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.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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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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