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Karma & Buddhist Concept of Time

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Life has eternally been endowed with form and spirit, and its essential nature is characterized by mystic reality and wisdom.
written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan

This passage is difficult, but it means that within us, too, exist body and mind from the remote past without beginning. Although our lifespan — in body and mind — lasts no more than several decades, ultimately, illuminated by Myoho-Renge-Kyo, mind and body from the remote past exist within us.*

Karma is defined as mental, verbal and physical action, that is, thought, words and behavior. The Sanskrit word “karma” originally meant action. Every action, both good and evil, imprints a latent influence on one’s life.

Lecture on Karma and Your Happiness

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, August 28th, for a brief lecture on the Karma by our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe. You will also learn why it is important to understand how Buddhism views time in order to understand your 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, 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.

*Excerpted: Practice is most important for understanding the reality of our lives, The Collected Sermons of High Priest Nikken Shonin, p136-141.