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Being Unhappy: The Buddhist Explanation

In Buddhism, while it is taught that there are Four Sufferings from which no one can escape – birth, old age, sickness, and death – there are many other hardships and worries, in addition to the above mentioned four, that we constantly experience in our daily lives.

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The question is: “How do these endless troubles come about, and where do they come from?” If we can penetrate the origin of suffering, and transform its root function, then we should be able to eliminate unhappiness and suffering from our lives. Buddhism’s concept of the Ten Worlds explains why unhappiness is part of the human condition and what you can do about it.

Suffer what there is to suffer, enjoy what there is to enjoy. Regard both suffering and joy as facts of life and continue chanting Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, no matter what happens. Then you will experience boundless joy from the Law. Strengthen your faith more than ever. (Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan)

Intro Lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the 10 Worlds

Visit Myosenji Temple this Sunday, April 17th, for a lecture on the Buddhist Concept of the Ten Worlds 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 from: Nichiren Shoshu Monthly, Earthly Desires: The Root of Unhappiness.