. Also tonight we have a really great tune from singer songwriter Amy Regan, what an amazing voice, she sings Everybody Needs Somewhere To Go.

Thank you for listening and for the wonderful comments and kind emails.  A very special thank you to Peter Waring, Alan McIntyre, the Youth Division and Members of the amazing 3 Castles Chapter in the East Midlands, UK who invited me to give this lecture earlier this month. Their hospitality and kindness is deeply appreciated. Have a wonderful week!


  1. Yay!

    Just downloaded and started to listen. Thank you Jarretts!

    Btw. Yesterday on the way home from the in-laws, we were listening to your Introduction to the Lotus Sutra podcast and at the end when you were explaining why we chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo, my 2year old son suddenly began chanting along! Consider yourself an inspiration to all ages!

    Again, thank you!


    Comment by seedoubleyou — August 15, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

  2. sitting in my bed… bout to listen to u guys…
    thanks for the podcast… im sure its gonna inspire me to get out of bed and get in front of the gohonzon.

    hope all is good in the queen’s country. cheers

    Comment by William Wey — August 16, 2008 @ 7:51 pm

  3. another jewel of a show – thank you as always ;o)

    cheers for the shoutout

    J xxx

    Comment by Jess — August 18, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

  4. Having just given birth and missing lots of meetings, was wonderful to hear the study lecture (That was held in my HQ) thanks for the lovely comments about the youth division, I know they are great but I would say so 🙂
    Thank you so much 🙂

    Comment by Hannah Boylan (was Chivers) — August 21, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

  5. Another great show. I really enjoy these podcasts and reccomentd them to every memeber I meet/ contact with.
    Thank you very much for the shout out to Khon Kaen!! And to Ashley in Bangkok.
    Looking forward to the next podcast already!!!

    Comment by Alan Groves — August 22, 2008 @ 4:59 am

  6. Thank you Jarrets it is amazing what you are doing. The people who cannot get to meetings have a meeting because of you. Thank you so much for your words and commitment.

    Comment by Sarah — August 27, 2008 @ 11:21 pm

  7. […] I decided to teach Amy the Daimoku today and it is wonderful to chant together with her. At bedtime, I asked her if we could do it again and she wanted to chant then read a book. We repeat the Daimoku 3 times. What does Nam-myoho-renge-kyo mean? Nam-myoho-renge-kyo is the Buddhist prayer that means I dedicate my life to bringing out the very best in myself and in all people. [Source, Jason Jarrett of A Buddhist Podcast, A Buddhist Podcast – Bodhisattvas of the Earth, 24:17-2…] […]

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  8. Well done! I particularly enjoyed the answer to “What does Nam-myoho-renge-kyo mean?” I’ve place a sticky note on my monitor with “I dedicate my life to bringing out the very best in myself and in all people” as a constant reminder. It should be embroidered on a shirt! That statement sums up very well what I have tried to do most of my life but not always succeeded. For that matter, I probably have daily episodes where I can reflect and say “that really wasn’t my very best” with the occasional showing of “the worse of me.”

    Thank you for the shoutout!

    Comment by Doug McCaughan — August 30, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

  9. Hi!!! My name is Ana Ines, I was born in Argentina, now Im living in Spain. I´ve been practicing this fantastic budism since I was 15, my parents and my elder brother parctice too. I recieved my own Gohonzon while I was in Norway, last winter. Since I`ve arrived to Eurpore a year ago, I had to make my practice stronger, because I have to be stronger, and I am getting stronger day by day; Im growing limitless, and I feel I can face every difficult that might present.
    Tina Davis, from Norway, told me about this website, and since then, I download all the programs and I lisent to them every night. I like the program not only because I can deephened my understanding of the budism but also because once I start hearing the program I feel like Im in a warm place, like being with family. You inspaire me and encourged me every day to develop myself as a capable people, and also to deephend my master-disciple relationship. Congratulation for the program, thanks so much!
    PD: I apologise for my bad writen english full of grammar and spelling mistakes.

    Comment by Ana Ines — September 3, 2008 @ 10:49 am

  10. Hi Jason and Karen,

    Thank you so VERY much for what you are doing for members and people throughout the world. I know how hard it must be at times to keep it up and I am chanting to support you with this as it is so important. I have sent your podcast link to many members and friends already and will continue to do so. I have practiced for over 20 years in Canada and because of an insane schedule with raising two wonderful boys, working full time as an environmental risk assessor for the government, which includes a 4 hour commute each day, I find it so difficult to get to meetings, especially since I live in the country, renovating an old house that tries hard to provide us with the basic necessities. Lately I have found it more difficult than ever not to doubt myself and my efforts – always thinking ‘I must be doing something wrong’. Then I discovered your podcast in July and I listen to it as much as possible, usually in the background while working/cleaning. Your sincere and totally upfront discussion of your experiences (especially the taxman), and the way you connect it with the Gosho and President Ikeda’s guidance, have helped me to put everything back into perspective. In particular, you continually remind me of what this practice is really all about – changing the course of humanity so that ALL people can become truly happy, and respected and cared for. This is something I have wanted to work for ever since I was a kid, but when we get caught up with everything its so hard to keep that in sight. Again…thank you!!

    P.S. Since I heard your daimoku determination of 2 hours/day Jason, I have done the same and I’m able to stick to it. I’m tired, but its so obvious how it supports my children, my work and my life.


    Comment by Cindy Woodland — September 7, 2008 @ 3:11 am

  11. Hi there, Just to say that I’ve really been enjoying your podcasts, which I discovered on my recent trip to The Algarve. I’m starting at the very beginning 2006, so a lot of catching up to do…Many many thanks, both of you have such lovely, mellow voices…Dan.

    Comment by Dan Brennan — April 13, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

  12. […] Question 1: So what is Buddhism about? I like Jason Jarrett’s words: Buddhism is about revitalizing humanity, and transforming the world we live in from one dominated by greed, anger, and stupidity into one of peace and happiness. [Source, Jason Jarrett of A Buddhist Podcast, A Buddhist Podcast – Bodhisattvas of the Earth, 2:46-2:…] […]

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