Tokyo shrine

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Fortyeightvows
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Tokyo shrine

Post by Fortyeightvows » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:19 pm

"Authorities suspect a row between the brother and sister over the shine’s chief priest position had prompted the apparent murder-suicide."

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/ ... ine-kills/

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Re: Tokyo shrine

Post by Queequeg » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:37 pm

Never heard of or seen it before, but from the aerial footage, that is a big shrine... must be a lot of money involved.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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Re: Tokyo shrine

Post by shaunc » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:08 am

How very sad that money, power and prestige can often trump the guiding principles of any religion.
Namu Amida Butsu.

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Re: Tokyo shrine

Post by Fortyeightvows » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:33 pm

"Tokyo shrine stabbing incident spotlights problems facing Shinto shrines nationwide"
http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/201 ... na/004000c

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