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October 20, 2019

Over and over, through the words “How genuine, the true words of Amida that embrace us and never forsake us,” I was taught the truth of Amida’s Vow. The teaching of Śākyamuni that all things are transitory, and the uncompromising words of Master Shinran that “all is em...

October 18, 2019

There are people who accuse us saying: “You think we can do good deeds?” From Buddha’s perspective, all human good is stained with poison. That’s why in the Amida Sutra, Buddha teaches that through practicing any good deeds possible for humans, one cannot go to the Pur...

October 16, 2019

Source: The Buddhist Village Times #35 | 2014, Shinran Centers Today

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October 14, 2019

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By Hiroki Hazeyama, Hyogo 

I suffered in the Kobe Earthquake 16 years ago, and my favorite city of Kobe regrettably turned to rubble. 

Having also lost my health, I do not know how many hundreds of times I thought I could not live anymore. Ho...

October 13, 2019

Experiences from the Kobe Earthquake

By Satomi Hirai, Hyogo

To the victims of the Eastern Japan Earthquake, I feel at a loss for words. Takamori Sensei and many Shinran followers kindly offered me their support at the time of the Kobe Earthquake 16 years ago. To this day...

October 10, 2019

A magnificent local Shinran Center has been built in Kumagaya City, my hometown. It was there that I could listen to the teachings of Master Shinran from Takamori-sensei. The construction of a Shinran Center so close to my house was beyond my expectation. I feel it’s s...

October 4, 2019

I have come to know the distinction between “Why we live” and “pastimes and temporal goals.” I was always fascinated with the profession of doctors as a temporal goal in my life and actually have already achieved that goal. Certainly, successful people such as Nobel pr...

October 2, 2019

Yuuchi Motofuji, a physician, attended the presentation ceremony of the principal image with Mr. Y on August 20th. 

Motofuji met the man when he came to receive treatment under his care. “I was a medical trainee at the university hospital two years ago. I gave him YOU...