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November 30, 2018

Even now, I cannot get my mind off of one occurrence from when I was just old enough to be aware of the world around me. One day when I was little, I was drawing a picture on the ground in my yard when I felt that there was already a gaping wide hole in my mind. “What...

November 29, 2018

It is difficult to find a historical figure who has led a stormier life than Master Shinran — and we should keep in mind that through all those life events, Master Shinran eternally teaches us people of the Latter Ages, what true Buddhism is. A little-known scholar of...

November 28, 2018

Momentum Gathers toward Establishment of Shinran Centers All over the World

Amid successive appearances of Shinran Centers all over Japan, Hualian Shinran Center, the first lecture hall of Buddhism in Taiwan, came into being. This lecture hall is about 40 tatami mats in...

November 27, 2018

The Key to Understand Our Own Fate

Who is the “One” in “What One Sows, One Must Reap?” 
Noriko Yamauchi (Supportive Staff, Toyama) 

Who does the “one” in “What one sows, one must reap” refer to? When answering this question, I point to myself. Buddhism clarifies the exis...

November 26, 2018

The 750th commemorative anniversary of Master Shinran has been held in all the temples of the True Pure Land School and people all over Japan are now getting more interested in Master Shinran. In the meantime, Takamori Sensei’s new books Petals of Master Shinran’s Teac...

November 25, 2018

They say the possibility of a person getting killed in a car accident is eight times higher than that of winning the lottery. However, our expectation level is much higher for winning the lottery than getting killed in a car accident. That’s why when we experience misf...

November 24, 2018

Now at Last I am Willing to Listen to Buddhism

Kazushi Kiyonishi, Niigata prefecture 

Good deeds from the past reflect in our desire to listen to Buddhism: this I grasped in particular. Even if one guides a horse to the river, the horse won’t drink the water if it is no...

November 23, 2018

Yoshiyuki Miyai (picture) frequently visits Biwa- Lake Moriyama Shinran Center. He has heard that Shoshinge (Hymn of True Faith) contains all the teachings of Master Shinran. He's devoting himself to learning it. “Please take a look at these!” 

Yoshiyuki said, taking hi...