By Kan Kikuchi
This novel is a compelling tale of a Buddhist monk who undertakes a doubtless very unlikely job as a way to satisfy his non secular goal to assist these he had formerly harmed. It exhibits how, within the strategy of changing his karma, he additionally transforms the lives of others. it's according to the lifetime of a precise monk who lived through the 18th century in Japan and indicates that it doesn't matter what anyone has performed, together with homicide and theft, he can thoroughly flip his lifestyles round and comprehend the best fulfillment---the direct event of the everlasting, the Buddha Nature---and can then dedicate his existence to selfless carrier since it is his nature to take action.
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When reborn, five aggregates are again combined to form a new person. That this happens "by action," "like the image in the mirror" implies that the new combination of five aggregates is effectuated in view of one's previous deeds. Action thus' becomes the means with which the doctrine of selflessness can be expressed. 55 This means that action becomes the link between the non-self and transmigration. Action (karman) is a function which always continues to exist. This does not mean that it continues indefinitely in time: its continuation only has effect on one's own person.
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