英語で法話


僧侶「大來尚順」による、英語で読む法話。


Cutting it Open!


Here’s a basic fact: Often, when we want to learn about something new, it becomes imperative that we explore, examine, study and maybe even cut open the item to learn about it.

Because of my profession, I often find myself listening to people complaining about the complexities of Buddhism. They are quick to say things like “Buddhism is so difficult to understand” or “I have no idea what the teachings are saying.”
Well, I suppose this is true.

However, without studying or examining mathematics, how many of you can become instant mathematicians? When trying to learn a new language, how many of us can become fluent in a foreign language with no study or practice? Likewise, without studying Buddhism, how can one come to understand Buddhism?

Just as there cannot be a two-story building without the first floor, we must first have a desire to learn about Buddhism if you really want to understand Buddhism.

Buddhism is quite wide and deep, let’s explore, examine, study and even cut open the wide Buddhist sphere! It will become a fertile seed to discovering yourself.

In Gassho


何かを知るには、どこかに切り口を入れ、そこから少しずつ全体像が把握できるものです。仏教も同じです。仏教を知ろうと思うのであれば、実際に教えに学び生きてみなければ理解することはできないのです。


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大來尚順(おおぎしょうじゅん)プロフィール
浄土真宗本願寺派 大見山 超勝寺 衆徒。翻訳家。ハーバード大学 神学部研究員を修了し、帰国。現在は、執筆活動や通訳・翻訳を通して、日本仏教を世界に弘める活動をしています。


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