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October 16, 2018

1. The Hell of Revival
2. The Hell of the Black Cable
3. The Hell of Striking and Crushing
4. The Hell of Wailing
5. The Hell of Great Wailing
6. The Hell of Scorching Heat
7. The Hell of Great Scorching Heat
8. Avici Hell (the world of ceaseless suffering)

Explanation

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July 29, 2018

Now and again I like to switch to CNN to get what is going on in the news. I watched this channel for their coverage on the Connecticut shootings in December last year. After that intense coverage I stopped watching the news on TV, and until only very recently did I sw...

July 26, 2018

Buddhism is the teaching of “bakku yoraku.” In other words, Sakyamuni Buddha’s lifetime teachings are about eliminating suffering (bakku) and bestowing ease (yoraku). Sakyamuni elucidated human suffering as the four sufferings: the suffering of birth, the suffering of...

June 23, 2018

When the Cause is clear, a Solution to Your Problems is in Sight

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

When, at the age of thirty-five, Shakyamuni attained enlightenment, he stated, “Life is suffering.” Sometimes...

May 20, 2018

I didn’t have much experience flying before I came to Los Angeles. Once my flight to Japan took a long time to take off due to bad weather. My arrival time in Tokyo was 10:30 pm. If the flight were to be delayed, I would have to miss the last train and as a result woul...

March 1, 2018

Śākyamuni Buddha’s lifetime teaching can be summed up in four Chinese characters: bakku yoraku. “Bakku yoraku” refers to removing suffering (bakku) and imparting joy (yoraku). What types of suffering do we face every day? People suffer from a lack of money, work stress...

February 28, 2018

Recently when I was flying on a long distance international flight I had a stopover in San Francisco on my way to Los Angeles. Most times I get a direct flight to LA, but this time I was unable to get this schedule, so a stop-over in San Francisco was necessary. Of cou...