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Instant Karma & Buddhism’s View of Time

Like the cherry, plum,peach, and damson, we are all physically different and vary in age. Our individual personalities are also different. However, by chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo we can directly attain enlightenment in our present, individual forms.

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

Buddhism teaches that all life forms are born into different circumstances based on their individual causes (karma) from past lives. Accordingly, people are born different because the karma they possess is different.*

Lecture on Karma and Your Happiness

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, June 4th, for a brief lecture on Karma by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe. You will also learn why it is important to understand how Buddhism views time in order to understand your Karma.

  • 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: Nichiren Shoshu Monthly Magazine, “The Cherry, Plum, Peach and Damson (Obai tori),” p.21-22