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The Buddha Way: Feeling Peaceful or Being Conscious?

All living beings and their environments in any of the ten worlds are, without exception, the manifestations of Myoho-Renge-Kyo

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

Most people believe feelings of joy and peace are the purpose of our lives. Buddhism teaches otherwise with the concept of the Ten Worlds.

T’ien-t’ai (in the Great Concentration and Insight called Maka shikan) categorized the life conditions that could be manifested in a single moment of life into ten states. We call them the Ten Worlds. They are Hell, Hunger, Animality, Anger, Humanity, Rapture, Learning, Realization, Bodhisattva, and Buddhahood. Each of these worlds, from Hell to Buddhahood, is endowed with all the others. This is called the mutual possession of the Ten Worlds.

Sunday, September 30th at 2:00 pm

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday for a lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds by our Chief Priest and learn how becoming more conscious of the worlds you live in and what you need to do to achieve the highest level of happiness, Buddhahood.

  • 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.
  • 310 University Blvd West, Silver Spring, MD 20901 (entrance on Burnett Ave)

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 Doctrine of Ichinen Sanzen