If you have not watched the video on quantum physics http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JF61lhEeGng.
Watch it. Although I don’t necessarily agree with the whole video.The idea of the universe stretching relates to this quote by Nichiren. At the same time this quote mentions our tendency to measure life, and perceive life through these measures.
When you chant you are more in line with the universe. It means you are aware of these truths.
My faith is forever being reaffirmed, not only because of times when I feel crappy and the decide there is something bigger than me. Instead in my classes and through actual experience. The lotus sutra shows itself.I watched that video today and it made me feel good. You know your a Buddhist when you realize such facts proven by science that often inspire fear in most but instead give you feelings of comfort and happiness.
Not that the experience is the same for everyone or that sharing these feelings is what makes a good Buddhist.It’s more like you know your in line with the universe when… hahah :)