Buddhist Concepts

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Although our lives are constantly changing and we experience a range of emotions from moment to moment, Buddhism teaches that our experience of the world can always be understood as one of ten basic states of life. These are called the Ten Worlds, and what follows is a brief impression of the...
  Cause and Effect   As we go about our daily lives, in every single moment, we make causes in the things that we think, say and do. Buddhism teaches the existence of a law of cause and effect, which explains that when we make a cause, the anticipated effect of that cause is stored deep in...
Historically, human societies worked in co-operation with and felt a profound physical and spiritual connection with their natural environment. Arguably, the by-product of scientific advance has been the loss of this reverence, for example, the creation of industrial cities at the expense of vast...
  Introducing Human Revolution In today's world where global issues are so important, many people feel a sense of powerlessness and resignation; a feeling that no individual's efforts can change the way things are. But the Buddhist viewpoint is that the world should be seen from the perspective...
'Many in Body - One in Mind' and the 'Oneness of Mentor and Disciple'   In many of Nichiren Daishonin's writings, the principle of unity is stressed again and again. Unity starts with the individual. He writes: 'Even an individual at cross purposes with himself is certain to end in failure...
Daily life and chanting   Many of us may have been conditioned during our upbringing to see things to do with a religion or a teaching primarily in spiritual terms so that a distorted view of Buddhism as being `other worldly` is formed. Yet Nichiren Daishonin`s Buddhism teaches that the...