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Karma’s Mystical Nature

Even if a medicine is compounded with one hundred or one thousand ingredients, one’s illness will not be cured unless one puts it in his mouth. Even if one owns treasures in a storehouse, he will starve unless he opens it. Even if one carries medicine in his pocket, he will die unless he takes it.

written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan

The reason many of us have trouble with Karma, Buddhism’s law of cause and effect, is due to the time lag that often occurs between the cause and the effect. The cause and effect connections are difficult to see and understand due to our delusions and attachments.

For karma to change, we must make new causes.

Karma’s Mystical Nature

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, September 29th, to hear our Chief Priest explain the mystical nature of Karma and how you can eradicate your negative karma and gain absolute happiness in this lifetime.

  • 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 and free.
  • 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.