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Buddhism: Change Your Environment, Change Yourself

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Greed, anger and stupidity are considered to be the fundamental forms of the earthly desires of humans.

According to a writing called The Principles of Mahayana (Daijo gi sho), all earthly desires are contained in greed, anger and stupidity, and their capacity to harm people is like that of a poisonous snake or dragon. The text reveals that, for this reason, these three earthly desires have been called the three poisons. The toxicity of these poisons is extraordinary. It not only harms one person but also brings harm to those in one’s environment.*

Visit our Buddhist Temple

On Sunday, February 19th, our Chief Priest Rev Sakabe will lecture on Buddhism and Karma and discuss how we can change ourselves and our environment, our world, especially during these troubling times.

  • 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 from: “Leaving Anger Behind” p.16-17, Nichiren Shoshu Monthly, July, 2013