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Author: Charles Atkins
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179924378
In 1987, Charles Atkins was struck with Hodgkin’s disease and underwent the ravages of chemo-and radiation therapy. Throughout his illness, he used his Buddhist training and the power of the mantra Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to carry him through the cancer treatments and allay his fear of death and doubts for recovery. During his stays in the hospital, he took every possible opportunity to comfort other cancer patients. His survival inspired him to share with to share with others the healing techniques he has learned.
Atkins introduces us to the Buddhist master Nichiren Daishonin (1222-1282) and the healing teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha as laid out in the Lotus sutra. Atkins explains how Nam-myoho-renge-kyo can be used to undo karma that has damaged our health. His example-along with that of many others struggling with diseases as diverse as fibromyalgia, diabetic ulcers, breast cancer, high blood pressure, and mental illness-provides a beacon of hope for those facing illness. Atkin’s book shows that with hope, faith, and prayer nothing is impossible.
Healing is part of every major spiritual tradition, and no tradition has carried healing to greater heights than Buddhisum. Regardless of your religious or spiritual path, this book will shed light on the role of meditation, imagery, and prayer in the healing process. In today’s increasingly technological medical world, we need this wisdom more than ever.
-Larry Dossey, MD,
Author of Reinventing Medicine and Healing Words
PART I: THE HEALING STRATEGY, 1
Faith, Prayer, and their Modern Proponents
Experiences of Challenging Illness
PART II: MY BATTLE
Into the Bardos and Back to Earth
ABOUT THE AUTHOR