Religion: Koshukwai

Three pinches of holy incense, dropped into a smoking bowl in San Francisco's Hwongjo Temple, opened last week the first convention of Buddhists ever held in the U. S. In number 400, they represented the Shinshu sect, one of Buddhism's twelve major branches. They were preluding a Pan-Pacific Buddhists' Conference to be held in Tokyo in 1934. Mostly Orientals, they came from homes in Canada, Hawaii, various parts of the U. S. Frequent in their devotions was the repeated "Namu Ami Dabutsu," a Buddhist hymn which means "Let us follow the Buddha."...

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