When we look at a person’s face, at times he appears joyful, enraged, or calm. At other times, we may see the appearance of greed, foolishness, or flattery. Rage is a manifestation of the world of hell, greed is a manifestation of the world of hunger, stupidity is a manifestation of the world of animality, fawning is a manifestation of the anger, calmness is a manifestation of the world of humanity, and joy is a manifestation of the world of rapture.
Nichiren Daishonin, April 25, 1273, Japan*
There is a Buddhist concept which explains your daily life and why things happen or don’t happen to you. The above passage was written by Nichiren Daishonin, founder of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, in 13th century Japan. Here he is describing the six lower worlds which are part of the ten states of life or mind called the “Ten Worlds.”
To learn more about the Ten Worlds, the six lower worlds, and how it impacts your life, visit Myosenji Temple on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1st at 1:00 pm. Chief Priest, Rev Murata will lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds and answer your questions.
- 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 1:00 pm and concludes around 2:15 pm. Open to the public.
If you have decided to become a Buddhist or are interested in learning how to become a Buddhist, after the meeting (about 2:30 pm) Rev Murata will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist.