By Jennifer Basye Sander
Christmas has a fashion of reminding us of what quite matters—and what might be extra very important than our household? From husbands and other halves to boyfriends and girlfriends to long-lost loves, the real-life romances during this e-book are surrounded by means of the enjoyment and benefits of the Christmas season.
This assortment will hot your center and soothe your soul during the lengthy winter.
A Kiss below the Mistletoe fantastically celebrates the way in which love and religion can remodel a chilly day in December into the main magical day of the yr.
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In October of that year they distributed to branch temples a tract, Wartime Living and Shin Belief (Senji seikatsu to Shinshū shinkō),233 the foreword of which reads, We greet the 2600th anniversary of the founding of the imperial lineage and proclaim the creation of a new political and social system. This autumn we have become certain that the future of the Great Imperial Nation of Japan is truly bright. At this point, what should we Buddhists do? ”235 Similarly, in the world of Sōtō Zen, leaders revised the sect’s creedal statement, the new version of which in part read, “The purpose of this sect is .
200 Andrew E. 206 Two months later the Buddhist Federation, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, sponsored the Conference for the Propagation of Religion in China (Shina Kaikyō Kōshū Kai). ”207 Such missionary activity was nothing new to Japanese religions. 208 Buddhist missionaries had also been serving as military chaplains and catering to the religious needs of Japanese military personnel, civilian officials, and colonists. They performed funerals, memorial services, and other rituals.
Saikō Mankichi (1895–1970), a Nishi Honganji priest, had publicly criticized discrimination and in 1922 served as a founding member of the Levelers’ Society (Suiheisha). But Taishō Buddhists were not unequivocal advocates of the equality, rights, and freedom of all Japanese. 96 Two new nationalistic Buddhist organizations joined the Taishō political fray as well. The Buddhist Federation (Bukkyō Rengokai) was founded in the autumn of 1915 at a meeting of head abbots (kanchō) that was held at Nishi Honganji in Kyoto.
A Kiss Under the Mistletoe: True Love Stories Inspired by the Magic of the Christmas Season by Jennifer Basye Sander