Antinomianism

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G Sakamoto

In Letter 20 of the Lamp for the Latter Ages (Mattosho) Shinran writes:

“It has not been uncommon for people like yourselves, who do not read or know the scriptures, to distort the teaching, having heard that no evil interferes with the attainment of birth. It seems that this is still the case. To hear that you are all falling deeper and deeper into error, following the words of Shinken-bo and others who know nothing of the Pure Land teaching, ...

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President’s article, March, 2018

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About 30 people gathered on January 27 for a wide-ranging disucssion of Generations Phase 1, in preparation for the second phase of the Betsuin’s capital building campaign.

Under the direction of Bruce Davis, one of temple’s fundraising consultants during the first phase, we talked about what went well during Phase 1 and what we could have done better. The two-hour evaluation session in the board conference room was one of the important building blocks necessary as we prepare ...

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President’s article, January, 2018

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We had a near miss last month at the driveway of one of our parking lots.

Here is what a community member wrote in an email about it:

I was almost hit by a driver exiting the Lotus Preschool parking lot yesterday morning at 9:30am.  The driver did not slow down or stop at the designated neon sign; she crossed the sidewalk and stopped at the end of the driveway apron. She would’ve hit ...

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Practice Kindness

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G Sakamoto

There is a continuing discussion regarding bringing food to people living on our streets and in parks. The concern is if we provide food and accommodations then they will be less inclined to find permanent solutions. There is also the concern of sanitation and disruptive behavior associated with where they gather. Providing food and accommodations encourages people to remain where they are.

When we think of the homeless this is the usual image we have; dirty gatherings where thrash and ...

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