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Change Your Karma – Drop the Banner of Arrogance

If you seek to become a Buddha, you should lay down the banner of arrogance, cast away the stave of anger, and devote yourself solely to the one vehicle of the Lotus Sutra. Fame and honor are nothing more than decorations in this life. Arrogance and attachment to biased views are hindrances in attaining Buddhahood in your future existences. You should be ashamed of them. You should fear them.

written by Nichiren Daishonin in the 13th century

Visit Myosenji Temple

Sunday, April 2nd, our Chief Priest will give a brief lecture on Karma. He will explain how our earthly desires cause our sufferings and what we can do to change our Karma.  Rev Sakabe will also explain about the banner of arrogance we all must overcome to be happy.

  • Learn how to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo and properly use the Juzu Beads, Buddhist prayer beads.
  • Have a 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.