“…chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo sincerely without mixing other beliefs, our innate Buddha nature within the ten worlds will emerge, and our body and mind will become the entity of the mystic Law (Myoho). When this happens, we can attain Buddhahood in our present form.” 68th High Priest Nichinyo Shonin
The principle of the oneness of the body and mind (shikishin funi) means that body and mind (material and spiritual) can be discussed as two separate entities, but they actually have the relationship of a deep oneness. The “body” of oneness of body and mind means our material existence. The “mind” means our mental and spiritual aspect. “Oneness” (funi) means “two but not two” — things that appear to be separate are essentially united.
Buddhism teaches there is no mind without body, and no body without mind. The oneness of body and mind is the teaching that reveals the principle that body and mind, material and spiritual, are united at their origin.
Visit Myosenji Temple Saturday, Aug 13th
To learn about the oneness of body and mind, you need to understand the core Buddhist concept of the Ten Worlds. Visit Myosenji Temple this Saturday, August 13th, for a lecture on the Ten Worlds. Our Priest will teach you how to properly chant and focus your mind. The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes about 3:15 pm.
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) our Chief Priest will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.
Call or email the Temple if you have any questions.