Sharing the Teachings

Sharing the Teachings

The heart of Rissho Kosei-kai’s practice of the teachings is revering the buddha nature of all. This practice is oriented in two directions: toward ourselves, and toward others. One of the ways we strive to master revering the buddha nature of others is to share the teachings with people.

This comprises two actions: 1) introducing people to the Buddha Way so that they can establish a bond with the Buddha; and 2) inviting people who have already established a bond with the Buddha to opportunities where they can come into contact with the Dharma and deepen their faith.

Shakyamuni shared the Dharma throughout his life. He stressed the importance of meeting directly with his disciples and others to communicate the Dharma to them. “Kosei,” a part of our organization’s name Rissho Kosei-kai, means to improve oneself through engagement with others. Through sharing the suffering, cares, and worries of others we can achieve spiritual growth whenever we get together with other members and people from various walks of life to talk about the Dharma.

Establishing peace and harmony in our world, a state of things that Buddhism calls a “Land of Eternally Tranquil Light,” can be accomplished by sharing the teachings and helping bring spiritual liberation to many people. This is the wish of the Buddha, and at the same time, also the fundamental wish of all human beings.