A Buddhist Podcast – On Repaying Debts of Gratitude

July 19th, 2009

Welcome to another show, tonights show is a lecture on the writing of Nichiren Daishonin called On Repaying Debts of Gratitude. Some of the points include:

  • What is debt of gratitude anyway?
  • 28th April 1253, remember that speech?
  • A lifetime of struggle
  • Ssshhh! the Three Great Secret Laws
  • Without sparing our voice
  • Depth of teaching and depth of struggle
  • Drove this teaching to hell and back
  • How China get called China?
  • Putting people first
  • Three Virtues
  • Use each struggle as a means to become happier

Songs for this show come from Musicalley.com, part of Mevio the new name for Podshow! We play Rocket to the Moon by Jimmy Golding and Mine Again by Black Lab.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for listening, for encouraging and for supporting us in this adventure. Have a wonderful week.


  1. Congratulations on Project X!! Thank you for more Jimmy Golding–love him. Haven’t yet listened to podcast because when time is short I just jump to music and shoutouts. So gratifying to hear the names and places from all over the globe. Thanks on behalf of all listeners to your archivist and other helpers. Can’t wait for the opportunity to sit down over tea and indulge in the World of Absorption for an hour.

    Donna in Sacramento

    Comment by Donna — July 20, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

  2. Thank you Jason and Karen for your continuing production of a Buddhist Podcast. It has so much value in being together on the internet, learning about Nichiren’s life work.When I found the practice there were just about 1,000 members in the UK, a great magazine called UK Express and great leaders then as now. We had inspiring meetings and a wonderful centre in Richmond-upon-Thames to work from. We have come a long way from those days not just here in the UK but in many countries around the world. Thank you Sensei for leading us!

    I was so fortunate to meet President Ikeda in Trets in 1982. He said,”Thank you for the work I had done, the work I was doing, and the work I was going to do in the future!” I felt so humble him saying that to me, when that was the very thing I wanted to say to him! So I pass that on to you from him, thank you to you all who practice and work so hard for Kosen rufu.

    Peter de Groot

    Comment by Peter de Groot — August 7, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

  3. Speaking of gratitude! I can’t say enough about your inspirinig podcasts that I seem to tune into at just the right moment when I need to receive the message.
    This morning I woke up under an ‘avalanche’ of Why’s. These are the nagging questions -such as ‘Why me?’, ‘Why bother?’, ‘Why now?’- which were fully prepared to help sabotage my day. I chanted, listened to your wonderful podcast, and chanted once again until I could narrow them all the Why’s down to “Why not?”. I’m sure by the middle of the day “Why, of course!” will be the last standing survivor.
    I am so glad to have the tools available to change the course/energy flow of my day. And I thank you both for sharing your knowledge and being such a blessing in my life.

    Best regards and Mahalo Nui Loa,
    Deborah Carter

    Comment by Deborah Carter — August 8, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

  4. i just got to hear the august 8 podcast, and i cant see what i am typing through these tears of joy.

    surely more,much more, victory after victory, going forward.

    Comment by xcrab — August 9, 2009 @ 3:48 am

  5. I am listening through your podcasts, and am almost caught up. 🙂 I must say that I am glad that I found the podcast. It has helped me a lot in understanding things and in moving forward in my own path.

    I have a question that has probably already been covered before, but what is the name of the opening song? I have been trying to find it based on the lyrics, but no luck.

    I am currently listening through the August 8 podcast as well, and it is great so far also. 🙂

    Comment by Ken — January 2, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

  6. Hi Ken, thank you for taking the time to put a comment on the site. Karen and I commissioned the song on the intro from the very talented, Geoff Smith. The song is not available anywhere else, although I have told him how many people write and ask for a “single” version! I met Geoff at the Portable Media Expo in Ontario California a few years ago and we became instant friends and talked and talked! Really lovely guy. The song is what happened!

    Comment by jason — January 3, 2010 @ 9:57 am

  7. thank you very much for your podcasts. I live in midlands in Ireland and find your podcasts very helpful. Many thanks
    and a very happy christmas to you.

    Comment by Anne Rigney — December 14, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

  8. I can’t express, or rather articulate well enough, to express my gratitude to Jason and Karen Jarrett for creating abuddhistpodcast . I can only imagine how much work, time, effort, and dedication it takes you both to present a show for us to listen to . Thank you so much Jason and Karen Jarrett .

    Comment by Stella sgi-usa — November 25, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

  9. Jason & Karen – Thank you for this wonderful Podcast that you dedicate so much of your time creating. It really is a joy to listen to. You are both wonderful ambassadors of Buddhism!

    I live in the UAE – Listening to this gives me the much valued boost to start my day whilst I’m driving down Sheikh-Zayed Road in rush hour traffic. How appropriate it is then when you discuss in this episode the connectivity of us all and how thinking ourselves separate from others is cause for of our own suffering.

    I would like to ask what newsletter(s) do you extract the words of Sensai – I am preparing for a discussion meeting and I know this would also inspire the members.

    Thank you. Warm Regards, Dan

    Comment by Dan Rimes — September 27, 2015 @ 10:25 am

  10. Hello Jason
    Hello Karen

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    I live in India, in New Delhi. In India we are Bharat Soka Gakkai. I listen to your lectures while walking in the morning. Its my time… i feel the growth, happiness, appreciation and walking the path to Buddhahood!

    My friends in Mumbai, Anjali and Bimal Bhavanani downloaded these for me and i am eternally grateful to them.

    I truly appreciate these wonderful efforts!

    Warm regards


    Comment by Shilpi Bhatiani — November 4, 2015 @ 12:07 am

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