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Japanese study guide

by: Brooke Kaufman

Japanese study guide Rel 1000

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Here is the study guide for the unit test on Japanese religions on Thursday of this week! I am hearing that no matter how I try to upload this document it is coming up as blank, so if you want i...
Religion 1000
Professor Riggs
Study Guide
shinto, Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism, religion, Japan, AUM, etc.
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Date Created: 03/15/16
Japanese Study Guide Vocabulary to know:  Thaumaturgy: wonderment  Tsumi: sin/transgression  Kegare: pollution  Makoto: sincerity  Genkan: entry way  Jin: relationship/proper attitude of relationships  Makoto no kokoro: heart/spirit of truthfulness  On: thanksgiving  Megumi: blessings  Bushido: way of the warrior  Roni: master­less samurai    Kasha: feelings of thankfulness    Grili: duty    Makato: sincerity Buddhism:  4 noble truths  Eightfold path  Conditioned arising  Sangaku: three learning’s (simplified eightfold path) o #1­2: wisdom o #3­5: moral virtue o #6­8: meditation  Buddhism given as gift from King of Paekche (Korea) in 553 to try and get Japan  as an ally  Chinese elite culture  Importance of ritual Shinto:  Creation myth of Japan  Inzamani (female) and Izangi (male)  Death=danger  Positive worldview (life will triumph)  “The way of deities”  Tsumi o Internal and external o Mix with Buddhism o Pollution  Purification (internal and external)  All humans share common principle of life Confucianism:  China  Confucius (551­479)  Basis for government/society  The 5 relations o Sovereign and subject o Husband and wife o Parent and child (most important) o Elder brother and younger brother o Friend and friend   The 5 virtues o Goodness o Diligence o Magnamity (generosity) o Courtesy o Good faith/trust Matsuri:  Festivals  Three fold pattern for understanding: o Separation o Liminal state (between­ness) o Disassociation/re­association  o Important Samurai values: th  Previous to 17  century  Nostalgia for imagined past grows  Strain I: Bushido o Confucian scholar developed o Def: way of the warrior  4 classes: warrior, farmer, artisian, and merchant (1600­1800)  moral exemplar   military preparedness and ethical training  Strain II: spirit of absolute sacrifice  47 ronin o master provoked to violence on a lord o master commits ritual suicide  o followers plot assassination of court lord who caused their master’s death o raid court and kill everyone o kill themselves o story is taught in general education Death, Dying, and Beyond:  body and society, microcosm and macrocosm  death has two sides: o social, eternal, rupture in society o individual, mortal, and challenge of self identity  Ancestors: o Departed=household members who died recently o Ancestors=departed members no longer in memory o Outsiders=membership not easily determined o Living are grateful for legacy left and the gift of their life o AV=continuance of filial piety into death o Lost contact with family temple  Funerals o Wake (tsuya) o Funeral o Cremation  Bone lifting o The other world is a nasty place o Buddhism realms  Heavenly realms  Asura (titan) realms  Human realms  Beasts  Hungry ghosts  Hells  These realms all together are samsara New Religion:  2 main strands: Shinto and Buddhist based  ancestor veneration, shamanism, wordly beliefs, and lay­focused  primacy of action (focus on practical solutions)  patt


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