Posts by Naoshi Uchida

The Practice of Buddhists “Six Paramitas” are the way for with peaceful life and happier life.

Charity The practice of Giving   I am sure that we know about charity. This includes making a donation. For instance, we can donate money to the temple, or we can give of our time by coming to clean the temple. We might not be able to do these things, but we can certainly give a smile to others, or speak gentle and encouraging words to them. Giving ease and comfort to others are also very important acts of charity.   Precepts or Moral Discipline   It is to refrain from doing what we think is bad. It is to not do what we are unable to do with a…

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Why should we meditate?

Why should we meditate?   We can broadly classify human emotions as being two kinds. One is a good feeling. One is a bad feeling. Human emotions are divided as pleasant and unpleasant. We are classifying our daily happenings as being pleasant or unpleasant. A happening that is pleasant for us is a good happening. A happening that is unpleasant for us is a bad happening. In other words, we are comparing the happening with our past memory and judging and experiencing the happening as good or bad. That is the nature of our mind. The goal of Buddhism is to unify that mind. Another goal is to improve human…

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Truth Goodness Beauty (真 善 美)

  The words truth, goodness and beauty are the mind of the Eternal Buddha Shakyamuni. We may even call them the will of the Eternal Buddha. In the first place, the Eternal Buddha is the fundamental entity of the universe and Namu Myoho Renge Kyo. That is why the will of Namu Myoho Renge Kyo is also truth, goodness and beauty.   Namu Myoho Renge Kyo is an honorific title for the original source of the energy and spirit that gives life to all things in the universe. And through the power of Namu Myoho Renge Kyo, we are born and being sustained, and that is why truth, goodness and…

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The Reason for Being a World Nichiren-Shu

Many Japanese and American think that Nichiren-Shu is a Japanese religion for the Japanese. That thinking, however, is old and narrow. Nichiren-Shu is a world religion that equals Christianity. That is because the Nichiren-Shu is a religion that worships the Lotus Sutra. In Japan, there are many religions that worship that Lotus Sutra, but for the religion that firmly inherits that spirit of St. Nichiren and with the founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni Buddha, as its main object of worship, there is only Nichiren-Shu. In the first place, the grave of St. Nichiren is in the main temple of Nichiren-Shu.   Today there are 11 priests, who are not of Japanese…

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