If one wishes to examine one’s face, one must only look into a clear mirror. Likewise, when one tries to understand the nation’s rise and decline, the most superior source is that of the Buddhist mirror.
written by Nichiren Daishonin, 13th century Japan
Buddhism teaches that the cause of suffering is rooted in earthly desire. Among earthly desires, the earthly desires of the threefold world and the six paths are called illusions of thought (view) and desire (emotion). Illusions of thought are illusions based on a misguided rational about true reason, while illusions of desire are unrealistic emotions that arise during one’s thought processes. All of these are based on the three poisons of greed, anger and ignorance.
Why Buddhism is True
Visit Myosenji Temple this Saturday, August 12th, to learn how you can use the Buddhist mirror to build an indestructible happiness, using your earthly desires to create a meaningful life.
- Brief video presentation and lecture by Chief Priest on the Buddhism’s Beliefs & Origins
- 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, Rev Sakabe will be performing the Acceptance of the Precept Ceremony, the ceremony where you become a Buddhist, immediately following the meeting.