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Old 11-26-2004, 07:46 AM   #7
Daniel Moore
Dojo: Bushido School of Yoshinkan Aikido
Location: Kent
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Re: Budo and Buddhism

I read somewhere that in the earlier era of the samurai, that some were actually priests at Buddhist temples and during times of war, the Diamyo would call them up to fight for them. If this is true, surely it shows that Buddhism accepts violence and war, and that even a priest could be a deadly soldier.
Dan
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