Japanese notes for the first week of March
Japanese notes for the first week of March Rel 1000
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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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