|BERKELEY BUDDHIST TEMPLE|
PRINCIPLES OF SHIN BUDDHISM
Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha Kyosho
NAME OF SECT: Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha (Joe-doe-Sheen-shoe-Hone-gone-gee-haw)
FOUNDER: Shinran Shonin (Sheen-ron-Show-neen)
BUDDHA: Amida Buddha (Ah-mee-dah Boo-dah) - Buddha of Infinite Light & Life or Namo Amida Butsu
MAIN TEACHINGS FROM THE BUDDHA USED AS PRINCIPLE TEXTS FOR THE SECT:
TRADITION: The Hongwanji is a community of people joined together by the gladness of a common entrusting in Amida Buddha. As Jodo Shinshu Buddhists, we shall seek to be humble and sincere in words and in deeds, to be responsible citizens of our society and to share with others the teachings of Jodo Shinshu. Understanding fully the principle of causality, we shall not practice petitionary prayer and magic, and do not depend on astrology and superstitions.