Can anyone join Happy Science?
Yes. Happy Science is a worldwide religion established in 1986 by Master Ryuho Okawa. It is a religion that unites all people from different backgrounds, cultures, professions, and faiths — whether Christianity, Buddhism, Jewish, Islam, Hinduism, or others — to study together in joy and harmony. Members will not be required to convert from their…
Why “Happy Science”?
Happy Science in Japanese is “Kofuku-no-Kagaku”. “Kofuku” means “Happiness”, and “Kagaku” means “Science”. In grammatically correct English, the translation would be “The Science of Happiness”. However, the “Happy Science” was adopted for simplicity, as it is easier to remember and can be pronounced by all the people around the world regardless of their country of…
Why is Happy Science a religion for all people?
This is because Happy Science does not denounce or repudiate other religions. Though our teachings are unique, it embraces many of the important teachings of the worldwide religions. As previously mentioned, members of Happy Science are not required to convert from their existing faiths and are able to study our teachings alongside their original religions….
What is the main difference between Happy Science and other religions and philosophies?
While most of the world religions mainly stress the importance of achieving happiness in the afterlife, our teachings stress the importance of achieving happiness that continues from this world to the other. The teachings of Happy Science are not only mystical, but also rational with clear application that can be made in daily life. At…
Is Happy Science a Japanese religion or a worldwide religion?
Although Happy Science originated in Japan, it is a worldwide religion as its teachings are for everyone regardless of one’s nationality, race, or gender. People from all over the world are attracted to our teachings, and are studying with great interest.
What does the R.O. logo mean?
The R.O. logo stands for Ryuho Okawa, the founder of Happy Science. The color gold symbolizes the almighty God, or the Supreme God.
Is Happy Science a sect of Buddhism or Christianity?
No. Happy Science is a new religion with a set of unique teachings that embraces the Buddhist idea of enlightenment, the Christian concept of practicing love, and the philosophy of success that was taught in Greece by Hermes 4300 years ago. Thus, it can be said that the teachings of Happy Science brings together the…
Is Happy Science somehow connected to Scientology?
No, Happy Science has no connection or relation to Scientology.
Are there any requirements in becoming a member?
Anyone who is passionate in studying the teachings, wants to do something good for the world, and has faith in the God of the Earth, El Cantare, is welcomed to become a member anytime.
Are there any membership fees?
No. However, we highly appreciate any financial support, as it helps us in spreading our teachings, and holding activities that will lead to a better world.