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Old 01-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #24
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: religious terminology in martial arts and implication

Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
Sure. I actually supplied two. So?
Well, at those times, when the Marishiten cult was important to warriors, winning at war was the bushi job*. When mantaining peace became their role, Marishiten cult went down.

So I think the traits cultivated via Marishiten cult had not much to do with preserving peace but with prevailing in the battlefield.

*As Asakura Norikage said: "Call the warrior a dog. call him a beast: winning is his business"
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