When Japanese people become exasperated because things are not progressing the way they would like them to, they often use a phrase which translates literally as, “I am boiling in my karma,” in order to express their irritation. Although the Japanese incorporate the word “karma” into many phrases used in everyday language, such as, “the fires of karma” and “karmic illness,” these phrases do not always correctly convey the original meaning of the word “karma.”
To practice Buddhism correctly, to live like a Buddhist, it is important that we correctly understand the concept of Karma. Although we all face various restrictions in our present lives due to karma from past existences, Buddhism explains that we can determine our future fortune by our own volition.
Lecture: Buddhism & Karma
Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, March 6th, at 2:00 pm for a lecture on Karma and Buddhism from our Chief Priest. Rev Murata will explain why you need to have a proper understanding of the concept of Karma and answer you questions.
- Lecture on Buddhism & 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 the meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Murata will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.
Excerpted: Concerning Karma, Lecture on Basic Study Materials.