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"Prayer is an important practice that serves to internalize the ideals of the Buddhist path."
                                                                                         --- Senpai Sensei

Prayer should be part of our spiritual journey, transforming confusion into clarity and suffering into joy.  However, some mistakenly believe that the Absolute is separate and/or different from us. Believing this, their prayers ask for favors, such as health, salvation, fame, victory or the winning lottery numbers.  They use prayer in order to manipulate their God to work for their benefit. Wanting Him to play favorites, they beg to be blessed by Him at the expense of others. However, this attitude defeats the power of prayer.  We believe that in order for prayer to be effective it must be devoid of any self-centeredness and calculation, relying strictly on great compassion. It should be done to strengthen and open our hearts, and to benefit all beings. Buddhist prayer has nothing to do with begging for personal worldly or heavenly gains.

 

                              --Written by Senpai Sensei (BFFof Ct)

Buddhist Prayer
May all beings be well.

"What happens when one attains faith
One is able to see life in a different light, thereby creating a new life for oneself.
 
It will open a fresh spiritual life, which is cleased
by the force of great joy and quietude."
 
Rev. Gibun Kimura 
 


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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