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December 31, 2018

Shinran Followers Rejoice at Thanksgiving Sermon
Translated by Juliet Carpenter

The Great Premise—
The Truth of Amida’s Vow

It is real! It is true! Amida’s Vow is not a lie. Everyone must hear? I, Shinran, am a living witness. I want everyone to quickly know the truth of...

December 19, 2018

Material Support Only Provides Temporary Salvation.

I was born in Oita prefecture. Along with my 3-year older brother, I grew up with plenty of love from both our parents. Since I loved studying English, as a young child, my dream was to become an interpreter. The world...

December 18, 2018

Master Rennyo taught the teachings of Master Shinran accurately to an enormous number of people. Letters written by Master Rennyo to the Followers were compiled into one work entitled The Letters. The Letters consists of 80 letters and includes the essence of the teach...

December 18, 2018

My wife of 35 years passed away in September 2010. Abashed by the sudden wind of impermanence, I lost my motivation to go on and barely managed to go to work. Since all of my four children lived out of the prefecture, I felt inconsolably alone and forlorn. 

In the Heart...

December 16, 2018

The Language Barrier Defeated

Amida’s Vow is for all people, without exception. However, it is a very sad reality that so many people do not know of its existence due to language and cultural barriers. On this occasion of the publication of this English edition, a large...

December 15, 2018

On arriving in Brazil, July 7, without taking a rest, Missionary Chief Mitsuharu Takamori delivered a lecture on Master Shinran’s teachings to Shinran followers of Brazil. Many people attended the celebration of Master Shinran’s birth at Sao Paulo Hall and the branch’s...

December 14, 2018

Absolute Happiness Can Be Achieved Now

In general use, “Heizei” means “usually” or “daily” and describes the time when you are alive. When you hear “when you are alive,” you probably think that you will live on and on, but the reality is that if you die in a minute, thi...

December 13, 2018

(The Celebration of Master Shinran’s Birth)

Gotan-e, the celebration of Master Shinran’s birth, was held at the Shinrankai Headquarters (Imizu City, Toyama) on the 17th and 18th of May. An unprecedented number of Shinran Followers attended the lecture. They came not onl...