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Buddhism: Hate Is Not In Our Best Interest

Disparaging others is not in our best interest. Hate for others creates negative karma for you. Talking badly of others, ridiculing others are behaviors we can easily engage in when we circle around the lower six worlds of hell, hunger, animality, anger, humanity, and rapture.

It’s easy to be jealous, to be angry, to feel superior, to bear grudges, to manipulate, to be arrogant, to be arbitrary, to be self-satisfied. However, Buddhism teaches all living beings have a Buddha nature that can manifest enlightenment. It’s in our best interest to take feelings of hate or anger or arrogance and turn them into positive action. Buddhism teaches you how to do that.

Transcend the Lower Six Paths

Sunday, October 6th, Myosenji Temple will host a lecture on the Ten Worlds by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe. He will explain how to awaken your Buddha nature, transcend the six lower paths and improve relationships with others and yourself.

  • 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

If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after Saturday’s meeting (about 3:30 pm) Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.