"Karma is action. Every act has a result. That is karma. If you perform positive karma, it will continue very well. It will help you and help other people. So karma should be understood in a positive way also. To product a thought of loving-kindness, compassion and understanding. Doing something to help people suffer less is a wonderful karma." by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Karma leads to future consequences, which are "the fruits of action". Human beings are destroying our earth and treating other creatures like slaves. Let's support animal protection and create positive karma and build up a better future for ourselves and our next generation now.
Omamori are essentially prayers or sacred inscriptions inside small, colorful brocade pouches sold at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples all across Japan. In Japanese “omamori” (お守り, 御守) means “to protect” or “protection.”
The common types of omamori are as follows:
Katsumori (勝守) – success; to win/succeed at something you have hoped for
Shiawase (幸せ) – happiness; to help you achieve happiness in life
Kaiun (開運) – good fortune; the general “good luck” sort of talisman
Yakuyoke (厄除け) – warding off evil/ill fortune; prevents bad luck from hindering your goals
Kenko (健康) – general good health
Anzan (安産) – for a safe and easy pregnancy and childbirth
Kotsu-anzen (交通安全) – traffic safety; protection for drivers and travelers in vehicles
Kanai-anzen (家内安全) – safety and well-being of your family; prosperity in the home
Gakugyo-joju (学業成就) – for success in studies, passing exams (for students and scholars)
Shobai-hanjo (商売繁盛) – success in business, financial matters, and career growth
En-musubi (縁結び) – love; to find a partner (1 charm), or to protect a relationship (2 charms)
Byoki-heyu (病気平癒) – “get well soon”; only for those currently ill or recovering from illness
[Important rules for omamori]
Q: Where should I keep it?
A: Omamori should either be worn on your person, on something you have with you often or kept close to what they will protect.
Q: Should I get one or multiple charms? A: You can have multiple charms if you need more protection than that.
Q: What should I do if it breaks or gets dirty? A: Put it inside your bag in a pocket instead or have it in a drawer/on a shelf at home. Do not wash your omamori, if you do so you’ll be washing away the protective power.
Q: How long can I keep it for? A: You should replace the damaged omamori or the omamori that has been in use for about a year.
Kōtoku-in is a Buddhist temple of the Jōdo-shū sect, in the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Its mountain name is Taiizan, and its common temple name is Shōjōsen-ji. The temple is renowned for The Great Buddha of Kamakura, a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitābha, which is one of the most famous icons of Japan. It is also a designated National Treasure, and one of the twenty-two historic sites included in Kamakura's proposal for inclusion in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.