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Buddhism: The Purpose of Faith


“Uncovering and revealing the world of Buddhahood is the fundamental source for attacking the root cause of suffering in human life, and for resolving every possible form of distress. This is the absolute happiness each and every person in the world is longing for in the depths of his or her heart.”

At this Sunday’s New Member meeting, Rev Murata will talk about the Purpose of Faith in Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism:

  1. to realize an absolutely unshakable state of happiness in which there is boundless joy in being alive (attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime)
  2. to realize an ideal society in which people can enjoy happy lives together based on true Buddhism.

All new members and their sponsors are invited to this meeting which begins after morning Gongyo (sutra recitation).

Visit Myosenji Temple

To learn how you can begin your Buddhist practice, visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, August 16th, at 2:00 pm for our next Introduction to Buddhism class. The lecture by Rev Murata will be the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds. Following the brief lecture, our Chief Priest will conduct a Q&A session and teach you how to chant properly.

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 Murata will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.


Excerpted: Basics of Practice, Chapter 2.