All Happy Science members have faith in El Cantare, the supreme God whose mission is to bring happiness to all humanity. The teachings of El Cantare go beyond differences of all religions, all nations and all races, Happy Science is a religion that unites and is open to everyone. Happy Science welcomes all people who want to improve themselves through the Exploration of the Right Mind and daily practice of The Fourfold Path of Love, Wisdom, Self-Reflection and Progress. Through improving ourselves, we are able to bring positive changes to our families, society and the world. In other words, contributing toward creating utopia on Earth.
To join Happy Science is a precious moment in everyone’s life. A ceremony will be held in accordance to the type of membership you choose – a member or a devotee member. Please contact us at your nearest local branch, local temple or missionary center for further information.
Depending on how deep your soul feels connected to the Truth, you can join us as a member or as a devotee to the Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Members receive The True Words Spoken By Buddha, which contains the basic Happy Science sutra, and other two sutra, the translation from the Japanese, “Prayer to the Lord” and “Prayer to Guardian and Guiding Spirits.” If you are interested in becoming a member, please visit your nearest local branch, local temple or missionary center, where you will be able to apply for membership. A short ceremony will be held to welcome you as a precious member of our happy family.
In addition, in December 2019, with the great mercy of Master Ryuho Okawa, we received a new sutra, The True Words Spoken By Buddha, which is an English sutra, directly given from Master Ryuho Okawa. The sutra directly given in English from Master Himself when recited, has miraculous spiritual power. This explanation lecture, “Lecture on ‘The True Words Spoken By Buddha'” is available to watch at Happy Science Temples around the world.
*All Happy Science prayers hold great spiritual power as they come from the highest realms of Heaven, and are directly inspired by such consciousness as El Cantare, Shakyamuni Buddha, Hermes and Jesus Christ.
The True Words Spoken By Buddha
Prayer to the Lord
Prayer to Guardian and Guiding Spirit
All new members will receive The True Words Spoken By Buddha, the English sutra directly given by Master Ryuho Okawa and Prayer to the Lord and Prayer to Guardian and Guiding Spirits, the translation from the Japanese sutra. The True Words Spoken By Buddha is now the main fundamental sutra.
These sutras contain the core teachings of Happy Science, and extensive explanations of these sutras can be found in the number of books by Master Ryuho Okawa.
The True Words Spoken By Buddha and the other six prayers are all inspired by Shakyamuni Buddha’s consciousness. Therefore these sutras have the power to purify our minds through the light of Buddha. This prayer has 10,000 times more power than the Lotus Sutra or the Heart Sutra of Buddhism.
“Prayer to the Lord”
“Prayer to the Lord” is a prayer to express our gratitude to Lord El Cantare for giving us power, wisdom, love and light. It is a prayer for nurturing happiness not only for ourselves, but also of others.
“Prayer to Guardian and Guiding Spirits”
“Prayer to Guardian and Guiding Spirits” helps us to connect with our guardian spirit – the part of our own consciousness (subconscious) residing in the Spirit World. Through this prayer, we offer gratitude to our brother or sister soul for guiding and protecting us from the world beyond this one.
*The prayers, “The True Words Spoken By Buddha,” and translation from the Japanese, “Prayer to the Lord,” and “Prayer to Guardian and Guiding Spirits” are included in the prayer book for the members.
*For existing members, please contact us or visit your nearest local branch, local temple or missionary center for more information.
Those who want to pledge devotion to The Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, will receive The True Words Spoken By Buddha and the full translated version of Bussetsu Shoshinhogo, two powerful books of prayer: Prayer Book I and II (translated version), and Prayer to El Cantare (translated version). If you are interested in becoming a devotee member, please visit your nearest local branch, local temple or missionary center, where you will be able to apply for membership.
The following four prayer books are able to receive by the Devotee members.
The True Words Spoken By Buddha
Other Six Sutras
Bussetsu Shoshinhogo is the fundamental sutra book consisting of six translated sutras that express the basic teaching of Happy Science. The six sutras are “Words of Aspiration for Enlightenment; The Pledge of Discipline,” “Words of Wisdom; Buddha’s Enlightenment,” “Words of Awakening, Step-by-Step Teaching,” “Words of Emancipation; Buddha’s Teaching: The Eightfold Path,” “Words of Infinity; Buddha’s Teaching: The Missionary Work Sutra,” “Words of Justice; Buddha’s Teaching: The Devil-Quelling Sutra.”
Prayers Book I
This prayer book consists of eight prayers translated from the Japanese, such as the “Prayer for Recovery from Illness” and the “Prayer for Exorcising Evil Spirits,” which include ritual practices.
Prayers Book II
This prayer book consists of ten prayers translated from the Japanese that will help you realize concrete wishes such as wealth, harmony at home or academic success.
Prayer to El Cantare
This prayer book translated from Japanese is for the believers of Happy Science, to make pledges to live to contribute for the happiness of many people.
If you wish to become a member, you can contact your nearest local branch, local temple or missionary center.