The ten directions are the objective environment. Sentient beings are the subjective self. Objective environment is like the shadow, and subjective self is like the body.
written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan
Buddhism teaches the principle of the oneness of life and its environment. This principle signifies that life, the subjective self, and its physical environment are not two, but one. Therefore, every function of our six senses, which signify the subjective self or life, has a great impact on the realm of our environment.
How to Use the Benevolent Power of Buddhism
Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, January 27th, for a brief video presentation and lecture on Buddhism’s core beliefs by our Chief Priest. He will teach you the Buddhist practice of chanting and how to use the benevolent power of Buddhism for your own good and for others.
- 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 (entrance on Burnett Ave)
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.