The Principle of Love

The Principle of Love from “The Principle of Happiness”

The first principle of happiness is love. This is not the kind of love that you expect to receive from others. The love that I teach at Happy Science is love that gives. The true nature of love that gives is based on awakening to the fact that all human beings are children of God and originate in him, and that you are essentially one with others. Even if you seem to have a completely different personality from anyone around you, your true nature is essentially the same as the true nature of everyone else. This is the basis of true love. It is only because you think you are separate from other people that friction and discord arise. Once we have awakened to the fact that essentially we are all one, that we all originate from God and are all his children, we naturally come to love one another. We may have different personalities, but each of us is expected to realize our common spiritual essence while valuing our individuality.

What exactly does it means to love others? It means wishing for the good of others, and wishing to nurture others without expecting anything in return. It is a selfless love, detached from personal desire. Because your essence and the essence of others is the same, you are required to love others just as you love yourself. It is easy to love ourselves; it’s not something we need to be taught. But unfortunately, once we have been born into a physical body and experience ourselves as separate and distinct, we forget to love others. This is why we need to learn to practice love that gives.

The teaching of love sounds very Christian, but love that gives is the same as compassion, which is the basis of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings. Translated into modern terms, Shakyamuni taught , “First, think of giving love.” This was the meaning of his teachings on compassion. Love, therefore, is the first principle of happiness.

The Principle of Happiness

The followings are translations of book entitled “The Principle of Happiness”

“The Fourfold Path to True Happiness

I would like to address the main theme of this lecture, the principles of happiness, which are unique to Happy Science. THere are numerous way to become happy, but the kind of happiness I am talking about is not the sort you can enjoy only in this world. It is a joy that carries over from this world to the next. We’re exploring principles of happiness that apply to the past, the present, and the future. The starting point of these principles is willingness to explore Right Mind. Every individual has a diamond within, and this pure diamond represents Right Mind. You may think that highly developed spirits are better than lower-level spirits, for example, that Tathagatas of the eighth dimension are greater than Bodhisattva of the seventh, and Bodhisattva are better than the spirits in the Light Realm of the sixth dimension in the other world.

However, people should not be judged by their spiritual level alone. The diamond within everyone is essentially the same, the only difference being in the level of refinement and the brilliance of the diamond, which is the result of numerous incarnations. Those who make the effort to polish the diamond within become angels of light. So if you continue to refine your inner diamond, it will surely shine. This is true for everyone.

However, no one can become a Tathagata instantly. To make your diamond shine brightly, you must put forth constant and tireless efforts. These efforts are exactly the same as the exploration of Right Mind; this is the spiritual discipline that allows you to discover your true nature. Through daily effort to explore Right Mind, you will enter the next stage, in which you seek true happiness.”

Stay or Leave

Rei Iida (19) who broke her right leg by falling down continued the race at the all-Japan practitioners’ opposition Women’s long distance relay race qualifying session (6 segments 42 · 195 kilometers) held at Munakata City in Fukuoka Prefecture etc. on Oct. 21th. She ran from 200 to 300 meters while shedding blood by breaking her leg, and connected the tusks to the next runner after she fell down with breaking the leg.

The coach of her team offered to quit this race to the administration of this competition, but communication with them was inadequate, so the race was continued because Iida didn’t stop the race by crawling on hands and knees with shedding blood from her knees.

According to the Japan Industry Association and Track and Field Association, Iida, who belongs to the Iwatani Industry (Osaka city) after she fell down while she was running in the second district , that she stated, “I will stay in the race” to the referee. The coach EiwaHirose who was in the waiting room informed the situation and told to quit the race to the administration, but Iida did not stop even if hearing the intention of her supervisor from the referee. When the coach who saw the video again told quitting. However it was a few meters remaining from the goal so that the referee hesitated to stop her “running”.

Mr. Akemi Masuda, sports commentator (54), said, “I understand the feelings that she wanted to give her “Tasuki” which is the ribbon to the next runner”. continued saying, “If there are rules to stop even if a runner wants to continue to run, the runner could be stopped.” She pointed out. I understand her comment.

This was reported as a very nice story at the beginning because she could continue the race, but now there are a lot of controversies around the streets. Because to protect the runner it was not appropriate decision. I understand this opinions but what she has done was a great conduct. To protect runners is very necessary, however everything done by restricted rules is not appropriate. To protect the runner’s feeling is also important, I think.

Need to Change for Foreign Workers in Japan

The followings are reported in a Japanese newspaper about foreigners working in Japan.

There are some young people who come from abroad to work as foreign students and technical interns. These people has been increasing but also sad stories are increasing. These are young foreigners commit suicide due to a hard work and economically harsh conditions.

The mortuary of such Viet Nam young people is increasing to the temple where there are Viet Nam nuns in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Experts complain that foreigners need to improve their working environment and support their lives. “Nisshin Cave” is a temple in Minato-ku, Tokyo, on its shelf, a brand new mortuary written in the Vietnamese is lined up tightly. Eighty one pillars from 2012 to the end of July this year are placed there. According to the nun Tick Tam Qi (40), many of them are technical interns and foreign students in their twenties and thirties. Four young people were killed by themselves in July this year.

Three were trainees, one was an international student, due to suddenly death or suicide. A twenty-five-year-old skilled intern who committed suicide on July 15 left a note to the company, his brother in Japan, and his family in Vietnam. It was spelled that “It was painful because there were violence and bullying” while he was at the work related to the painting job.

His brother in Japan got a call from him saying “I am very lonely, I am drinking beer by myself”. The next day, I found him hanging out by riverside.

It is very sad story. I have worked abroad for about seven years when I was a single. I was lonely and no relatives there. But fortunately, there were no bullying and economic difficulties.

Now Japan is accepting many foreigners as students and technical interns. Most of them are very poor and in the difficult conditions.

Through this opportunity, we have to change this environment. To give good conditions for them is a responsibility for Japan and is.

Finding out Truths

The following are sentences from some essay.

“It is very funny if you give a monkey a “rakkyou”, which is a plant from the onion family which produces an edible bulb. Because he peels a first skin wondering if there is something inside. But another skin appears. Then he peels again thinking it is carefully packed. Then he repeats peeling again and again to find out until something inside of a rakkyou. Finally, he finds that there is nothing there.

Do you think this is the jus story applied to monkey? You cannot laugh a monkey because a human does the same thing as a monkey does. There is some cynical fable about a biologist.

He tried to figure out the essence of human so that he autopsied himself because he thought if he did it to someone it makes someone annoying. He poked his arms, but it didn’t make any result by just stubbing his arms with blooding. Then he cut around his feet, but it didn’t also make any findings. After that, he cut his inside body, stirring his organs, he poked his heart. Finally, he thought it was the essence of human, but he died without finding about any truth of humankind.”

This is the story that tells about our desire to find out the mystery of this world even we can spend our lives in order to discover it. However it looks very cynical because we are not looking at core of our life. It is not only we are physical existence but also we are a spiritual being. Our body is just a boat to sail this world, while our soul is the origin of our life.

The biologist was just looking at the surface of the truth. He was not paying attention to the invisible material that is unavoidable.

What kind of types of aliens? 2

D. Pleiades

I am interested in the artistic things.

I am often told that I have a good sense of art.

I long for a hero.

I have many experiences that I achieved what I strongly desired.

I am strongly interested in beauty.

I am very strongly motivated.

I always delve into one thing.

 

E. Reptarian

I think that we should have a big dream.

We should decide black or white, I don’t like gray.

I am good at mathematics.

I like to win through a battle.

I always do thoroughly whatever I do.

I like action movies.

I don’t hesitate.

F. Gray

I think I can read what other people think.

I do a job collectly.

I don’t refuse what I am asked from other people.

I like a clerical work.

I like to do what I am asked.

I don’t like to be attention.

I can do almost everything based on the past experiences.

 

G. Centaur alpha

I am a science type.

I am not so much interested in art.

I like to study.

I have a exploring mind.

I prefer a practical than beautiful thing.

I am interested in a scientific area.

I think I am clever than ordinary people.

 

 

Type D space people

 

Pleiades who loves the beauty and shine herself in the seeking her progress.

She or he always pursues the beauty and is bright and pure by her idea that living for others is beauty itself. She can attract good things by her thoughts. She has a beauty mind and longs to beautiful things by distinguishing the essence and thinking that human beings are naturally righteous existence.

 

You can be a person who shines other people by spreading your lights with naturally possessing talent of ambition and pureness.

 

Check:

*You should conduct what you think is right even it is different from others by allowing yourself to see results in the flow of time.

*Can you see other people’s smiling faces in your dream? Reflect yourself on the supports that you have been given then give them your gratitude.

 

Type E space people

 

Reptarian who pursue progress having strength hiding inside.

He or she is positive, voluntary, competitive, decisive, and has his own ideals, the mind that correct evils, desire to be promoted to become the head, like grand things, and doesn’t like to be lose.

 

He or she is always pursue results and fruits by holding ideals than any other people so that he or she can provide progress on his group also himself due to his ability that can distinguish pro and cons.

 

Check:

*Are your ideals from the mind that you want be admired and admitted from other people?

*Do you express words that hurt others unconsciously?

 

Type F space people

Gray who is relied on others with his or her preciousness on jobs and obedience

 

He or she is skillful, devotive, an easy touch, be good with details, devotive but self-destructive, also has the strong sense of responsibility, sense of respect, ability of concentrate, keeping time by supporting others in the back and making efforts in the behind.

 

Your works provide other people’s power. You are very kind and have potential for others so that don’t forget to please yourself sometimes.

 

Check:

*Do you accept much works without paying attention of your strength of physical and mental power.

*Do you have a mind that you deny your dream or possibilities?

 

Type G space people

What kind of types of aliens? 1

A. Vega

I can do various things uniformly

I am good at fitting anyone.

I can listen at any talk seriously.

I am attracted by the word of “Healing”

I am good at singing song and dancing.

I am not against other people.

 

B. Ummo

I am timid.

I am apologize easily.

I like to please people.

I have been stung by a bee.

I am a propensity of anxiety.

I am a tendency of self-sacrificing.

I think I am very unique.

 

C. Mars

I don’t mind about other people around me.

I want to get many things.

I am interested in beautiful buildings.

I stick on the goods or material of series that I have once had an interest.

I stick on the layout that I really like.

I am interested in the things that have never exist.

I can see the good and bad part clearly.

 

Type A space people

A Vegan who gives a bliss by love and harmony

A character is very calm through conducting by thinking other people with a power of harmony and healing. Also she also desires a peace by giving a bliss to others. She or he can adjust any situations by allowing the diversity with tolerance and a power of capacity. She is often asked advices.

 

It is often said that it is comfortable to be with her or him. She or he can be loved by others. Please do not be defeated whenever you have a adversity or difficult moment. There are many people who can support you. You will become a person who can understand other people through these moments.

 

Check:

*Do you often not saying what you should do to others?

 

Type B space people

A Ummo who is very devoted to others and live for others

He or she is a devotion type and loves a peace very much, on the hand, very cowardice having a fear and anxiety by looking around others. Also he is masochistic but not change his attitude.

 

You always act concerning about others than yours so that you can build your own warm and important place.

 

Check:

*Are you too kind for other people to make them not progress?

*You should believe yourself when you wondered opinions of people around you.

 

Type C space people

 

An octopus type martian who is artistic and penetrate self

He or she is very unique and artistic to place an importance on his sense. He doesn’t care about human relationships. His curiosity is vigorous, also stiffness and unusual. He buys everything he wants if it is too expensive because he penetrates in every area he likes.

 

You have an incredible power to sense and susceptibility to pursue the important things so that if you have a particular area that you like, try to develop it then you can find your talent in that area.

 

Check:

Do you try to feel that other people want to do in the communication?

 

*You should learn from other people’s attitude because without their existence, your progress and happiness will be limited.

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From Think and Grow Rich 2

When he went to Orange, he did not say to himself, “I will try to induce Edison to give me a job of some sort.” He said, “I will see Edison, and put him on notice that I have come to go into business with him. He did not say, “I will work there for a few months, and if I get no encouragement, I will quit and get a job somewhere else.” He did say, “I will start anywhere. I will do anything Edison tells me to do, but before I am through, I will be his associate.”

He did not say, “I will keep my eyes open for another opportunity, in case I fail to get what I want in the Edison organization.” He said, “There is but ONE thing in this world that I am determined to have, and that is a business association with Thomas A. Edison. I will burn all bridges behind me, and stake my ENTIRE FUTURE on my ability to get what I want.”

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.445-452). LBA. Kindle

He left himself no possible way of retreat. He had to win or perish! That is all there is to the Barnes story of success! A long while ago, a great warrior faced a situation which made it necessary for him to make a decision which insured his success on the battlefield. He was about to send his armies against a powerful foe, whose men outnumbered his own. He loaded his soldiers into boats, sailed to the enemy’s country, unloaded soldiers and equipment, then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them. Addressing his men before the first battle, he said, “You see the boats going up in smoke. That means that we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win! We now have no choice-we win-or we perish! They won.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.452-458). LBA. Kindle

Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.470-472). LBA. Kindle

1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient merely to say “I want plenty of money.” Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).

2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as “something for nothing”.)

3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire, name the time limit for its acquisition, state what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.

6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after arising in the morning. AS YOU READ – SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY.

It is important that you follow the instructions described in these six steps.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.474-484). LBA. Kindle

Only those who become “money conscious” ever accumulate great riches. “Money consciousness” means that the mind has become so thoroughly saturated with the DESIRE for money, that one can see one’s self already in possession possession of it.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.488-490). LBA. Kindle

You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities, UNLESS you can work yourself into a white heat of DESIRE for money, and actually BELIEVE you will possess it. You may as well know, also that every great leader, from the dawn of civilization down to the present, was a dreamer.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.500-503). LBA. Kindle

From “Think and Grow Rich”

YOU ARE “THE MASTER OF YOUR FATE, THE CAPTAIN OF YOUR SOUL,” BECAUSE… When Henley wrote the prophetic lines, “I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul,” he should have informed us that we are the Masters of our Fate, the Captains of our Souls, because we have the power to control our thoughts.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.361-364). LBA. Kindle

He should have told us that the ether in which this little earth floats, in which we move and have our being, is a form of energy moving at an inconceivably high rate of vibration, and that the ether is filled with a form of universal power which ADAPTS itself to the nature of the thoughts we hold in our minds; and INFLUENCES us, in natural ways, to transmute our thoughts into their physical equivalent.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.364-367). LBA. Kindle

Our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means with which no man is familiar, these “magnets” attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.370-373). LBA. Kindle

Before we can accumulate riches in great abundance, we must magnetize our minds with intense DESIRE for riches, that we must become “money conscious until the DESIRE for money drives us to create definite plans for acquiring it.

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.373-375). LBA. Kindle

DESIRE: THE STARTING POINT OF ALL ACHIEVEMENT

Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich (Kindle No.425-426). LBA. Kindle

Heart Sutra

The Heart of the Perfection of Great Wisdom Sutra

Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, doing deep prajna paramita,

Clearly saw emptiness of all the five conditions,

Thus completely relieving misfortune and pain,

O Shariputra,

Form is no other than emptiness,

Emptiness no other than form;

Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form;

Sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness are likewise like this.

O Shariputra,

All dharmas are forms of emptiness,

Not born, not destroyed;

Not stained, not pure,

Without loss, without gain;

So in emptiness there is no form,

No sensation, conception, discrimination, awareness;

No eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, mind;

No color, sound, smell, taste, touch, phenomena;

No realm of sight

No realm of consciousness;

No ignorance and

No end to ignorance

No old and death, and

No end to old age and death:

No suffering, no cause of suffering, no extinguishing, no path;

No wisdom and no gain

No gain and thus

The bodhisattva

Lives prajna paramita

With no hindrance in the mind,

No hindrance,

Therefore no fear,

Far beyond deluded thoughts,

This is nirvana.

All past, present, and future Buddhas live prajna paramita,

And therefore attain anuttara-samyak-sambodhi

Therefore know, prajna paramita is

The great mantra,

The vivid mantra,

The best mantra,

The unsurpassable mantra;

It completely clears all pain –

This is the truth, not a lie.

So set forth the Prajna Paramita Mantra,

Set forth this mantra and declare:

Gate! Gate! Paragate! Parasamgate! Bodhi svaha!

Prajna Heart Sutra