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The Many Meanings of Karma

Chanting can purify and change your Karma. Visit Myosenji Buddhist Temple and learn about Buddhism.

It is impossible for one to fathom his karma … My exile is not due to any crime. It is solely to enable me to eradicate in this lifetime, my heavy evil causes from past lives, and to liberate me from the three evil paths in the next life.

written by Nichiren Daishonin in 13th century Japan

People are continuously affected by the karma created by good and evil acts committed in past lives. However, it is important to understand that one can change one’s life in the future through one’s present good and evil actions. Nichiren Daishonin teaches that even if one possesses evil karma, one can attain a better life state through the benefit of faith and practice of the Three Great Secret Laws in one’s present lifetime.

Lecture on Karma and Your Happiness

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, May 22nd, 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.

Excerpted: Basic Terminology of Nichiren Shoshu, pp. 69-70.