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The Replacement Opium: Free Market Positived

Shinran said: Even today people depend on auspicious signs” He was very critical of the Taoist occult movemnets of the time. Transcendentalists attempted to break free from the toxic effects of Calvinism on early American life, but how that attempt … Continue reading

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Mental Projections/Mind Aspect

We have to undersatnd that the Buddhisms like Jodo Shu, Jodo Shin Shu, and Nichinrin come out of Tendai, thusly, a Mahayana branch of Buddhism. The Mahāyāna tradition holds that pursuing only the release from suffering and attainment of Nirvāṇa … Continue reading

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Buddhism Solves Problems

We have reviewed briefly the position of different religious currents in terms of their beliefs and values regarding: Welfare and development, Justice, equity and human rights, Peace, reconciliation and nonviolence, and Identity, authenticity and universality. It is important to realize … Continue reading

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Power Of Oneness

The concept of liberation (nirvāṇa)—the goal of the Buddhist path—is closely related to overcoming ignorance (avidyā), a fundamental misunderstanding or mis-perception of the nature of reality. In awakening to the true nature of the self and all phenomena one develops … Continue reading

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Tao of Nembutsu

One could see why Shinran criticsism Taoism. Pure Land Buddhism and Taoism reflect each other. I feel Pure Land is moree to the point. Tao means “way”or “path” and can also be found in Buddhist philosophies and religions other than Taoism. … Continue reading

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Shinran’s Faith

Though I return to the Pure Land of Eternal Peace after my life is at an end,Yet shall I return to this world, again and again,Just as the waves of Wakanoura Bay return to the beach….When you rejoice in the … Continue reading

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Karma

What is Karma? Karma is not fate nor predestination. Literally, Karma means Deeds and actions, volition. Action itself is considered neither good nor bad, but only thought and applied actions.. Thus, Karma is an intentional, conscious, deliberate and willful action. … Continue reading

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