Nam is a Sanskrit word, obtained from “namas” which is taken to display worship. It’s the same source of the more familiar “namaste”, or “I bow to the divinity within you”.
Myoho – explains to “Wonderful Law”, “Mystic Law”, or the karmic law of cause and effect, which is considered by Buddhists to be the ultimate law of the universe.
Renge – explains to “lotus”. The lotus flower seeds and blooms at the same time, representing the simultaneity of cause and effect – once a person has made a goal, the result has already taken place (but might not manifest until later). The lotus flower also blooms in muddy waters, representing the potential for any person to attain enlightenment in the “mud” of human misery.
Kyo – translates to “sutra”, “teaching”, or “the voice of the Buddha”.
- Assists in the elimination of your worries, pain, and unpleasant thoughts.
- Allows you to modify your karma.
- Benefits you in gaining a large amount of fortune.
- Brings about inner transformation.
- Chanting this mantra leads to the purification of one’s six sense organs.
Regardless of any religion, this chant helps one’s inner peace and happiness. Many celebrities have started to include this chant in their meditation. Celebs who chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo everyday are Orlando Bloom, Ayushman Khurana, Hansika Motwani, Tisca Chopra.
The tradition is changing on among India’s well-off urban professionals, spreading by word of mouth as a way to reduce stress. Most of those choosing the practice are Hindu, but they say they see no conflict between their religious beliefs and the chanting. Some say it is peaceful, others refreshing.