Dharma Card for October, 2016
You say you are too busy to have the time to hear Dharma?
What important matters are you busy with at all?
---Rev. Daisen Takamitsu
*Priest: Next Sunday the Eitaikyo Sutra Chanting Service is observed. Please
come to the temple.
Mrs.A: Oh, no. That’s the day of our company’s recreation trip!
*Priest: Hoonko Service is drawing near. I will be waiting for your participation.
Mr. B: It’s very kind of you, but I will think of that when I get older.
*Priest: When you visit your grave, please come in the hall and hear Dharma.
Mr. C: But other family members will come together----.
Well, well. Excuses to avert Buddhist Dharma lie here and there! A sutra
says there are eight hindrances against Dharma hearing. For example, a
country of longevity, a very pleasant dwelling, and a worldly successful
person. When you are in the midst of pleasantness, you tend to forget the
most important matter for a human. Here is Buddha’s reminder::
“You humans were born for hearing Dharma to attain enlightenment!”