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July 30, 2019

Master Shinran told us himself at the end of the work.

Dō zoku jishū gu dōshin
Yui ka shin shi kōsō setsu

Dō means priests, zoku means laymen, and jishū means those who gather to listen to Buddhism on various occasions. All together, then, dō zoku jishū means ‘all people...

July 28, 2019

Last December, several people I was familiar with passed away. Those people must have been full of hope towards the New Year and would not have even dreamed that they wouldn’t live to see January. If I really knew that I would go to the next world if my next breath sho...

July 26, 2019

Alice Marsh

I was so grateful that you held a lecture for us the missionaries although you were extremely busy with writing your new book. I felt I received a lot of treasures and was filled with joy. Thank you very much. 

When we hear that Amida’s salvation i...

July 24, 2019

Eishi Kodama
Missionary, Tokyo

After Gotane, I reviewed the Buddhist lecture with Ryu Enkun, a Chinese graduate student and four university students from Tokyo. Ryu and her foreign friends are de- lighted that they came to Japan where Prince Shoutoku referred to as a su...

July 22, 2019

Niigata city

“My daughter led me here,” says Mineko Furukawa who received the correct object of reverence on March 2. A few years ago she lost her only daughter that she cherished so much. She was stunned by the sudden parting from her and cried every day. Then she wond...

July 20, 2019

Our lives are too short and suffering comes endlessly, one kind after another. It is just as Śākyamuni Buddha said: “Life is suffering.” People resign themselves to it, thinking it can’t be helped, and they put their all into dealing with the problems in front of them....

July 18, 2019

Much Thankfulness to Buddhism.

“I would really like you to meet my father and teach him the law of cause and effect.” 

Paolo Tomka (pictured), who was learning Japanese in Kyoto, sent a serious email to the missionary Sumie Ochiai in the USA. 

She visited Paolo’s father,...

July 16, 2019

Touched by “The Tragedy at Rajagrha”

In Brazil, the animated movie “The Tragedy at Rajagrha” is becoming more popular and increasing numbers of people are coming to see the show. The schedule of the animation showing was announced by flyers and Shinran followers invited...