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What Did I Do To Deserve This? Buddhism Explains

Nov 15 blog copy
How often have you thought to yourself: “What did I do to deserve this?”

Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism answers this question by explaining the cycle of life and death based on the concept of Karma. Karma signifies the actions of living beings that potentially affect their future. Karma is created through the three categories of action: mental action, verbal action, physical action. These three categories of action represent the causes from which one will experience various effects in the future.

People are continuously affected by the karma created by good and evil acts committed in past lives. However, the principle of karma is different from the idea of fatalism. Therefore, it is important to understand that one can change one’s life in the future through one’s present good and evil actions.

How Can You Change Your Karma?

Get the answer to this question by visiting Myosenji Temple this Sunday, November 15th, for a lecture on Buddhism’s 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.