Happiness is not visible in our eyes, but it’s something that fulfills our life. There are three principles of the path of happiness for human life, which are: Choose our time, purify our place, and observe proper etiquette. If we live by these three principles, our lives in this world will surely blossom as a meaningful and happy life. The details of these three principles are shared on our future bolg.

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The Zoom Shodai Shugyo class, for Japanese and English speaker, is held on every Saturdays at 10:00am – 11:00am. Those who wish to attend, please send an email at info@honolulumyohoji.org   The background of doing Shodai Shugyo is based on the scientific effectiveness of Prayer shared by Rev. Daiho Saito and here’s a brief summary of the study. Dr. Rudolph Beard, former professor of cardiology at the University of California, conducted an experiment with 393 hospitalized patients and proved that prayer has great healing effects. The experiment was held for ten months on 393 randomly selected patients. The patients, nurses and doctors did not know about whether the patients were prayed for…

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Oeshiki is a memorial ceremony to celebrate our founder, St. Nichiren. It will be October 12 to October 13, 2020 in Hawaii time. The literal meaning of Oeshiki is: O = respect (or honor) E = to meet SHIKI = service Who do we meet? We meet St. Nichiren, or Nichiren Daibosatsu (日蓮大菩薩) in japanese. St. Nichiren devoted himself to spreading lotus sutra in Japan. It was back in the 13 century. He has been respected as the eternal spirit on this earth. Let us pray for the world. We are all connected and protected by St. Nichiren. To pray for Oeshiki, please chant Odaimoku, or lotus sutra. What is…

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For what purpose are we living on this earth? Isn’t this the same discussion as that for the question of for what purpose were we born on this earth? While there are probably various answers according to each perspective, in a word, we received precious life in this world in order to practice the bodhisattva path. The bodhisattva psychics to become happy by working for the sake of the world, people and world peace. With the goal for human life as being the achievement of happiness for yourself, earnestly devote yourself to work for society and world peace. This is the way of life of the bodhisattva path. This article is originally from “a…

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“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” This is a famous quote of Mahatma Gandhi. The life of our physical body is not eternal. If we might not be alive tomorrow, there are things we must do today. If we were to die tomorrow, we must honestly live today so that we will not regret. However, our spirit will continue to live eternally. Even if the physical body ages, the spirit of our essence does not get old. Our split is always energetic and stays young. Our essence remains in eternal. If we have each day with gratitude that it is…

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Honolulu Myohoji has been offering meditation classes before pandemic, and we think meditation is the way to connect with your true self. The other way to connect with your true self is chanting mantra. Since Honolulu Myohoji belongs to Nichiren-shu, we chant Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo. However, there are other ways to chant, so we would like to introduce one today.   Today, we experience so hum mantra. The so hum mantra is simple but powerful. It can be chanted internally or externally for 5-20 minutes or with a mala 108 times or as much as you want to. How to: Sit comfortably (upright is ideal), chant “so”…

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When you see this photo, what did you think? Perhaps… Iolani Palace seems so quiet, The sky looks so blue and nice, or I also want to go out and take a walk. All answers are all great, but it’s a good idea to find something positive on each judgement. It’s important to have positive mind. Positive thinking will attract positive feelings, hence it will bring positive opportunities.

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Ohigan falls in September 23, 2020 this year. Ohigan literally means “other side” in English. Some says Higan, but it’s the same thing. It’s a special week for Buddhist and send gratitude to our ancestors. Happiness of our ancestors will influence our happiness. This is a concept of Ohigan and the reason of why we send gratitude to our ancestors. In Japan, people think of Ohagi on Ohigan as we believe that adzuki bean is believed to wipe out negative energies. It connects us to the nature.

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From now on, it will come to be that those who a living positively, and those who are living negatively, will separate and exist and live on this earth.   To live positively is to be blessed mentally healthy, to be kind to others and be treated kindly by others, and to live in a wonderful, peaceful world.   Those who live negatively are in poverty and always fighting with others.  There is war, and while always suffering from problems, they live in world of many hardships.   While living on the same earth, we will be separated in these two directions and live. It is just that to live…

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