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September 28, 2018

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Let us imagine a scenario that might serve as an example. Someone kills another person and is sentenced to death for his crime. If the action of killing one person (cause) could be atoned for by dying once (effect), then someone who killed...

September 28, 2018

By Kentetsu Takamori

Q: I understand that Buddhism teaches “causality through the three worlds.” What exactly does that mean? What is the connection between that teaching and Shinran’s emphasis on salvation now, in the present?

A: You rightly point out that “causality th...

September 17, 2018

“We need to get worthy of our own selves and understand that no one is more deserving of our best behavior than we are.” Rochelle Pennington, Writer.

Buddhism teaches about the law of cause and effect. This law states that the deeds that we do come back to us. So why do...

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...

June 18, 2018

When an accident happens we look for the cause. We try to find the cause because we don’t want the same outcome to occur again. We look for the cause and rectify it. The world has improved and progressed as a result of this way of thinking. At this moment the search is...

June 15, 2018

There is a lemon tree in the backyard of the house where I live. It’s not the prettiest of lemon trees but it produces lemons regularly, about two times a year. That was up until last year. Last year, whether it was because of the climate, or the extension that was bui...

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...