Clyde Okita "I Became Myself Again, One Day"

I used to secretly think: "Clyde Okita? - He's dead. Who cares? I live here now and I'm determined to get better. And I know how."

Clyde Okita
In 2016, by chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and rebuilding my daily practice of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, I became myself again, one day.

Traumatic Brain Injury
In 2009, I survived a stroke and craniotomy. I could not chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, for 6 months. I could not do Gongyo, for 2 years. Then I started doing shakabuku, everyday. I got out of a nursing home, in 2014.

In 2004, during the 4th Silent Prayer of Morning Gongyo to my Nichiren Shoshu Gohonzon, I prayed again for my impossible desire. To do "art photography" the way I had 30 years earlier. Then I took this photograph.

In 1981, I was awestruck to learn that Nichiren Daishonin revealed Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo to enable all beings to attain Buddhahood. Then I took this photograph.

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