How 'The Laws of the Sun' changed my life
“As I watched Master Okawa speak and read his books, I intuitively understood that everything He was saying was absolutely 100% true.”
Dear members of Happy Science,
In the summer of 2013, I had one of the most painful experiences of my life.
I lost my father suddenly.
I felt completely alone and lost. I had no answers as to what would happen to him after death. I became extremely lonely and nervous, and thought everybody was against me. I felt that I was doomed to a life of poverty, and I had no hope in life. Looking back, I realize now that I was desperately searching for a salvation that was within reach.
After graduating high school I began to have a strong feeling that I was going to find the truth if I kept searching for it. I knew that there was a certain something that would change everything. It took many hours of watching videos and studying religious and spiritual topics until the certain something popped out of nowhere. I was searching on YouTube for this something every day.
I had an intense feeling one day that I should click on a movie called The Laws of the Sun on the sidebar. Little did I know that my entire life would transform at this very moment. As I watched the movie, I felt light pouring into me for the first time. It was like I was being pulled out of a dark cave into the sun very quickly.
After finishing the movie, a unique feeling stayed with me for around a month. It was a feeling of hope, compassion, and regret. I felt like I had been living a shameful life as I stared into the sky and thought. I realized that whoever or whatever had produced such a profound movie is where I could learn the truth.
I looked up Ryuho Okawa, and watched some of his lecture clips online. I also purchased The Laws of the Sun book and read it very slowly and carefully. As I watched Master Okawa speak and read his books, I intuitively understood that everything He was saying was absolutely 100% true.
After gaining new knowledge, everything began to make sense.
Once I understood how the Universe works, my life started improving.
Master Okawa’s teachings always come back to a few fundamental concepts. He teaches love, enlightenment, and the Creation of Utopia.
What I didn’t realize before reading his books is that by understanding how the world works, I became more capable of improving myself.
Most people think that we are dependent on the actions of other people and our environment. With such a mindset, they blame their circumstances when things go wrong. But, I came to realize two things. One is that there are “Laws,” which run throughout the Universe, that govern how all things operate. The second is that we have full control over our destiny. That means we have full responsibility.
I have practiced these teachings more and more over the past five years. I was really surprised to find just how capable I became in changing myself. From my gained understanding of how the world operates, I started changing my habits and lifestyle in the most positive direction and have been experiencing the happiness that such a life brings.
Love that Gives
The teachings in The Laws of the Sun give us an ultimate direction to aim towards in our path of life. One crucial element towards spiritual progress is increasing the level of our love.
There are three levels of love that everybody can learn. We call this “the Developmental Stages of Love.”
- Fundamental Love: A basic form of “love that gives.” This is the love between family members or friends, a type of love with which we are all very familiar. It is the love of a parent for a child, a child for his or her parents, a man for a woman, a woman for a man, one friend or neighbor for another.
- Nurturing Love: Spiritually nurturing love involves more than simply being kind to others. It requires us to teach and guide them so that they can grow spiritually. It gives us the power to improve the world, to make it a better place. This is the type of love you encounter on your path to becoming a leader of great character—a path that requires wisdom.
- Forgiving Love: People who practice forgiving love have already been through a transformative spiritual awakening; many virtuous leaders in religion have possessed forgiving love. It is a love that transcends the dichotomy of good and evil and is a state of mind completely devoted to one’s sacred mission.
Enlightenment and Spiritual Insight
In The Laws of the Sun, we also learn that, to know love is the equivalent of attaining enlightenment. Giving love is the way to spiritual refinement, so if you are depriving others of love, you are not on the path to enlightenment.
“Throughout the ages, human beings have always sought Enlightenment. Some of us may not know exactly what enlightenment is, but we all have an undeniable desire to develop our souls. It’s woven into the very fabric of our humanity.“
“I introduce a grand system of knowledge of the truth, but your first aim must be to master the teachings on how to refine your mind and soul. Seventy to eighty percent of your spiritual discipline should be dedicated to mastering those teachings. If you do not make this effort, no matter how much historical knowledge you acquire, you will never be able to attain enlightenment.“
Basically, what I learned is that, “it is not about the quantity of the love you give. What matters most is the quality of love.” That opened my eyes to the value system of Heaven. I could finally see things from the eyes of the Angels above us.
Creation of Utopia
The three concepts of love, enlightenment and the creation of a utopia will work together to achieve the ideals of Primordial Buddha. When I started thinking about how to contribute to ‘The Creation of Utopia,’ I found so much more purpose and meaning in my life.
- We were all born with a certain “life plan” and mission. By fulfilling them, we advance in our spiritual level and this world becomes brighter.
- A leading culture is created by large numbers of high spirits gathering in a particular area at a particular time.
- In order to create a new culture or a new civilization, there must be a spiritual foundation.
- How the world is shaped depends on our power to imagine and create.
- If this world becomes a utopia, hell will diminish.
Everything in Happy Science connects back to this incredible unified theory of Truth. By believing in it and understanding it, our enthusiasm to live a purposeful life becomes so powerful. That’s why I really love spreading these teachings to the people. Basically, over a period of time, they become happier. But they also start to improve themselves and their lives with enthusiasm. Then they decide to start contributing to the joy of their home, their workplace, their community, and their country. It’s a never-ending cycle of awesome happiness!
(If you’ve read The True Words Spoken by Buddha, I’m sure you’ve imagined a similar scene as the one above.)
Knowing All the Secrets of Heaven ➜ Unite the World’s Religions
A part of that incredible unified theory of Truth that I mentioned above includes the creation of the universe and the creation of humankind. It is astonishing, but we get to learn all the spiritual secrets for the first time ever! Everything is contained in The Laws of the Sun.
Master Okawa goes on to teach us the names and reincarnations of the greatest souls in Heaven, from every religion and culture. We learn why the religions developed the way they did, why they created conflicts with others, and the way to overcome all their differences and re-unite them.
So many people say, “we need to make peace,” “we need to coexist,” or “let’s unite the world.” But, here it teaches us the exact method and way to unite them. Master Okawa’s teachings will literally solve all these major world problems and conflicts.
That’s because the source of these teachings is El Cantare. The hidden name of Master Okawa’s soul. This hidden name was opened from The Laws of the Sun. El Cantare sent parts of his soul into the world throughout history to create a new civilization or culture.
One time, he was born as Gautama Buddha of India, another time as Hermes of Greece. These souls fulfilled their mission to build a utopian society in the time and place they were born. Now, the core part of Lord El Cantare has descended to the world. He is here to build a Utopia on a global scale.
I’ll leave you with one final thing… “why we can’t wait”
We are now in an era where the Coronavirus is spreading and mutating faster than the vaccine can be administered. The vaccine was made very quickly and is not proven to mitigate advanced mutations. There are also totalitarian countries gaining power and strength. The world is abundant with nuclear weapons. We have even seen a reversion of some places where concentration camps and ethnic genocide are being used.
But we mustn’t forget that Heaven is always watching over us. Master Okawa forecasted long ago that 2020 was the beginning of the “Golden Age.” The Golden Age will be a time of destruction, where all the old and evil things which no longer serve humanity will be stripped down and crushed. We might feel the heavy burden of living in such a time.
Truly, truly, there must be a way to survive and thrive in such an era. It is by following the teachings of the Living Buddha, the Modern Savior, Master Ryuho Okawa. “The world is now being purified. By believing in El Cantare, humankind can be granted final, supreme, and greatest salvation.“
Yes, that will require a leap of faith. But, we already learned that, “every tree is known by his own fruit.” Master Okawa is giving us the fruits of salvation. Let’s take that leap of faith together with love, enlightenment, and the enthusiasm to create a Utopia in this world.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to witnessing your spiritual evolution.