Acting is mystical, a big high
By Nandine Kreisberger
French traveller and conumnist
Then, five years ago, I embraced the $oka Gakkai Buddhist practice. l came to it out of sheer curiosity, but when I did, I felt I had arrived. Many people think of it as very rigid. And in the beginning, I had a resistance to the routine it entails. But today, it is precisely that discipline which I find very attractive. It is extremely easy to think of oneself as spiritual yet not implement anything concrete, whereas the Soka Gakkai makes it very real. So today, spirituality is first about living outside of myself - I'm not disconnected from the whole; how I think and act definitely impacts it. So, to feel good, I have to do good. And what is good? To create happiness in and around me.
Spirituality is about polishing this mirror within myself: what happens inside and outside are a reflection of each other. And since I am an ordinary human being, with delusions and illusions, I must constantly work on it, consciously and actively. It is like having an eleventh finger constantly tapping. For instance, when picking up a phone call or talking to my cook, I try to be fully aware of my intonation, its impact on the person I'm interacting with etc. Chanting is one of the essential ways of connecting in the Soka Gakkai practice, and I find it elevating and empoweting.lt makes you enter a realm of fearlessness and prevents mundane aspects of life from affecting you,
mentioned living "outside of yourself'. What do you mean by that?
about the idea of God?
about the idea of destiny, or life being preordained?
do you deal with major challenges?
are a fighter?
did theatre come into your life?
you feel, like artists often do, that you're a conduit for something beyond
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