Dear Kyoto NHK-ESS member
This is the announcement about the practice on April13.
We discuss about love; ``What is love? Do you believe love makes us change the world?``
１．Make some groups.
２．We discuss about love in the group based on below questions.(17:40-18:20)
(1)We have many kinds of love; love for men and women, love for family and love
for friends, and love for mankind. When do you feel `love` in your daily life?
Please talk about love based on your experience.
(2) We enjoy love from your surrounding; family, friends and so on in the daily
life. On the other hand, lots of people suffer from poverty, discrimination
and abuse in the wprld. Many people die in the poverty, sacrificed one`s life
for the war and commit suicide. Is it possible to save those people by the power
of love? Conversely, it is just ideal, it is impossible for us to save them.
What do you think of it?
(3) Religion is rooted deeply in our society. Love is the important creed for each
religion. One of the important doctrine for Buddhism is forgiveness and mercy.
Shinran(親鸞）taught even if you are evil, belief in Buddha leads you to
salvation. The center creed of Christianity is love to neighborhood. This is
unconditional love. Even though you give love to others, you would not expect
giving back it. If we act based on religious belief, we would achieve no
war, no hatred, no crime and no discrimination. But, we have not accomplished
yet so far. Do think our deed being loyal to the religious belief can solve
3. We discuss about love as a whole. (18:20-18:40)
Especially, we discuss upper two propositions; The first one is `is it possible
for us to save people in the all over the world by the power of love?` The another
one is ` Does being loyal to the creed of religion lead people to salvation from poverty
and suffering in the world?`