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Buddhism: Nam-myoho-renge-kyo  
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Buddhism: Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo
This time, we listen to the trance-like mantra which defines Soka Gakkai Buddhism, nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Its repeated invocation is often hypnotic, but as our guest says, "there's nothing magical about it." As the founder, Nichiren, has said, the very soul of their tradition is "nothing other than Nam-myoho-renge-kyo."

Photo: A 14-15th century depiction of Nichiren Daishonin, the founder of Nichiren Buddhism. 

William Aiken, Director of Public Affairs at Soka Gakkai International - USA