Concerning the phrase “acquire the five types of vision” in this sutra, this refers to the eye of common mortals, the divine eye, the eye of wisdom, the eye of the Law, and the eye of the Buddha. These five types of vision are naturally acquired by one who upholds the Lotus Sutra.
written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan
Some people are not satisfied with their own appearance or the situations of their lives and complain that they were born into such circumstances because of their parents. This, however, is an incorrect view. According to the Law of cause and effect, our own life circumstances are the results of the karma that we created ourselves. They were not given to us by other people. Everything that happens to you actually is caused by you.
By understanding this, Buddhism’s concept of Karma, we can accept our own circumstances and we can think positively about what needs to be done in the future.
Lecture on Buddhism’s Concept of Karma
Visit Myosenji Temple this Saturday, February 13th, at 2:00 pm for a lecture by our Chief Priest about Karma and Buddhism. Learn how you can change your Karma and live a happy, healthy life.
- Brief Lecture by Chief Priest on 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, Rev Murata will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist, immediately following the meeting.
Excerpted from: Karma, Nichiren Shoshu Monthly, January 2016, pp. 18-19.