We cannot experience enlightenment by simply thinking about it. You need to accept the precept and receive the seed of happiness in your heart.
“Our Buddha nature will never manifest itself unless we first receive the seed of enlightenment by fusing our life with the correct object of worship and by then patiently nurturing this seed of Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo through our strong faith and practice and through our fusion with the Gohonzon as we continue to erase our negative karma and experience enlightenment.” (August, 2015 Oko lecture by Chief Priest, Rev Murata)
Visit Myosenji Temple
To learn how you can begin your Buddhist practice, visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, August 23rd, at 2:00 pm for our next Introduction to Buddhism class. Following a brief video on the history of Buddhism, our Chief Priest will conduct a Q&A session and teach you how to chant.
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 and receive the seed of happiness.