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The Great Teacher Tiantai stated in Words and Phrases of the Lotus Sutra:

When reality and wisdom are fused in harmony, this constitutes the Law of causality.

In other words, the fusion of reality and wisdom refers to the state of attaining Buddhahood in one’s present form, when the reality of all phenomena in the universe is fused in harmony with the wisdom of the practitioner. At that instant, the practitioner’s single moment of existence manifests the wisdom to perceive the Law of causality.*

Buddhism’s Ten Worlds Lecture

Our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe, will be lecturing on the meaning of the Buddhist concept of the Ten Worlds this Sunday, August 6th. Please join us to learn how you are impacted by the Ten Worlds and how you can use this understanding to live a happy life.

  • Learn how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and properly use the Juzu Beads, Buddhist prayer beads.
  • Q&A with our Chief Priest.
  • The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:15 pm. Open to the public.

If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after Sunday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.

 

*Excerpted: Basic Terminology of Nichiren Shoshu, Fusion of Objective Reality and Subjective Wisdom, p.56.

Therefore, we know that the prayers offered by a practitioner of the Lotus Sutra will be answered just as an echo answers a sound, as a shadow follows a form, as the reflection of the moon appears in clear water, as a mirror collects dewdrops, as a loadstone attracts iron, as amber attracts particles of dust, or as a clear mirror reflects the color of an object.

written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan

We all worry. Our worries cause us suffering. Uncovering and revealing the world of Buddhahood is the fundamental source for attacking the root cause of suffering in human life, and for resolving every possible form of distress. To learn what “Buddhahood” means and how we can achieve this life condition in our own life, in our current environment, you need to understand what the core beliefs are in Buddhism.

Buddhism’s Beliefs & Origins

Visit our Temple this Sunday, July 30th, for a brief video presentation and lecture  by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe.

  • Learn how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and properly use the Juzu Beads, Buddhist prayer beads.
  • Q&A with our Chief Priest.
  • The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:15 pm. Open to the public.

If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after Sunday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.

 

Excerpted: The Guide on the Difficult Road to Enlightenment.