Daimoku

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Daimoku

(ˈdaɪməʊkuː) or

daimoku

n
(Buddhism)
a. (in Nichiren Buddhism) the words nam myoho renge kyo ('devotion to the Lotus Sutra') chanted to the Gohonzon
b. the act of chanting these words
[from Japanese, literally: title]
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Orlando will chant the holy Japanese mantra nam-myoho-renge-kyo to the scroll twice a day.
The meeting began with everyone chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo and then reciting a portion of the Lotus Sutra (the oral teachings of the Buddha).
Atkins credits his equanimity to 13 years of practicing a form of Buddhism established by a thirteenth-century monk named Nichiren Daishonin, who taught that the essence of the Lotus Sutra was contained in the phrase Nam-myoho-renge-kyo ("Devotion to the mystical law of cause and effect.