Master Ryuho Okawa, the founder of Happy Science
Happy Science is a world religion founded by Master Ryuho Okawa in 1986. Our aim is to help people be happier based on the true view of life.
Human beings are spiritual beings. We are a soul residing in a physical body. The center of it is our mind. We reincarnate many times between this world and the other world, gaining different life experiences, and growing infinitely as an individual soul.
All About Our Faith, El Cantare
Our Faith, El Cantare
At Happy Science, we believe that the Creator has a name, and that name is El Cantare.
The name “El Cantare” means “The Light of the Earth.”
El Cantare is, therefore, the Supreme God of the Earth, who exists beyond gods of all nations and is the very Mercy which has nourished human beings from the beginning of Creation.
To believe in El Cantare means to believe that all people are created equal as children of God and promised to be happier and happier. It is to believe that El Cantare is the improvement of the human race and destination of the people in the world.
The Spiritual View of Life
Human beings were born into this world from Heaven. We are a soul that has been given eternal life and the opportunity to grow through experiencing many lifetimes. Since we all have to leave this physical world when we die, our pursuit of happiness must be a happiness that carries over from this world to the other.
Exploration of the Right Mind
There are laws for becoming happier, and laws for becoming unhappier. Exploring the right mind means to seek and practice the principles of happiness. The four principles are love, wisdom, self-reflection and progress.
Become a member of Happy Science
At Happy Science, you can become a member to receive the basic sutra (prayer book) and explore the teachings, or skip straight to becoming a devotee. A devotee pledges devotion to the Three Treasures – Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha.
Buddha : Master Ryuho Okawa, Living Buddha and Savior, and the only One who can teach the Laws of El Cantare
Dharma : The teachings of Master Ryuho Okawa, who is Lord El Cantare
Sangha : Happy Science which practices and protects the teachings of El Cantare