There is no greater happiness for human beings than chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo. The sutra says, ‘The people there (in my land) are happy and at ease.’ ‘Happy and at ease’ here means the joy derived from the Law.
written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan
This past Sunday, our Chief Priest conducted the Oko Ceremony and lecture. The theme of his lecture was based on the above quote. He explained … There are as many joys in our lives as there are sufferings, but this is completely dependent on our karma, or the causes we have made in the past and continue to make in the present. The accumulation of karma, both positive and negative, is what Nichiren Daishonin tells us to regard ‘as facts of life.’ This is a very important point in True Buddhism.
Our Chief Priest further elaborated that our very existence as human beings and the quality of our life as a human being are completely determined by the causes which we have made and continue to make. There are no exceptions, there are no coincidences, there is no such thing as ‘chance.’
Karma Is a Fact of Life
Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, June 19th, for a brief lecture on the Buddhist Concept of Karma by our Chief Priest, Rev Murata.
- 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 Murata will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.