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Karma & Your Buddha Nature

Myoho-Renge-Kyo signifies that the mystic Law (Myoho), to which all the Buddhas of the three existences are awakened, is fused and one with the Buddha nature inherent in us humans, as well as the Buddha nature of Bonten, Taishaku, and the other guardian deities; the Buddha nature of Shariputra, Maudgalyayana, and the other disciples of the two vehicles; the Buddha nature of Manjushri, Maitreya, and the other bodhisattvas. This principle is named Myoho-Renge-Kyo. Thus, once we chant Myoho-Renge-Kyo, this sound calls forth and manifests the Buddha nature of all Buddhas; all phenomena; all bodhisattvas; all people in the world of learning; all guardian deities, such as Bonten, Taishaku, King Emma, the sun and moon, innumerable stars, deities of the heavens and earth; and all living beings—including individuals in the worlds of hell, hunger, animality, anger, humanity, and rapture. The benefit of revealing this Buddha nature is immeasurable and unfathomable.

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

Change Your Karma, Awaken Your Buddha Nature

Visit Myosenji Temple this Saturday, June 9th, for a brief lecture on Karma and your Buddha Nature. Our Chief Priest, Rev Sakabe will teach you how to chant, answer your questions and explain why chanting actually works to change your Karma and make you happy. The meeting starts at 2:00 pm and concludes around 3:15pm.

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

Excerpted: High Priest Guidance, August, 2012.