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"No affairs of life or work are in any way different from the ultimate reality."

A Visit with Pam and Mike December 2008
"No affairs of life or work are in any way different from the ultimate reality."
New Mukabaki English Classes Offered
Tsuno Things by Howard Ahner
Tsuno Things by Howard Ahner II
Tsuno-is-Substantial-by-Howard-Ahner-Tel-0982-34-5666-Nobeoka English Teacher
First Emperor Departed From Here to Kyoto a Long Time Ago, they say, anyway.
Bambi Nobeoka
Funniest Home Videos
Nishishina Tennis in Nobeoka March 2, 2008 by Howard Ahner
Nobeoka Fishing by Howard Ahner
Nobeoka Sunrise, Japan by Howard Ahner
English Teacher in Nobeoka: Tel-0982-34-5666
Mejiro (White Eyed Birds) in Tsurugaoka, Nobeoka, Miyazaki. Filmed by Howard Ahner Feb 20, 2008
Nagahama Clubhouse, Noboeka - Burned Down - February 2008 by Howard Ahner
Route Ten, Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan by Howard Ahner
Mejiro in Tsurugaoka, Nobeoka by Howard Ahner
The Faces of Howard Ahner in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan - February, 2008
Totoro, Kitaura, Nobeoka (Bus Stop?) by Howard Ahner
Teaching English in Japan Using Pictures by Howard Ahner (Free)
Hikari Jidoukan, February, 2008 by Howard Ahner
A Tunnel in Kitaura, Nobeoka by Howard Ahner
Kitaura, Nobeoka Smoke by Howard Ahner
A New Road in Kitaura, Nobeoka! by Howard Ahner
Whitey Ahner Likes to Hug by Howard Ahner
Teaching in Tsurugaoka, Nobeoka Using Pictures and Video by Howard Ahner
Hikari Kitaura Drive, Nobeoka by Howard Ahner
It's the "Dry" season in Kitaura, Nobeoka during February by Howard Ahner
Fun Things To Do - Nobeoka by Howard Ahner
How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood Through the Lotus Sutra
Jozo and Jogen
King Rinda
Lessening the Karmic Retribution
Letter from Echi
Letter from Sado
Letter of Petition from Yorimoto
Some of my favorites by Howard Ahner
Some of my favorites 2 by Howard Ahner
Some of my favorites 3 by Howard Ahner

Reply to a Believer


I have just received your letter. Considering how disasters have struck one after another in the wake of Nichiren’s exile, would they dare attempt to harass us any further? I feel they will do no more, but people on the brink of ruin are capable of anything. Should some persecution be about to occur, there will certainly be signs. Even if I were to be exiled again, it would bring ten billion times greater good fortune than if my teachings were to be accepted. The next exile would be my third. Should it happen, the Lotus Sutra could never accuse me of being a fainthearted votary. I might well become heir to the blessings of Shakyamuni, Taho and all the other Buddhas of the ten directions, as well as those of the countless Bodhisattvas of the Earth. How wonderful if that were to come about!


I will follow in the path of Sessen Doji and live as did Bodhisattva Fukyo. In comparison to such a life, how wretched and meaningless it would be to fall victim to an epidemic or simply die of old age! I would far rather suffer persecution from this country’s ruler for the sake of the Lotus Sutra and thereby free myself from the sufferings of birth and death. Then I could test the vows that the Sun Goddess, Hachiman, the gods of the sun and the moon, Taishaku and Bonten made in the presence of the Buddha. Above all, I will urge them to protect every one of you.


If you continue living as you are now, there can be no doubt that you are practicing the Lotus Sutra twenty-four hours each day. Regard your service to your lord as the practice of the Lotus Sutra. [The Hokke Gengi makes precisely this point when it says:] "No affairs of life or work are in any way different from the ultimate reality."


I fully understand what you have said in your letter.


With my deep respect,



The eleventh day of the fourth month.

The True Entity of Life
The One Essential Phrase
The Essence of the Juryo Chapter
The True Object of Worship
The Selection of the Time
The Problem to Be Pondered Night and Day
Reply to the Mother of Lord Ueno
The Bodies and Minds of Ordinary Beings
Teaching, Practice, and Proof
On Omens
On Persecutions Befalling the Buddha
The Votary of the Lotus Sutra Will Meet Persecution
Thus I Heard
The Izu Exile
The Origin of the Urabon
The Royal Palace
The Meaning of Faith
The Third Day of the New Year
Reply to the Followers
The Causal Law of Life
The Swords of Good and Evil
The Teaching for the Latter Day
The Unmatched Fortune of the Law
Easy Delivery of a Fortune Child
Letter to Konichi-bo
Letter to Misawa
An Outline of the Zokurui and Other Chapters
Consecrating an Image of Shakyamuni Buddha Made by Shijo Kingo
Curing Karmic Disease
Admonitions Against Slander
Bestowal of the Mandala of the Mystic Law
The Receipt of New Fiefs
The Unity of Husband and Wife
Letter to Ko-no-ama Gozen
Winter Always Turns to Spring
On Filial and Unfilial Conduct
A Father Takes Faith
A Warning against Begrudging One's Fief
The Mongol Envoys
Reply to Tokimitsu
Reply to Myoho Bikuni Gozen
Beneficial Medicine for All Ills
A Sage Perceives the Three Existences of Life
The Proof of the Lotus Sutra
Letter to Jakunichi-bo
Aspiration for the Buddha Land
Reply to Lord Shijo Kingo
The Universal Salty Taste
Good Fortune in This Life
The Wealthy Man Sudatta
Letter to Gijo-bo
New Year's Gosho
Persecution at Tatsunokuchi
Easy Delivery of a Fortune Child
Reply to Lord Matsuno's Wife
The Birth of Tsukimaro
Banishment to Sado
Great Evil and Great Good
Happiness In This World
Letter from Echi
Letter to Endo Saemon-no-jo
Letter to Priest Nichiro in Prison
On Flowers and Seeds
On Itai Doshin
Postscript to the Rissho Ankoku Ron
Reply to a Believer
Reply to Ko Nyudo
Reply to Lady Onichi-nyo
Reply to Lord Matsuno
Rissho Ankoku Ron
The Difficulty of Sustaining Faith
The Offering of a Summer Robe
The Property of Rice
The Wonderful Means of Surmounting Obstacles
Unseen Virtue and Visible Reward
Upholding Faith in the Gohonzon
The Drum at the Gate of Thunder


A Comparison of the Lotus Sutra and Other Sutras
A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering
Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment
Clear Sake Gosho
Letter to Niike
Letter to Domyo Zemmon
Letter to Akimoto
Letter from Sado
Reply to Nichigon-ama
Roots of Good Fortune
Reply to Jibu-bo
No Safety in the Threefold World - Nichiren Daishounin
Letter to Horen - Nichiren Daishounin
King Rinda - Nichiren Daishounin
Jozo and Jogen - Nichiren Daishounin
Bodhisattva Hachiman - Nichiren Daishounin
On Prayer - Nichiren Daishounin
The Opening of the Eyes Part I
The Opening of the Eyes Part II
Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man
Conversation between a Sage and an Unenlightened Man Part II
Establishment of the Legitimate Teaching for the Protection of the Country
How Those Initially Aspiring to the Way Can Attain Buddhahood Through the Lotus Sutra
The Learned Doctor Shan-wu-wei
The Entity of the Mystic Law
The Pure and Far-reaching Voice
Reply to Takahashi Nyudo
The Teaching, Capacity, Time, and Country
The Doctrine of Attaining Buddhahood in One's Present Form
Encouragement to a Sick Person
The Essence of the Yakuo Chapter
The Daimoku of the Lotus Sutra
The Supreme Leader of the World
The Treasure of a Filial Child
The Supremacy of the Law
Reply to Nii-ama
The Workings of Bonten and Taishaku
The Story of Ohashi no Taro
The Teaching in Accordance with the Buddha's Own Mind
The Treatment of Illness and the Points of Difference between Mahayana and Hinayana and Provisional
Repaying Debts of Gratitude
On Practicing the Buddha's Teachings
On the Urabon
Letter to the Priests of Seicho-ji
Letter to Nichimyo Shonin
Letter to Shomitsu-bo
Questions and Answers on Embracing the Lotus Sutra
Reply to Sairen-bo
Rationale for Submitting the Rissho Ankoku Ron
Persecution by Sword and Staff
Rebuking Slander of the Law and Eradicating Sins
Recitation of the Hoben and Juryo Chapters
Reply to Lord Hakiri Saburo
Reply to Yasaburo
Letter to Ichinosawa Nyudo
Letter to Myomitsu Shonin
Reply to Hoshina Goro Taro
Wu-lung and I-lung
White Horses and White Swans
The Sutra of True Requital
The Kalpa of Decrease
The Farther the Source, the Longer the Stream
The Third Doctrine
The One-eyed Turtle and the Floating Sandalwood Log
Letter to Nakaoki Nyudo
General Stone Tiger
The Heritage of the Ultimate Law of Life
Lessening the Karmic Retribution
Letter to the Brothers
Hell is the Land of Tranquil Delight
On Prolonging Life
On the Buddha's Behavior
On the Buddha's Prophecy
On the Treasure Tower
Propagation by the Wise
The Embankments of Faith
The Dragon Gate
Strategy of the Lotus Sutra
Reply to Kyo-o
The Person and the Law
The One Essential Phrase
The Gift of Rice
The Real Aspect of the Gohonzon
Letter of Petition from Yorimoto
Introduction and Preface to the Ongi Kuden: Namu Myoho Renge Kyo [Devotion to the Lotus Sutra]
Muryogi Sutra [Sutra of Innumerable Meanings]
Chapter 3: Simile and Parable [Hiyu]
Chapter 4: Faith and Understanding [Shinge]
Chapter 6: Prediction [Juki]
Chapter 7: Phantom City [Kejoyu]
Chapter 8: Prophecy of Enlightenment for Five Hundred Disciples [Gohyaku Deshi Juki]

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Bambi Nobeoka
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Tsuno Things
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Fun Things
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"Dry" season in Kitaura, Nobeoka
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Kitaura Drive
Kitaura Drive

Teaching English
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Whitey Hugs
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New Road
New Road

Kitaura, Nobeoka Smoke
Kitaura Smoke

Tunnel in Kitaura
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Hikari Jidoukan
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Teaching English
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Totoro Bus Stop
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Route Ten
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White Eyed
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