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August 21, 2018

Q: I understand that Shinran never taught anything other than what is contained in the sutras of Śākyamuni Buddha. The foundation of Buddhism is the law of cause and effect. What sort of teaching is that? 

A: If Buddhism were a tree, the law of cause and effect would be...

May 27, 2018

The teachings that Śākyamuni Buddha taught are known as ‘Buddhism’ today. The foundation of Buddhism is the Law of Cause and Effect. Śākyamuni Buddha’s lifetime was, for the most part, devoted to expounding the Law of Cause and Effect. If you do not understand this fou...

May 8, 2018

The Law of Cause and Effect is the entryway to Buddhism, and the standard and criterion of the teachings. It is therefore called the foundation of Buddhism. The Law of Cause and Effect is the truth that clarifies that one’s fortune and misfortune is decided by one’s ow...

February 10, 2018

Let us read one chapter from a best-selling book written by Kazushi Okamoto, a Buddhist teacher

In Buddhism our actions are also referred to as “karmic seeds,” the word karma/karmic referring, as we have seen, to actions of all kinds. 

Shakyamuni compared our actions (ou...

November 28, 2017

Recently I gave a talk on Buddhism to kids. I explained about the law of cause and effect, which, for little kids, seemed a little too difficult. In order to help them understand it better, I thought I could use something to illustrate my points. So the other day, I bo...

November 27, 2017

*This is a continuation of yesterday's article Whose Fault is it that Life is Painful (Part 1) - Click here to read Part 1*

Why We Can't Accept the Law of Cause and Effect

Seeds not sown will never grow, while seeds sown will never fail to grow. All results that you expe...

November 25, 2017

It is said to have been one hundred years since advice columns started being published in newspapers. The reason why they have been around for so long must be that no matter how much the world changes, in life waves of suf