We all experience the feeling of running in circles and going nowhere. The feeling that you are wasting time, aimlessly going through life. Or maybe you are caught up in an endless cycle of doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results. Buddhism explains this life condition with the concept of the six lower worlds.
Earthly desires are the source of illusions of thought and desire. They serve to veil the truth of the principle of non-substantiality (Ku). They cause unenlightened beings in the threefold world of desire to wander through the six paths, or lower worlds of hell, hunger, animality, anger, tranquility and rapture. [Excerpted from Nichiren Shoshu Temple: “The Four Teachings and the Three Perfectly Endowed Truths”]
However, Buddhism teaches earthly desires are necessary for life. Find out how you can transcend the six lower worlds and purify your life. Our Chief Priest will be lecturing on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds this Sunday, March 1st at 2:00 pm.
Visit our Buddhist Temple and learn how to stop running in circles. Call or email the Temple if you questions.