You should not seek momentary fame and personal profit, which will vanish like a flash of lightening or the morning dew. The Buddha states, “There is no safety in the threefold world; it is like a burning house.” Furthermore, the Bodhisattva stated, “Every single phenomenon is like an illusion that has no substantial existence.” Apart from the land of eternally tranquil light where the Buddha resides, every realm is a place of suffering.
written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan
Western media regularly defines Karma in very simplistic terms: “what goes around, comes around.” However, in Buddhism, Karma is a much bigger idea which includes one’s attachments and earthly desires.
Sunday, Sept 16th – Lecture on Karma
Visit our Buddhist Temple this Sunday, September 16th, for a brief lecture on Karma by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe. Learn how the attachments you make in life (e.g., chasing success, striving for perfection, thirsting for control, etc.) create your Karma and what you need to do to free 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 begins at 2:00 pm and concludes about 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 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.