Joined: 27 Jan 2007 Posts: 1136 Location: Australia
Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:35 pm Post subject:
they pretty much became open to anyone who requested lodgings-whether or not the temple really wanted them there. Turning away large groups of angry, armed men without any defenses of your own had a good chance of resulting in seeing your temple getting burned down. Remember how Nishi-
honganji did everything they could to get rid of the Shinsengumi when they set up shop at their temple?
I see - I suppose this assumption that anyone could take over a temple also indicates a certain lack of regard for Buddhism. Yoshida Shoin certainly was quite anti-Buddhist (I'll look up the details over the weekend), and from my reading the preferred deity among Choshu shishi was Sugiwara no Michizane.
Joined: 03 Apr 2008 Posts: 487 Location: Very rural Tennessee
Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:38 pm Post subject:
Obenjo Kusanosuke wrote:
Hey, what a good idea! _________________ "It is largely left to her (Nature) own natural bodily perfection, and she has no special need to resort to artificial coloring and powdering to look beautiful." -Takeda Shingen's "death poem," borrowed from Zen literature.
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