Religion: Buddhism in America

"While the Vatican Council in Rome is celebrating the eventual unity of all Christians, here in New York we are celebrating the essential unity of all man's religions," Unitarian Minister Donald Harrington told his congregation at Manhattan's Community Church last week. As Harrington completed his sermon, a prayer gong sounded, and a red-robed priest began to chant the ancient Shishinrai:

We reverently pay homage to the Eternal Buddha.

We reverently pay homage to the Eternal Dharma.

We reverently pay homage to the Eternal Sangha.

The Twelve Adorations were chanted and the Eight Paths of Righteousness explained. Sharing the platform were priests and scholars who had...

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