Last Updated on September 16, 2022
How long should I chant the daimoku? Long or fast? Which length is better for my target? These are the common questions that beginners often ask, so let’s get to work! Here are some tips to make your chanting more effective:
- Fast Daimoku vs. Long Daimoku
While many people use Daimoku to meditate for relaxation, others have a goal to reach a certain number of chants each day. One common goal is to chant one million daimoku every day. Chanting one million daimoku each day can take up to a year, depending on the length of time. Daimoku chanting can be tracked using daimoku charts or juzu beads. One trip around the beads can be equivalent to chanting a thousand daimoku.
- Balance between being in charge and letting go
A common question when chanting daimoku is: “How do I stay in control when I’m letting go?” Whether it’s a sense of being in charge or the ability to let go, both are vitally important for achieving the optimum effect. As with any practice, you must be comfortable with the concept before trying it. Practicing daimoku for your own benefit can be very difficult, but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages.
- Length of chant
The SGI recommends chanting daimoku as part of gongyo, the morning and evening recitation of key chapters of the Lotus Sutra. While it’s good to chant whenever you can, most people choose to chant in front of the Gohonzon for a specified amount of time every day. Here are some tips on chanting daimoku to achieve your goals.
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