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Buddhism: No Prayer Will Go Unanswered

Hence, if one believes in this Gohonzon and chants Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo even for a brief while, no prayer will go unanswered, no sin will be un-eradicated, and no truth will remain unrevealed …

written by Nichikan Shonin, 26th High Priest

Through our Buddhist practice and honest self-reflection, we begin to understand that in order to fulfill our desires we must eradicate the negative karma accumulated in past lives. As individuals we pray to the Gohonzon about different things because of differences in our current circumstances and backgrounds and differences in the paths we walk as human beings. The fundamental source of these differences is our individual karma from past lifetimes. The negative karma we have accumulated through slandering the Law in past lives is particularly significant because it is the dominant cause of unhappiness and suffering in the present.*

Introductory Lecture on Karma

Visit Myosenji Buddhist Temple Sunday, Nov 19th, for an Introductory lecture on Karma by our Chief Priest. Learn why the promise that “no prayer will go unanswered” is real when you change your Karma.

  • Brief lecture by Chief Priest on the Buddhist concept of 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, Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist, immediately following the meeting.

*Excerpted: Nichiren Shoshu Basics of Practice, p.31-32.