“The reason why the ‘Laws of Justice’ is taught now is to create a ‘world we can believe in’, for we all have the right to live in such a world.”
Those were the words of Founder and CEO of Happy Science Group, Ryuho Okawa, at the Makuhari Messe lecture in Chiba, Japan.
This lecture was the “El Cantare Festival”, which is one of two major festivals that take place annually. Titled “To The World We Can Believe In”, it was broadcast live to 3500 locations around the world.
During the opening portion of his remarks, Master Okawa touched on various issues of nation and religion that were pertinent to events that took place in 2015, and shared his thoughts on the year ahead.
Later in the lecture he pointed to his 2000th publication “The Laws of Justice”, and mentioned “If there is a being that led humanity from its creation, and he were to show humanity how to think about the various problems that it faces. If he were to point humanity toward a better future. And if those listening to his words were convinced about the righteousness of his words. Then I believe that the shallow, earthly conflicts consuming the world will eventually disappear.”
Master Okawa reached enlightenment on March 1981, and in July of the same year, realized that he is “El Cantare”, who holds the mission to lead humanity toward happiness. On July 1986, he left his position at a major trading firm, and founded “Happy Science” on October of that year.
Since then, he has given over 2400 lectures and seminars around the world. Many of these lectures have been published, reaching the 2000th publication with the “Laws of Justice”. This publication has been translated into 27 different languages, including English, French, German, and Spanish, and serves as a compass for individuals around the world.
In this lecture, he touched on the following points.
- The righteousness of academia, science, and journalism.
- The airstrikes against the Islamic State, undertaken by advanced nations.
- The reason why contemporary world religious are incapable of creating a better future.
- The mistakes of Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.
- The relation between religion and scholarship.
- His thoughts on the pervading sense that “God is Dead”.
- The meaning behind teaching truth.
This lecture can be seen at Happy Science temples and offices around the world.