From “The Principle of Channeling” 1

Enemies can exist even within religion and this causes endless trouble. Today the church still refuses to accept spiritualism openly, they offer it lukewarm and support, but the truth is that they do not want to believe it’s teachings.

One reason is that jealousy between rivals. Spiritualism is similar to our “new religion” and those who are conservative will always try to defend themselves against popular new trends. Another reason is the fact that spiritual phenomenon have been largely cut out of the Bible. If the Bible contained all the spiritual phenomenon that occurred in that period it covers, then I am sure that people would be more open to the idea of a spiritualism, but they were removed in the editing process, making it difficult for the people in later years to understand spiritual matters.

In Buddhist universities in Japan today, there are many academics who claim that Buddhism does not recognize the existence of spirits and souls. This is lamentable situation. If Buddhism did not recognize spirit or souls, then that would cause serious problems. Whether you call it a soul, spirit, a mental function, and intention, and an immortal intellect, alaya-vijnana (a storehouse of consciousness) or Buddha nature, if there is no spiritual entity that continues after leaving the physical body upon death, then Buddhism is empty belief.

If there is no soul. Then the teaching that “all things are transient” will be, materialistic teaching. It will simply mean that when something breaks, there is the end, when a person dies, that is the end. Even if people are taught to abandon attachments, if life is limited only to this word, then people will choose to live a life of pleasure until the physical death of the body. The teachings will then take on the opposite meaning; people who do not understand spiritual matters will interpret them in this way.

Peace with Egoless

Today is June 12th, 2018. It is said that it will be a historical day and meeting between the leader of North Korea, Kim jong un and President Trump. The world is watching at this memorial event especially Japan, South Korea and other Asian countries which are threatened by North’s nukes.

What kind of results will we have? Some Japanese critic says the worst case for Japan is that Korean War, which is now an armistice, ends then the US forces withdraw from Korean Peninsula. This brings very dangerous situation for Japan due to the defense line will be down to between South Korea and Japan.

Why people fight each other? Buddha said abandon ego. To become egoless and one with Buddha or God is the ultimate goal of Buddhist discipline. Establishing ego is important in the adolescence in the western countries but in eastern countries if you are a Buddhist it is very important to attain egoless state in the Buddhism.

What is an egoless? There are two conditions that you can say I’m an egoless state now. One is you are oneness with Buddha or God (仏我一如). You are with Buddha or God. If you have a strong faith in Buddha or God, you can become one with Him.

Another one is to become one with others. (自他共一体) We are all children of Buddha or God so that we are not different each other. We are all same beings which has Buddha nature. (仏性) so we love each other as the same nature but having different personalities.

If we all become such a state mind as an egoless we can overcome differences then love each other under the faith in Buddha or God.