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July 16, 2018

There are a series of advertisements that have caught my attention. The pictures display how people who are looking at the same thing might have a very different way of seeing it. In the passport picture, the ad suggests that people might see a passport as a means of g...

July 14, 2018

Q: I’m a high school student, and I don’t understand why people need anything so old-fashioned as faith. Is that what Shinran taught? Tell me why faith is necessary. 

A : Faith is old-fashioned, you say, and you question the need for it. The reason we need it is that we...

July 6, 2018

The interpretation of the meaning of the word “Faith” or Shinjin (as it is known in Japanese) is a word that is open to various interpretations. However, since truth is only one, there can be only one correct explanation of this profound experience. There is the common...

February 1, 2018

Q: I’m a high school student, and I don’t understand why people need anything so old-fashioned as faith. Is that what Shinran taught? Tell me why faith is necessary?

A: Faith is old-fashioned, you say, and you question the need for it. The reason we need it is that we c...

December 14, 2017

The heart and mind behind the lines “Kimyo muryoju nyorai, namu fukashigi ko”

The Hymn of True Faith, which begins with the lines, “Kimyo muryoju nyorai, namu fukashigi ko,” contains everything Master Shinran taught throughout his ninety years of life. Therefore, it is...

December 6, 2017

The end of the world was supposed to happen on May 21 at 6pm, according to a Mr. Harold Camping, an uncertified fundamentalist minister, and his followers. Of course, the end of the world did not happen since I am writing this several days after the predicted date.

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