Zen and Shinto 18: Values

Sincerity, loyalty, self-sacrifice.  Zen or Shinto values? Mindfulness is a key concept in both Zen and Shinto.  Purification and egolessness too. Harae (purification) and kegare (impurity) in Shinto resemble Delusion and Attachment in Buddhism.  The goal in both religions is … Continue reading

Rubbish!

  You wouldn’t think litter has much to do with Shinto.  Indeed you might suppose a religion based on purity would lead to a culture that is vehemently opposed to littering.  And so it seems to the hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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