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January 31, 2019

Some say it is God that decides our destiny, while others say it is our ancestors, or foxes or raccoon dogs. In a time when such superstitions are thriving, Buddhism teaches Ji go ji toku: ‘my deeds create my destiny.’ In the webinar on June 29, Takamori-sensei taught...

January 29, 2019

10-year Aniversary of The 2000-Tatami-Mat Hall

Presenting quotes from Master Shinran and conveying their meanings word for word” is the one and only path for a Shinran Follower. The 2,000-Tatami-Mat Hall has played a major role in the great strides of Shinrankai and cou...

January 28, 2019

It has been a pleasure to be able to attend your lectures directly, and I found the whole 55th Anniversary event to be quite impressive. This time, I was given more of an opportunity than ever to contribute to the event. I proof-read the translated video scripts and sp...

January 25, 2019

Our struggle is, in the end,
a struggle with the self
---a struggle that must be
carried on.
Like muscle training,
developing the soul is an
extremely painful process.
Endure and persevere.
Tangible things may get stolen,
disintegrate, break, disappear;
the invisible t...

January 23, 2019

There are many who are searching for the true teachings of Pure Land Buddhism. However, those who can meet with it are so rare. Conveying the true teachings is an urgent matter. Let’s read a speech by a missionary that used to convey Buddhism in Brazil. 

From each and e...

January 21, 2019

Deep Gratitude for The 2000-Tatami Mat Hall
Isao Takeshima (71), Toyama prefecture

“I am very grateful to learn about the teachings of Master Shinran from Takamori-sensei.” Takeshima met true Buddhism, the only teachings that say we can achieve the ultimate purpose of l...

January 19, 2019

Once upon a time, a faultfinding mouth made an impertinent remark to a nose.

Mouth: Hey, you bastard nose! What the hell is it that you do that justifies you being above me?? All you do is sit there with your two frickin' chimneys! I, of course, eat three meals a day, a...

January 17, 2019

Life's voyage heading toward the fall

All people are living every day in order to attain happiness, no matter what nationality, race or age they are. It doesnʼt matter whether one is wealthy or not. All people have the same mind, which is to attain happiness. However, e...