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Shinto and Buddhism 10 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: -583  
One of our friends on Youtube has asked what Japanese people believe in relation to Buddhism and Shinto..

I found this:

Of citizens claiming a faith, 50.3 percent adhered to Shintoism, 44 percent to Buddhism, 4.7 percent to "other," and 1 percent to Christianity. Shintoism and Buddhism are not mutually exclusive and most Shinto and Buddhist believers follow both faiths.
 
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Meaning of life is simply,"now" Not worry about past you cannot change it,Not worry about future it will simply arrive,Do very best for yourself,also all living creatures,
"Now" in this moment,this is all we have,Qunli Bond
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Re:Shinto and Buddhism 10 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: -583  
I found this on Shinto

SHINTO

The word Shinto is comprised of two Chinese characters and is often translated as "the way of the gods." The first character, when used alone, is pronounced kami, which means "god, deity" or "divine power" and the second character means "way" or "path."

Kami can be used to describe just one god or as a collective term for the many gods that are a central part of worship in Japan. A part of all aspects of life, kami appear in may different forms. Nature kami live in sacred stones, trees, mountains and other aspects of nature. Clan kami, which are the guardian deities of specific clans. Actually these are considered to be a deified ancestor of the clan. Another kami is the ta no kami, which is the god of the rice paddies. This kami is worshipped at rice planting and harvest festivals. The heavenly divinities who live on the Takamagahara (High Celestial Plain) are those kami that are similar to gods in the Western sense. These kami are led by Amaterasu Omikami, the goddess who is worshipped at the Ise Shrine, which is the central shrine of Shinto.
 
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Re:Shinto and Buddhism 10 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
I often sit zazen like Zen Buddhist monks from Japan. I'm not sure why I do it at times. It can be challenging to sit there and focus while thinking of nothing. I used to go and sit with a small group in Canada that had a Japanese liniage (spelling?) I am sometimes curious if foreigners are ever accepted to study in real Japanese Soto Zen temples. If anyone knows about that let me know.
 
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Meaning of life is simply,"now" Not worry about past you cannot change it,Not worry about future it will simply arrive,Do very best for yourself,also all living creatures,
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Re:Shinto and Buddhism 10 Years, 1 Month ago Karma: 0  
so shinto is from what i'm understanding ,,,they worship nature? and a sort of yin yang thing? and is there let say a bible of sort or is it do what you like? and do the japanese do the same as koreans when a love one die they present food or drink to him( grave of the person) and believing by doing this they (the dead person )will give them good in this life?
 
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