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Buddhism: Being Unable To Obtain What We Desire

Buddhist Temple March 20

Buddhism teaches that all people experience the four and eight kinds of suffering (shiku hakku) in life. Being unable to obtain what we desire is one of those sufferings.

Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha, saw that everything in this world is suffering, non-substantial, impermanent and without self. He made it clear, in his teachings, that the fundamental resolution to various sufferings must be based on the Law of Cause and Effect, which carries through the three existences of past, present and future. In short, present fortune is dependent on the causes made through our past actions, and future fortune will depend on the causes of our present actions.

If you are interested in learning more, come to one of our Introduction meetings or if you are a New Buddhist (received Acceptance of the Precept ceremony) come to our bi-monthly new Buddhists Meetings with our Chief Priest, Rev Murata.

Lecture on The Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds

One of the most important Buddhist concepts you need to understand is the Ten Worlds. Visit Myosenji Temple on Sunday, March 20th, at 2:00 pm to learn how to be a Buddhist in thought, word and deed. Chief Priest, Rev Murata will lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds and answer your questions.

  • 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: Nichiren Shoshu Monthly, “Why is Faith Necessary?” March, 2016 and Nichiren Shoshu Monthly, Shakyamuni’s Objective, Lectures on Basic Study Materials (1) from Dai-Byakuho, issue no. 356, 1995.