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Omoto, in order to encourage international understanding, gives a special place to the study and use of
It is possible that the creation myth that tells of numerous kami
unites the beliefs of several clans or tribes.
The emperor of Japan came to be considered a father figure for the whole country. This
seems to show the influence of Confucianism.
The islands of Japan, according to the creation story, are a sort of this-worldly heaven because
humans share the islands with divine beings who live there.
Part of the accommodation between Shinto and Buddhism included
a division of focus with Buddhism associated with philosophy, death and afterlife while Shinto was called on for agriculture and fertility.
During the Meiji Restoration, Shinto became tied to growing nationalism through
emphasis on the divine origins of the emperor.
Among the numerous kami are the powers of nature; spirits associated with particular places in nature such as trees, waterfalls, and mountains; the ancestors; and
The Shinto shrine that is dedicated to Amaterasu and is the shrine of the imperial family is located at
Adi Granth means "Holy Death"; death by self-starvation, valued in Jainism as a noble end of a long life of virtue and detachment.
Tirthankara means "crossing maker"; in Jainism, one of the twenty-four ideal human beings of the past, Mahavira being the most recent.
Ahimsa is a poem by Guru Nanak that begins the Adi Granth; the poem is recited daily by pious Sikhs.
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