Monday, 7 April 2014

My Interest in Shinto, Bushido and the Hagakuré/Sun Tzu - A modern commentary to go?

In Bushido declaring to choose death in a choice between life and death, I think this must be understood as choosing death in Dying to Reject a Life that Is Deeply Sinful, i.e., a kind of parallel to Rejection of the Cardinal Sins by the Weapon.

It says, Bushido, that this choice arises "in the presence of Death", not in the joyful life, only. Equally so, Jihad stands more clear to the Christian mind in waging the religious life despite the many challenges (of violence, threats, corruption, other crime).

This means that any mentally pathological side to living life needs to be warned against and "fought", also with the weapon in hand, real, unarmed or metaphorically.

The Muslims on the other hand say that Christians are in "(metaphysical) global  Jihad" with the story of Jesus Christ, one that I have deep sympathies too.

(More is coming...)

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushido
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hagakure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Souls%27_Day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Day

Note: I think there is a need to replace any voodoo suspicion in Ko-(Shinto) with a more spirited (Ko-)Shinto, one that's also more "flexible" in seeing a more lively life, afterlife and nature.

3 comments:

  1. One comment:
    The "game"/the World is to that disgusting degree that there's no room for saints and to express this from (even) the (uncommon female killer's /) women's side we have Maria Magdalena by Sandra singing "sharpen the senses and turn the knife [against the enemy]" (now mSomatism).
    ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Magdalene )

    The other side, the men's "and the 100s of weapons", comes from Cobra and "you're the disease and I'm the cure!"

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  2. Added:
    This means that any mentally pathological side to living life needs to be warned against and "fought", also with the weapon in hand, real, unarmed or metaphorically.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Souls%27_Day
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints%27_Day

    (Also "the missing tags".)

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  3. In siding with, note on religious symmetry, ecumenism and religious humanism, (Ko-)Shinto, you may want to take note of the "Maria Magdalena"/Mary Magdalene and

    2 Corinthians 6:14-18 - Warning Against Idolatry (Idolatry = Failure to the path of Heaven, failure in terms of morality)

    14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial[a]? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
    “I will live with them
    and walk among them,
    and I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.”[b]

    17 Therefore,
    “Come out from them
    and be separate,
    says the Lord.
    Touch no unclean thing,
    and I will receive you.”[c]

    18 And,
    “I will be a Father to you,
    and you will be my sons and daughters,
    says the Lord Almighty.”[d]

    (I've used the reference from New International Version (NIV) and www.biblegateway.com .)

    Note also that, usually, the decent and morally straight are the ones who assaulted in the back so one needs "to sharpen the senses" and be ALERT in order for a dream of Utopia to come true!

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