Hi there, I am interested in and working for world peace and for environmental concerns. This site is about becoming active. As I am a graphic and fine artist, one of my ways of helping is to make statements visually, and so I’ve made and will continue to make designs for Ts and Mugs etc. which are available for sale, so that everyone interested in making a difference can make their concerns known – preferably in peaceful groups and marches. Check out other vendors too. The important thing is that now is time to become a majority–numbers count. We are not going to be able to save many of the animals, plants, insects, and ecosystems threatened, and we won’t be able to bring back what’s already extinct. One may think, this is too depressing. Yes, much is sad, however, there is so much to be positive and excited about. We can help, many wonderful and astounding stories of people making a difference exist, and I will include links to some of these. We must stop adding to the problem–reducing atmospheric carbon emissions, putting carbon back where it belongs, in the dirt. No more fracking. Preserve national parks. Return lands to their original state. Help clean up rivers. Remove lawns and grow meadows. And though extremely controversial, for those planning on having kids, limit the size of your family to no more than three: seeking to achieve zero population growth. Help make strong the movement toward 100% Green. There are many opportunities, and I believe this is where our economic future lies. Make this century be called The Environment Revolution. It’s time. There will be (actually already are) many changes that we must address and need to prepare for. Let’s embrace the changes and learn to work with it. This is going to be a very challenging time, and we are up for it. Look what we’ve been able to accomplish in the past. Imagine what we can do for and in our future. So despite a fair amount of pain associated with this site as well as with the changes in our lifestyle, it is for the good. Walk into a department store and ask, where does all the surplus go? For some it this site will be a wake up call. Please join me and thank you. World Peace? Absolutely. Earth and World Peace go together Learning to treat all people with dignity and respect will not only bring World Peace, is no different than learning to treat our earth with dignity and respect. This is not a site of sound bites as one may have already guessed. For millennials, I welcome you to express you thoughts beyond 140 characters. Your lives depend on this. It depends on stepping outside of yourself and working hard. Working for the good and watching it manifest, with the help of hundreds of others, make life worthwhile (worth while). Lastly, I am a Nichiren Buddhist, and, hence, my job is earth and world peace, I share a little about this beautiful practice, and I share a little about my fine art sort of career. These including the section on environmental issues are categorized and found in the right-hand column. With respect.
Category: Work for World Peace
Discussion and designs regarding a call to action for world peace.
The Mystic Law of Cause and Effect, as predicted by Shakyamuni Buddha, was introduced to the people of Japan by the Buddha of the Latter Day, Nichiren Daishonin. Nichiren’s means Sun Lotus, and it is in part the reason for why the Sun is in this illustration. The sun also eludes to Shakyamuni’s prediction that the introduction of the Lotus Sutra would be to the East of India in the Latter Day of the Law, and so it was in 1253.
Shakyamuni Buddha himself said that The Lotus Sutra was and is the Essential Buddhist teaching, and all Sutra’s before this are inferior. He knew that the introducing the Lotus in his day would be premature. The people could begin to understand and accept the inclusion and possibility of enlightenment in their lifetimes of all people regardless of color, social statis, sex, and age.
Our goal is the same as Shakyamuni Buddha, to end suffering, bringing authentic happiness to all resulting in World Peace. Myoho Renge Kyo is the title of the Lotus Sutra and contain the entirety of the Sutra in these words, thus chanting Nam myoho renge kyo opens the Buddha nature in all. Nam means devotion. I am devoted to the Mystic Law of Cause and Effect. The beauty of our practice is that we are all equal, we are all the same. When we become enlightened, we are still an ordinary persons living ordinary lives, despite having the ability to see The True Aspect of Life and All Phenomena.
The Treasure Tower represents the opening of the Mystic Law within each and everyone once they begin chanting Nam myoho renge kyo, as this is what accesses your Buddha Nature. The first time Shakyamuni Buddha introduced the Lotus Sutra, is portrayed metophorically as the Ceremony in the Air. The Treasure Tower is the unlimited gifts available to all on their paths to enlightenment. Nam myoho renge kyo means The Ultimate Truth of the Universe that Permeates all Phenomena.
I’m a Nichiren Buddhist. Nichiren Buddhism follows precisely what Shakyamuni Buddha said was the correct Buddhist teaching, as written in his final work, The Lotus Sutra. Contained in this writing were two important sections, the Theoretical Teaching which explains The Mystic Law of Cause and Effect, and the Essential Teaching.
In the later, two important revolutionary inclusions appeared. He wrote that all people can be enlighten in their lifetime, and all means all: men, women, poor, rich, all races and ethnicities–not a problem, and even evil doers. All can be enlightened and enlightened in ones lifetime. Never before was their an all inclusive philosophy such as this. This was 2500 years ago.
Shakyamuni Buddha knew that this teaching was premature at the time of its creation; it wouldn’t be understood. He said that not “Latter Day of the Law” could The Lotus Sutra be taught and understood.
Nichiren Daishonmin proved to be the Buddha of the Latter day, and introduced the world to the Teachings of the Lotus Sutra. He created the practice that we still do today. It is accessible for all — in short — chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. Nichiren’s name means Sun Lotus, and this illustration is my homage to him.
Below depicts our mission: to help people become authentically happy, ending their suffering, to be compassionate, to treat all with dignity and respect. We are all the same, and we are all equal–everyone has Buddha Nature.
A word regarding the Lotus Flower (Renge). This beautiful flower symbolizes cause and effect because it seeds and blossoms at the same time. It also speaks to our journey. The Lotus Flower can only grow in muddy ponds, and yet when reaching for the sun, it breaks through the surface of the pond and blooms – a pristine magnificent flower appears. No matter how messy our lives are, a beautiful pristine flower lies within is all