There are several ways to approach the meaning of the mantra Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. You would be able to translate Sanskrit flatly literal (‘Devotion to the mystic law of the Lotus Sutra “), or word for word to dissect the meaning or significance describe that represents the mantra. Myoho-Renge-Kyo (without Nam) is also the title of the most important Buddhist scripture, in Japanese. The Lotus Sutra.
There are so many ways to dissect Mantra. Let’s first look at what the mantra represents. Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo is the expression of the highest truth of life, life as it really is. What this “ultimate truth” exactly is, is difficult to describe in words. Containing this truth requires Buddhist study and knowledge of the Lotus Sutra. Further later explanation of the highest truth.
The word NAM comes from the Sanskrit Namah and stands for commitment or devotion. It is a common term in Buddhist traditions and has many variations with the same meaning. In Chinese Buddhism is often pronounced Namo while in Japan Namu or Nam preferred. The perfect relationship between a person’s life and the eternal truth. The word ‘religion’, which comes from Latin, originally ‘highly bound to something” and this is also contained in the word Nam.
The meaning of Nam is twofold. One meaning is to dedicate your life or one with the eternal truth of life. The other is unlimited energy from this source, and positive action to alleviate the suffering. Others These are two tough statements, which can be understood only when one experiences this.
What is the ‘highest truth’ that you can identify with your own life? That is Myoho-Renge-Kyo, the title of the Lotus Sutra in Japanese translated. “Myoho literally means the Mystic Law. “Myo” (mysticism) means ‘do not understand’ and ‘ho’ means ‘Law’. ‘Myoho’ is the law that underlies the part of life that is beyond comprehension. This is only an interpretation of Myoho. In another Myo indicates the constant truth and Ho to all phenomena are triggered by Myo.
Renge means lotus flower. The Buddhism use the lotus to explain the profound law of cause and effect (karma) from the same time as the lotus flowers and seeds. Therefore, the lotus is the symbol of the simultaneity of cause and effect. Simultaneity of cause and effect means that our future is determined. Due to causes in the present Therefore, the law of cause and effect also the principle of personal responsibility for your own life. Because we are independent in the deepest of our lives from the karma that we have acquired through our past actions we can create happiness everywhere, what karma is. This is also suggested by another feature of the lotus. Her pure flowers come from a muddy puddle and yet they are not tainted by the mud. In other words, the very essence of our life remains uncontaminated, despite the bad causes that we might have made. Therefore ‘Renge’ to make the most fundamental nature of reality to reveal of life.
Finally Kyo indicates the sutras, or the teachings of Buddha. In a broader sense, the activities of all living beings and all phenomena in the universe. Due from inside to draw upon the mystical law anyone this universal harmony experienced in his or her life. Kyo is also interpreted as sound, namely the increasingly harmonious “vibes” that we feel resound in our lives as a result of the Buddhist practice. The Chinese character for ‘Kyo’ means the warp of cloth, symbolizing the continuity of life, through past, present and future around.
As you can see there are different meanings to the mantra Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo and explain. The words in many ways It is not that one explanation is more true than the other, or one way better than the other way. Therefore it is important that you experience the significance of these words through meditation and study.