Shinran Shonin Shinran Shonin Shinran Shonin's New Year Memorial Service at Nishikiori-ji Temple, the head temple of the Shinshu Kibe sect of Shin Buddhism

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Shinran Shonin Shinran Shonin Shinran Shonin's New Year Memorial Service at Nishikiori-ji Temple, the head temple of the Shinshu Kibe sect of Shin Buddhism

On June 16, 2022, I gave a talk at the Shinshu Kibe sect head temple Nishikiori-ji in Yasu City, Shiga Prefecture, for the Shinran Shonin Shinran Shonin New Year Memorial Service.

The head temple, Kinshokuji Temple, is located in Yasu City, on the southern shore of Lake Biwa, near Kyoto.

I had the opportunity to visit the head temple Nishikiori-ji two years ago.Visiting Kinokoriji Temple, the head temple of the Shinshu Kibe sect, in Yasu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.This was also introduced on our blog in an article called

It was my first visit to the head temple in two years. Moreover, this time I was very nervous to visit the temple because I was a missionary.

And this time I spoke on the theme of "Around the World in 2019: Poland".

Auschwitz was a place that made a very strong impression on me as well.

I talked about what I saw and felt there and what the actual site was like in the first half of my Dharma talk.

In the second half, we considered the event of the Holocaust in the words of Shinran Shonin, founder of Jodo Shinshu.

The words of Shinran Shonin came to me from my experience in Auschwitz.

Every human being is capable of evil, depending on his or her fate."

This is my own summary of the words in chapter 13 of Tannisho.

Those words became really important to me as well.

The Holocaust was not carried out by a diabolical person in a fit of madness. It was the words of Shinran Shonin that made me think: "When one becomes a part of the huge system of Nazism, any person can do it.

I spoke with the hope that I could share a little about this issue with everyone who came through my experience.

We are happy if everyone who came could feel even a little bit of what we have to offer. Thank you very much for your kind attention.

I would also like to thank everyone at Gohonzan for their help in various ways.

We will continue to devote ourselves to this project and look forward to working with you in the future.

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