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Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Hopefully you get what I'm trying to say. I'm tired just worked 12 hours and my brains a little numb. But I firmly believe that unless you are actually experienced in commiting violence you don't have any real perspective on bushido. Your are just speculating. Not refering to anyone in particular when I say you. Not directing that at you directly I mean. But yeah to get the deeper understand about bushido you gotta actually walk the wm and experience violence understand the power in it and develop the wisdom and experience to have the discipline to use it or not when a time comes.
There's much more to it of course but its too much to get into and type with my thumbs on my phone this late at night.edit on 1-8-2013 by BASSPLYR because: (no reason given)
In the early stages of Buddhism it was prohibited to worship an idol or image. Furthermore, it was considered impossible to create an image that would capture the greatness of Buddha. Eventually, however, religious people began to seek a ground for their faith and create Buddhist images as their objects of worship. As the doctrines were manifested, more and more statues, pictures and figures were produced.
In Mikkyo the main images are the Five Buddhas of Wisdom with Dainichi Nyorai (Mahavairocana) as the central Buddha. These Five Buddhas of Wisdom can often be found in mandala replications. Over time, a multitude of Buddhas were created with an equally diverse range of characteristics. Each image has its own special sacred connections and powers to heal followers. In Shingon Buddhism, visual images are used to help facilitate spiritual practice. Mudras, mantras and mandalas are a necessary part of developing spiritual training. These three keys are essential to leading followers toward the potential of attaining enlightenment.
Originally posted by Bugeisha
reply to post by Kashai
Thanks for the clarification, i think the OP and others will benefit from knowing exactly what it is you were referring to.
I suspected... but it was a pretty big stretch.
Originally posted by borntowatch
Slaughtered allied soldiers (prisoners) like animals.
Truly inhumane monsters
But hay, whatever you want to believe
Bushido, worse than the naziis