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Japanese notes for the first week of March

by: Brooke Kaufman

Japanese notes for the first week of March Rel 1000

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Here are the notes from this week's lecture on Thursday, March 3rd.
Religion 1000
Professor Riggs
Class Notes
funerals, Japan, Buddhism, Death, Dying, rebirth, shrine, ancestor, imperial, samurai, ronin
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Date Created: 03/03/16
Religion 1000 Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3:40 Japanese Religion Continued Samurai Values/Confucian popular values  47 Ronin o Roni: master less samurai o Master commits ritual sacrifice to make up for the fact he is egged into attacking a courtesan o His followers plot to kill the court lord for years o They raid the court and kill several people including the courtesan o They know they did wrong and kill themselves in ritual suicide o This story is taught in general education  To build a united nation Imperial Rescript in Education  1890  Kids must memorize it  Particular ritual to the script they must memorize Ethics textbooks  Section headings o Kindness of parents o Filial piety o Diligence in work o Learning o Frugality o Honor ancestors o Honesty o Emperor o Loyalty Death, Dying, and Beyond  Body and society o Microcosm and Macrocosm  Death: o Social, eternal, rupture in society o Individual, mortal, challenge to self identify Funerals  Basic roles: o Confirm death o Adjustment of social rules/status o Time for healing o Ritual designed to secure positive post mortem life for the dead  Attempt to understand the threat of death  Commitment to life (death rituals)  Method to overcome paradox of social eternity/human frailty Ancestor Veneration  Departed=household members who died recently o Retain individuality o Continued affection from living members o Join members at special occasions o For 50 years, memorial tablet with their name sits in Buddhist altar  Ancestors=departed members no longer in memory o Corporate ancestors share singe tablet on altar o Same rights/duties of membership as living and departed but are impersonal  Outsiders=membership not easily determined o Usually no place on altar Ancestor Veneration Relationship  Living=grateful for legacy left and gift of life  AV=continuance of filial piety into death  Departed intervene in world of living o Family misfortune  Emotional significance of ostracism  Learning AV through observation has ceased  Urban housing size  Lost contact with family temple Funerals in Japan  Wake (tsuya)  Funeral  Cremation o Bone lifting  Burial Other World: Pre-Buddhist Japan  Nasty place  Dead, lonely, longing for life again  Over time: o Ancestors await o Rebirth/regeneration of soul o Dead linger near site of death or near the grave Basic Buddhism-Realms (Rokudo)  Heavenly realms  Asura (titan) realms  Human realms  Beasts  Hungry Ghosts  Hells  Transmigration due to spiritual ignorance  Together these realms=samsara


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