Clyde Okita, Magical Thinking Studioswww.ArtPal.com/clydeokita
"The Attaining Enlightenment at the Initial Stage of Faith"
Nichiren Daishonin 1200s Japan www.nstmyogyoji.org
An excellent master, an excellent believer, and the excellent Law - only when these three are united, can a practitioner have his prayers answered, and even disasters that may befall the land, can be driven away.
June 2008, by chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo when I first felt sick, I woke up from a DNR, despite 2 weeks in a coma.
March 2009, I survived a stroke and craniotomy that put me in a nursing home. I could not chant for 6 months, then resumed chanting 1 hour a day.
October 2010, I started going to Nichiren Shoshu Myogyoji Temple, every Sunday, where I got to do Morning Gongyo, for the first time in a year and a half.
March 2011, I started to chant 4 hours a day, then resumed Morning and Evening Gongyo, at the nursing home.
May 2011, I started teaching everyone I could, to chant for 5 minutes a day.
August 2012, I thanked the Dai-Gohonzon for saving my life, at Nichiren Shoshu Head Temple Taisekiji, Japan.
September 2014, physically disabled, I moved into my own apartment.
June 2016, emotionally, I became myself, again, one day.
April 2018, despite myself, I made art out of it.
April 25, 2018
This works because you do it. Despite the fact that you believe that it can't.