82 years ago on this day, in 1936, Master Shinjo resigned from his job as an aeronautical engineer and together with Shojushinin dedicated himself to paving a path for the spiritual liberation of all beings. The Shinnyo teachings are about bringing out our inherent potential so we may find fulfillment in our lives. This was what the Shinnyo Parents strove for in spite of experiencing difficulties and sadness. February 8 is therefore an occasion to reflect further on the difficult path taken by the Shinnyo Parents by learning how the Shinnyo Path was founded. The strength they cultivated from their determination to help others continues to inspire practitioners today.
Master Shinjo taught,
“February is the month in which the Shinnyo Path was founded. It was on February 8th that together with Tomoji, I embarked on a religious life. I recall that on this day, I was feeling nothing but joy for being able to dedicate my entire life and soul to helping others.”