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May 31, 2019

While reading the chapter of “The four and eight kinds of suffering”, I realized that although I enjoy various things in my daily life, doing so is like rejoicing over a mere charade. Having been shown that my future is dark and helpless as I must die, I realised that...

May 20, 2019

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How difficult his hardships were! I can not give up because of such a trivial matter. If I give up on my friend now, who will share this true teaching with her? At the same time, I heard that the teacher who was in charge of my class in jun...

May 18, 2019

I was born in Nagaoka city, Niigata prefecture to parents who are Shinran followers. I chanted Shoshinge, The Hymn of True Faith, and I went to listen to the lectures of Takamori Sense all over Japan. My parents always taught me that “If you plant good seeds, you will...

May 16, 2019

Learning the Great Debt of Gratitude to Parents

Many children got together at the Shinran Center in Hiroshima. There were watermelon splitting and games in the afternoon and the children became good friends even though some of them met for the first time. 

Missionary Chi...

May 15, 2019

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A kitchen and bathroom 

We like kitchens. When we ran home from school as children, we tended to make a bee line into the kitchen first to see what was in the refrigerator. It is also a fun time for the family to gather and eat dinner togeth...

May 12, 2019

An Ancient Roman Saying

Memento mori is a word which was used in middle-age Europe. Memento means “remember”, and mori means “mortal”. Mortal has two meanings. One meaning, the adjective, is “must die,” and the other meaning, the noun, is “human”. Therefore, “memento mo...

May 10, 2019

Frank Costelloe held lectures on Buddhism at two colleges in the Philippines recently. A professor whom Frank got to know through Facebook invited him to talk about Buddhism at his college. He showed the animated movie The Tragedy of Rajagrha and talked for 1.5 hours o...

May 9, 2019

Major cleanup by Shinran followers before the opening ceremony

The news of the inauguration ceremony for the completion of a Shinran Center in Noto in Nanao-city, Ishikawa prefecture spread throughout Japan and blazed Shinran followers’ enthusiasm to repay the great com...