Each year in the month of March, we celebrate the birth of Founding Master Shinjo. We have our sangha today through the births of the Shinnyo Founders and their dedication to paving a path for all to be spiritually awakened. Therefore, practitioners mark these occasions by expressing our thanks and renewing our pledge to act in concrete ways.
The occasion has been renamed to reflect the years that have passed since his birth. In turn, each of us can be inspired to nurture our spiritual growth with every year that goes by. Master Shinjo once said, “I understand that—driven by sincere wishes within the congregation—we will be holding a celebration of my birth this month, but I pray you will use the occasion as an opportunity to act upon the singular desire that has motivated me all these years that the greatest number of people possible come to live in a realm of joy.”
This year is a celebration of Master Shinjo’s 112th. As we align our hearts with his wish for all to find happiness, let us take this opportunity to commemorate his birth with as many concrete acts for others.