A Mind Like Pouring Water Into a Basket (April 7)

This week, Rev. Adams will appreciate for the following wise saying of Rennyo Shonin, which reminds us that the important matter is to reflect on the Buddha’s teachings in all aspects of our daily lives.

A man spoke his mind, saying, “My mind is like pouring water into a basket. When I listen to the Buddha-Dharma* in the [temple] hall, I am filled with a grateful and reverential feeling. When I leave there, however, I revert to my old mind”
This was Rennyo Shonin’s admonition, “Put your basket in to the water. Keep you body soaked in the water of Dharma.”

*Dharma the truth taught by the Buddha

(Rennyo Shonin Goichidaiki-kikigaki translated by Z. H. Inagaki, p. 61) 

8:30 a.m. Shoshinge Sofu Chanting
9:00 a.m. Sangha Social Hour
9:30 a.m. Dharma Service
10:30 a.m. Shotsuki Hoyo Monthly Memorial Service (Hondo)
10:30 a.m. Dharma Discussion (Dharma Room)

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