By Theodore Shoebat
I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:9-10)
These are the words of our Lord; these are the words of absolute truth! They grab onto our hearts and our minds and pull them into the realm of prudence, and compel us to the reality that all those who hate the Cross, all those who hate Christ, all those who hate the most Holy Trinity, are enemies of Heaven, and haters of justice. We read of all of the false religions and conclude that the ones that are dangerous are only the ones that are currently killing.
What we fail to see is that the advancers of falsehood, once given the opportunity, will always champion death over life. This same delusion is exhibited by most people when it comes to Buddhism. The majority of Christians in the West will say something to the likes of: “Well, Buddhism is a false religion, but it is not violent.” Such a mediocre statement! Tell such words to the millions of people slaughtered by the Buddhists in the twentieth century alone.
“Which Buddhists did this?” you ask. The Buddhists of Japan, the ones who we are most friendly with, and such friendliness, alongside our own ignorance, will lead to another pool of blood, a mountain of carnage, and an ocean of cruelty, and many of us will have to suffer because the tree of imprudence has sinked its roots into so many of our souls. Imperial Japan slaughtered 30 million people in Asia, 23 million of those were Chinese. They also raped hundreds of thousands of women.
Watch this video of a Chinese man, named Xiaodouzi, who actually survived the holocaust that the Japanese perpetuated, and you will get a glimpse as to how evil the Japanese empire really was:
To learn more about what happened in Nanking, watch this documentary:
But the ideology, and the type of government, that brought about such massacres and evils, is reviving. Buddhism, alongside sun worship and emperor worship, is reawakening from the suppression that America has placed over it. Because the US is allowing Japan to return to its imperial ways for the sake of keeping China in check, the fanatic religion of imperial Japan is being restored by Shinzo Abe and his administration.
Shinzo Abe, and eighty-four percent of Abe’s cabinet, and 295 members of Japanese parliament, are members of an organization called Nippon Kaigi, a major cult and the most prominent pro-imperial Japan group in the nation. The cult is working to bring Japan back to the days in which emperor worship and Shinto paganism was the state religion, in what they call a “beautiful Japan.”
They also push for the idea that the atrocities committed by the Japanese — especially Nanking — were fabrications. According to David McLellan, a professor of Asian Studies, the current Japanese administration “is actively seeking to revive the Empire of Japan, by hollowing out the constitution and whitewashing Japan’s wartime atrocities.”
The fanatically pagan nature of Abe and his ilk is further supported by the fact that almost all of Abe’s cabinet belong to a prominent organization in Japan called the Shinto Association of Spiritual Leadership (SAS).
The SAS are firm backers of Abe and his agenda, especially in his work to cover up the genocide that Japan committed. Yutaka Yuzawa, the director of the organization, said that Abe is very close to the SAS ideologically, and that he supports removing the bridge between the State and Shinto temple, thus desiring to restore the state religion of imperial Japan, in which the emperor and pagan gods are worshipped:
We really have trust in him [Abe] … The prime minister’s views are extremely close to our way of thinking… After the war, there was an atmosphere that considered all aspects of the pre-war era bad… Policies were adopted weakening the relationship between the imperial household and the people … and the most fundamental elements of Japanese history were not taught in the schools.
And if you think that Abe has nothing directly to do with this Shinto cult, think again. In 2013, it was reported that “Abe is the association’s secretary-general” for the the Shinto Political Alliance Diet Members’ Association, the sister organization of the SAS.
Imagine that, Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, is a leader of a cult that wants to reestablish sun and emperor worship in Japan. And we are acting as though this person is our friend, a gentle and harmless leader. He is no friend, he is a satanic agent that wants to usher in the reemergence of one of the most diabolical empires that ever existed, and he is a leader for the very religion that helped invigorate that very empire. 240 Japanese lawmakers belong to this same association, and sixteen of them belong to Abe’s Cabinet. If you began reading this article not thinking that Japan was ruled by a despotic cult, these fact alone should change that misconception.
In October of 2013, Abe attended a ritual in the Ise Shrine, the holiest of Japan’s Shinto institutions, making Abe the first Japanese prime minister to take part in the rite since WW2.
The Japanese believe that the Ise Shrine is the home of the sun goddess Amaterasu herself, and of the ancestors of the emperor Hirohito. In the ritual that Abe partook in, idols representing the lineage of the emperor from the sun goddess Amaterasu, were presented; the main event of the ritual is the removal of the pagan “sacred mirror” (called Yata no Kagami) used to lure the sun goddess to leave her cave.
Abe brought eight members of his cabinet to attend to the ritual. This was almost totally ignored by the media, and while the world sleeps, the idolatry of Japan is taking back its once powerful position, being ushered in by its acolytes to be the state religion. Japanese scholar, in an interview with the Asahi newspaper, said: “Abe’s act is clearly a return to the ways before World War II.”
That Abe wants to return to the ways of Japan before WW2, means that he wants to bring back the religion of imperial Japan, and establish it as the state religion. From this religion will come the rest of “the ways before World War II”; what will come is the worship of the emperor; reinvigoration of Zen Buddhism as the ideology for mass violence; what will come is a manifestation of what the demons brought into Japan decades ago; all of the desires for mass rape and death, will be awakened from the abyss. The declaration of war that Japan made against God, will be declared again.
The fact that Abe is the first PM to participate in this demonic ritual since WW2, speaks volumes as to his distinct striving to revive imperial Japan. Many politicians attend religious services to appear religious. But, Abe truly believes in what he is fighting for. John Breen, a professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, said concerning Abe’s participation in the ritual:
Without anyone blinking an eye … it became a state rite
Mark Mullins, professor at the University of Auckland, says that for the SAS, Shinto — the religion of imperial Japan — “was authentic Japanese identity … and to be an independent and authentic Japan again those things need to be restored.” In other words, the religion of imperial Japan must be restored to being the religion of the state, and Abe, and his cabinet, agree with this religious aspiration.
According to membership data, 301 members of Japanese parliament are members of the SAS, ” including 222 in the 480-seat lower house before the election.”
Eighty-four percent of Abe’s cabinet also belong to a group that promotes the visiting of the Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese war criminals are enshrined as gods. in April of 2013, 168 Japanese parliament members visited the Yasukuni Shrine, the highest number in the last twenty-four years. “A lot more politicians now understand the importance of our views,” concludes Yutaka Yuzawa, a major Shinto leader.
Imagine if many German politicians agreed with glorifying Hitler. There would be international outrage. But, to the world, the pagan Buddhist Japanese get a free pass to worshipping genocidal mass murderers, who actually butchered more people than the Nazis.
Yutaka went so far as to say that the Yasukuni Shrine is a god:
It relates to our culture, history and tradition…To us, Yasukuni Shrine is a god.
Imagine if the Germans erected a shrine to the Nazi SS, and then affirmed that the shrine was “a god.” Of course there would be major outrage throughout the world. But the hypocrisy never ends. While the world says, “Never again!” in regards to the Holocaust, they will turn deaf ears on the glorification the Japanese are giving to some of the most evil men who have ever existed, men who slaughtered millions of people in the 20th century. To Yutaka, and the rest of Japanese culture the dead, no matter how evil are never to be criticized:
In Japan, our way of thinking about the dead souls is that we don’t criticize them. They were protecting the Emperor and, by extension, the Japanese people.
The Yasukuni Shrine is deeply connected with with the Nippon Kaigi cult, and just recently this week — on Tuesday — Shinzo Abe sent a ritual war offering to the shrine, with numerous other Japanese politicians doing the same. What makes the shrine even more disturbing, other than the fact that it enshrines 14 war criminals, is that no one really knows who controls the shrine, and it is said that it “is run by a highly secretive, private foundation” — which makes it clear that it is ran by a secret society cult.
This entire cultic circle, of Abe, his cabinet, the Shinto organization, and the Nippon Kaigi, are all working to usher in one thing: a revived Japanese empire that will be used for an attempted conquest of southeast Asia. Professor McLellan explains:
It’s high time the Japanese and international community realized the incontrovertible like between Abe, his Cabinet, Nippon Kaigi and the Yasukuni shrine. They all harbor and are propagating the same Imperialistic ideology. One that wants to see Japan revert back to its old ways of Imperialism and militarism under the emperor
Mullins has also said, in regards to Abe and his ilk: “They’re trying to restore what was removed by the U.S. Occupation reforms,” which means that the Japanese administration is working very hard to revive the Japanese empire, just as the Turks are trying to revive the Ottoman Empire.
Just as Turkey is still denying the Armenian Genocide, Japan still maintains its bitter denial of the atrocities that it committed in Asia, in which the Japanese slaughtered millions of people throughout East Asia. Abe and his administration have conducted reforms in the education system, changing text books so that they have a romantic view of Japanese history, absent of any confession of its evils. Abe said, concerning this type of indoctrination:
The biggest problem with Japanese education is the tremendous self-deprecation of our high school children… Are there times when you feel worthless?… Without changing that, Japan has no future.
In other words, Abe is working to brainwash the young generations of Japan, in order to infuse in them, not a sense of humility for its dark history, but a sense of superiority.
The Japanese are sun worshippers, and they believe that their emperor comes from the lineage of the sun goddess Amaterasu. There are several observations I would like to share on this. Firstly, the Shinto religion is quite reminiscent to the native Indian beliefs of North and South America. They both revere nature, worship their ancestors, and they also worship their chieftains and kings. The Incas, just like the Japanese, believed that the empire came from the sun god, Inti, and that the emperors were all from the lineage from the sun god.
What is interesting is the structure of the name, Amaterasu. The name begins with “Amat,” and in the Semitic language, a name that ends in “-at,” is feminine. In the name of the Japanese goddess, it is also feminine. In the Arabian religion, their are numerous gooses that sound quite similar: Allat, Anat and Menat. All of them are goddesses.
The Blackstone in Mecca, the main image of Islam, is originally an idol dedicated to Allat. On the Japanese flag is a sun-disk — which is the main idol of Japan — in dedication to the sun goddess Amaterasu. So, the main images of both Japan and Islam are dedicated to goddess, and both goddess sound similar, with Islam worshipping Allat and the Japanese worshipping Amaterasu, and both names have similar sounds (Amat and Allat/Menat/Anat/). Both seem to be related.
The flag of Turkey bears the crescent moon, the pagan image of Allah, and the flag of Japan bears the sun. In the future, when Turkey and Japan make an alliance (of which we have written here, and here), the two idolaters — both worshippers of Allat — will work together, and both of their idols will be taken down and stomped upon by the Lord and His armies. Since the Blackstone, an image of the goddess Allat/Menat/Anat, is the image of the Antichrist, then it just could be that the flag of Japan — an image of Amaterasu, could as well be an image representing the same goddess of the Blackstone. Thus, the Japanese flag could very well be another manifestation of the image of the Antichrist.
Furthermore, it is my theory (and I will write more on this later), that the Japanese are really Central Asian Turks, akin to the Native Indians of North and South America, and their religion (it appears), is rooted into shamanistic Turkic religion.
The revival of imperial Japan will not happen without a revival of Buddhism as the ideological foundation for the pagan holy war that Japan desires to commence against China, Russia, and ultimately the United States. No one who studies imperial Japan cannot ignore the great influence that Buddhism had over it. In a booklet written by the Japanese Department of Military Education in 1941, it affirms Zen Buddhism’s major role in Japan’s ideology:
It was the Zen sect that furnished the warrior spirit with its ideological and spiritual foundation. (Kyoiku-sokanbu, eds., Seishin Kyoiku Shiryo, vol. 2 (Tokyo: Kaiko-sha, January 1941), pp. 677-9, in Vitoria, Zen War Stories, part 1, ch. 7, p. 118)
As I have done on all my in-depth articles on Japan, let us see the demonic and blood-thirsty teachings of Buddhism, to fully understand what we are going against.
You may ask, “Zen Buddhism is such a peaceful religion, why speak ill against it?” The same type of mediocre questions were being expressed before 9/11, and yet we learned the answer through bloodshed. As the United States received the blow of Buddhism on Pearl Harbor, I fear that the United States will again have to be reminded of this reality through more violence committed at the hands of a revived Japanese empire.
Abe’s party, the Liberal Democratic Party, co-rules Japan alongside Komeitio, a Buddhist political party that springs from the Soka Gakkai, the largest and most powerful Buddhist movement in Japan. All members of Komeito are members of the Soka Gakkai cult. Soka Gakkai was founded by Makiguchi Tsunesaburō in the year 1930, with the goal of converting the whole world to Nicheren Buddhism.
In order to fully understand the ideology of Soka Gakkai, one must understand Makiguchi Tsunesaburo. He was in full support for the worship of the emperor as the descendent of the sun goddess, and he saw Russia as the sole enemy to Japan. In regards to the divinity of the emperor, Tsunesaburo wrote:
The Sun Goddess is the venerable ancestress of our Imperial Family, her divine virtue having been transmitted to each successive emperor who ascended the throne up to and including the present emperor. Thus has her virtue been transformed into the August Virtue of His Majesty which, shining down on the people, brings them happiness. It is for this reason that Article III of the Constitution states: “The person of the Emperor is sacred and inviolable.
The Soka Gakkai cult, like the Muslim Brotherhood, believes in converting the entire world into Buddhism. Josei Toda, a direct disciple of Tsunesaburo, and the architect of the modern face of Soka Gakkai, mounted a horse in 1954 and rode before a multitude of Japanese Buddhist youths and declared:
In our attempt at kosen rufu [converting the entire world] we are without an ally. We must consider all religions our enemies,and we must destroy them. Ladies and gentlemen, it is obvious that the road ahead is full of obstacles. Therefore, you must worship the gohonzon (sacred scroll), take the Sōka Gakkai spirit to heart, and cultivate the strength of youth. I expect you to rise to the occasion to meet the many challenges that lie ahead.
In 1941, Suzuki Nikkyō, head of the Nichiren Shoshu (which was part of the same Buddhist ideology as Soka Gakkai), praised the Japanese for their attack on Pearl Harbor:
Today we are truly carried away in everlasting emotion and stand awestruck at the glittering Imperial Edict declaring war on the United States and Britain that has been so graciously bestowed upon us. . . .We are fortunate in having an army and navy that is incomparably loyal and brave under the August Virtue of His Majesty, the Emperor. Our gratitude is boundless for the wondrous fruits of battle that have already been achieved on the first day of the war and look forward to a bright future. However, in view of the environment we find ourselves in, this next great war requires that we be prepared for the inevitability of a long struggle.
Therefore, adherents of this sect must, in obedience to the Holy Mind [of the Emperor] and in accordance with the parting instructions of the Buddha and Patriarchs, brandish the religious faith acquired through years of training, surmount all difficulties with untiring perseverance, and do their duty to the utmost, confident of certain victory in this great war of unprecedented proportions.
The violent ideology of Buddhism did not dissipate after WW2, but still strongly resonates in Japan. Till this day there is a latent pride that is held in Japan for its attack on Pearl Harbor. There was even film that came out in 2013 called Eternal Zero, which was quite popular Japan, and showed scenes of Japanese attacking and killing American forces, with bullets and missiles, and glorifying it.
In the film there is even a scene in which one Japanese pilot crashes his plane into an American ship, smiling, with dramatic music playing in the background, illustrating a pride and romanticization for the Japanese kamikazes. (You can actually watch the full movie with English subtitles by clicking here)
I have taken three of the most ideologically noticeable scenes: the first is one of the Japanese attacking Pearl Harbor and slaughtering Americans, in the end the Japanese praise themselves for killing the Americans, especially for destroying the USS Arizona; the second is of a ceremony for the Kamikaze suicide pilots, in which their commander tells them to “Believe in the indestructible sacred land, live for the eternal justice!”
This is most definitely coming from the Shinto belief that Japan is the sacred land of the sun goddess and the emperor. The idea of Japan being “indestructible” is explicitly affirmed by the Japanese national anthem (called Kimigayo), which states that the power of the emperor will last forever:
May your [the emperor’s] reign
Continue for a thousand, eight thousand generations,
Until the pebbles
Grow into boulders
Lush with moss
The singing of the Kimigayo was obligatory in imperial Japan, but since the end of WW2 Japanese schools and universities have not been required to have students sing it. Now this is changing. Abe and his administration are urging universities to have students sing the Kimigayo and desire for legislation to be passed that will have schools make schoolchildren sing it. Education minister Hakubun Shimomura said:
Now that the national flag and anthem law has taken effect, we will require each university to take appropriate steps
According to one Japanese report:
The education ministry published a revised education curriculum guideline Friday for elementary and junior high schools that calls for promoting patriotism and for making children between the first and sixth grades sing the “Kimigayo” national anthem.
The third scene I chose from Eternal Zero is one of a Kamikaze pilot crashing his plane into an American naval ship, smiling, almost as through he is entering into ecstasy. Here are the clips:
The film was a huge hit in Japan, topping the Japanese box office on its weekend opening, making 542 million yen (US$5.22 million) from approximately 430,000 admissions on 430 screens. In all, the film made 8.1 billion yen ($84.5 million).
The film is based on a novel written by Naoki Hyakuta, a wicked and evil heathen who Abe commissioned to be a part of the board of the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Japan’s government television station. The evils of the film is reflected through the evils of the author, Hyakuta, who has outright denied that the massacre of Chinese people in Nanking ever happened. He explicitly stated:
In 1938, [Chinese nationalist ruler] Chiang Kai-shek tried to publicize Japan’s responsibility for the Nanking Massacre, but the nations of the world ignored him. Why? Because it never happened
When asked about the Tokyo war crimes trials, in which America put Japanese war criminals to death, Hyakuta said that “it was conducted to cover up those atrocities.” The fact that this evil pagan wrote the book on which the film was based, shows that the film itself is part of a demonic conspiracy to restore the suicidal religion of imperial Japan, which was centered around the worship of the emperor and Zen Buddhism.
Japanese film director Kazuyuki Izutsu scolded the movie, saying: “I want to turn my memory of seeing (the film) into a zero” for “glorifying the tokkōtai [kamikazes]”. Another film director, Hayao Miyazaki, as well chided the film, saying: “They’re just continuing a phony myth, saying, ‘Take pride in the Zero fighter.’ I’ve hated that sort of thing ever since I was a kid.” It seems as though some people in Japan have been more critical of the film — which glorifies the killing of Americans — than the American people themselves, who were actually killed by the Japanese.
Imagine if a movie about the 9/11 hijackers came up in Turkey, and it portrayed them as heroes, and the film ended with the plane charging towards the building, and before it crashes, the hijackers smile. Would such a film prove that Turkey is a friend? It would, rather, reflect the hatred of Turkey against the United States. But for some bizarre reason, Japan can make a film about killing Americans, without worry on the part of the current American society, a society that has become completely callous to the four million people (Americans, British, Australians, Canadians and Asian) who died fighting against the Japanese just 70 or so years ago; callous to the tens of millions of people who were horrifically slaughtered by the Japanese; callous to the satanic religion that the Japanese shed innocent blood for, and that the Japanese are reviving right now.
There is an interrelation between Buddhism and the kamikazes. There is an interesting illustration for this found in a video showing a reenactment of the Kamikaze Ceremony, in which you will notice the giant statue of the Buddha:
There is a direct correlation between Buddhism and suicidal terrorism. The Buddhist priest, Masunaga Reiho, wrote on and affirmed the link between the Kamikaze force, called the Special Attack forces, and Zen Buddhism:
The source of the spirit of the Special Attack Forces lies in the denial of the individual self and the rebirth of the soul which takes upon itself the burden of history. From ancient times Zen has described this conversion of mind as the achievement of complete enlightenment. (See Victory, Zen War Stories, ch. 7, p. 138)
Massacres, suicides, kamikazes, all such evil actions sprung from peoples who held matter as evil and and an illusion; and it is expected that such actions would result in these beliefs (Sufism and Buddhism), since to see humanity as a mirage, justifies one’s desires to destroy it.
Shaku Soen, a Zen Master and the first to bring Buddhism into America, praised suicide for the sake of war and Buddhism as such:
Let us, therefore, not absolutely cling to the bodily existence, but when necessary, sacrifice it for a better thing. For this is the way in which the spirituality of our being asserts itself.
Yukio Mishima praised and ardently supported suicide for the sake of the emperor is articulated in another place where he writes:
Loyalty, I think, is nothing else but to throw down one’s life in reverence for the Imperial Will. It is to tear asunder the dark clouds, climb to heaven, and plunge into the sun, plunge into the midst of the Imperial Mind. This, then, is what my comrades and I pledge within our hearts. (In Shotaro Lida, Facets of Buddhism, p. 107)
“All they that hate me love death.” (Proverbs 8:36) These are the words of our Lord, and these are words of a most pure reality, for we see its truth manifesting in all those who worship the devil who “was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.”
Buddhism has no truth, for it does not have God, and thus it loves death. It sees death as one with life, and truth as one with falsehood. There is no concept of absolute truth in Buddhism, unlike Christianity, and so it sees the world in a purely subjective perspective, opposing the objective reality of God’s creation and harmonious order.
In the booklet written by the Japanese Department of Military Education, it expresses this Zen Buddhist belief, that there is no difference between life and death:
It can therefore be said that the time-honoured, traditional spirit of our country [as embodied in Shinto mythology] was tempered by the belief in the oneness of life and death that had been incorporated into the Zen training of the warriors of the Kamakura period [1185-1333]. …Thus becoming the deeply and broadly-held view of life and death of the Japanese people. (Kyoiku-sokanbu, eds., Seishin Kyoiku Shiryo, vol. 2 (Tokyo: Kaiko-sha, January 1941), pp. 677-9, in Vitoria, Zen War Stories, part 1, ch. 7, p. 118)
D.T. Suzuki, the head ideologue for imperial Japan during WW2, and by far the most influential Zen authority in the Western world, went so far as to say that there was no such thing as life and death, thus erasing any moral protest against killing and destroying human life:
Once [the warrior] sets his goal, it is intuition that allows him to rush towards it having transcended advantage and disadvantage, profit and loss. The intuitive nature is a pronounced characteristic of Zen. Zen is straightforward [lit. a short sword thrust directly directly into]. If someone asks, “What is the Buddha?” the master answers, “What did you say, fool!” and strikes them with a rod. If someone says, “I am troubled by the question of life and death,” the master answers, “You fool! Where is there something called life and death?” Then he grabs the questioner by the breast and throws him out of the room.” (D.T. Suzuki, “Nihonjin no Shoji-kan (Japanese View of Life and Death) in Suzuki Daisetsu Zenshu, vol. 29 (Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 1970), p. 33, in Vitoria, Zen War Stories, ch. 7, pp. 120-121)
The Japanese military leader and Buddhist theologian, Sugimoto Goro, was so taken by this annihilation of life and death, that he affirmed that he “eliminat[ed] life and death.” Reserve Lt. General Wada Kameji, a great admirer of Goro, commentated on this claim of Goro in the following:
In pure loyalty there is no life and death. (See Vitoria, Zen War Stories, part 1, ch. 7, pp. 125-26)
This idea, that there is no life and death, comes from the Zen Buddhist rejection of duality, and the belief that all things are one, or really, nothing. It is a belief that leads to the road of perdition, to the path of destruction — self-destruction really. In the Shushogi, a Japanese Buddhist text composed by Dogen — founder of the Soto Zen School of Japan — it reads:
Simply be aware that life and death are identical with Nirvana, for then there is nothing to loathe in life and death in Nirvana. (See Victoria, Zen War Stories, ch. 7, p. 131)
The Zen Buddhists claim that there is no life and death; but what they really teach is that life is nothing as they glorify the murder of human life. And the end result is destruction. It is really a suicidal religion. And this suicidal spirit is reflected in the little note left by Seki Toyoiki right before crashing his plane on Allied ships in a suicidal Kamikaze mission on July 24th, 1945:
At last I have reached the point where death is unavoidable. Thus I will seek eternal life. …In the Bushido of Japan, nothing is more important than cutting off attachment to life and preparing for death. (See Vitoria, Zen War Stories, ch. 7, p. 138)
The denial of the existence of life and death, and seeing the world through this self-destructive lens, springs directly from Buddhism itself. In the Mahayana school of Buddhism (to which Japan belongs), there is the Prajnaparamita Sutra, considered by some to be the oldest text for Mahayana Buddhism. Prajnaparamita means “the Perfection of (Transcendent) Wisdom”, and it is this “wisdom” that the Buddhist tries to obtain by seeing the world with the view that there is no life, no death, no right or wrong. In other words, that there is no absolute truth. In the text the famous Buddhist figure, Manjusri, says to the Buddha:
That which is without the existence of characteristics such as light and darkness, and birth and death, is called the field of merit. If one is able to understand the appearance of the field of merit, then good seeds have been planted deeply that neither increase nor decrease.
In another part Majusri says:
The realm of Prajñāpāramitā is itself the inconceivable realm, the inconceivable realm itself is without birth and without death, and that which is without birth and without death is itself the inconceivable realm.
In a different part of the same text, Manjusri tells the Buddha that in this “wisdom,” hatred, delusion, death and life, are neither severed nor kept. Everything is one, nothing is wrong and nothing is right. The entire religion is one of confusion and deception, with all objective truth cast aside and replaced with uncertainty and sophistry. In the text it reads:
it neither severs desires, hatred, and delusion, nor does it not sever them. Why? It is without creation and without destruction; it is neither apart from birth and death, nor with it; it is neither the cultivation path, nor different from the cultivation path. Such understanding is called right belief.
Hatred is not hatred; violence is not violence; killing is not killing; right is not wrong and wrong is not right. This is the confusion which the religion of the Buddha brings about. Hence in the text it says that the state of Prajnaparamita “is not seeing good or bad, the creation of high or low, and neither grasping nor rejecting.”
To not see “good or bad” would be then to not see murder as bad, but through a completely callous and evil lens. This is because to the Buddhist, light is not light and darkness is not darkness. And for this can we say with Isaiah: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
This evil and destructive way of thinking, in which there is no right and wrong or death or life, is what helped and enabled the Japanese to slaughter without any sense of moral responsibility. The teaching was heavily emphasized by Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen school of Mahayana Buddhism, who taught:
Despite dwelling in a material body of four elements, your nature is basically pure. It can’t be corrupted. Your real body is basically pure. It can’t be corrupted. Your real body has no sensation, no hunger or thirst, no warmth or cold, no sickness, no love or attachment, no pleasure or pain, no good or bad, no shortness or length, no weakness or strength. ( Bodhidharma, Bloodstream Sermon, trans. Red Pine)
Notice that he says one will have “no good or bad,” indicating the belief in no absolutes within the Zen system. After Saburo Aizawa, a Japanese soldier, murdered a Japanese general by hacking him with a Samurai sword (because he supposedly was jeopardizing the military), he explained that Zen training empowered him to commit the slaughter because it enabled him to forget about good and bad, and right and wrong:
I was in an absolute sphere, so there was neither affirmation nor negation, neither good nor evil. (Quoted in James W. Heisig and John C. Maraldo, eds., Rude Awakenings (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1994), p. 22, in Victoria, Zen War Stories, ch. 3, p. 33)
D.T. Suzuki, Buddhist authority and the head ideologue on Zen in Japan during WW2, described the absence of moral foundations and absolutes within Zen, and how it assisted the ferocity of the Japanese:
Zen did not necessarily argue with them [warriors] about the immortality of the soul or righteousness or the divine way or ethical conduct, but it simply urged going ahead with whatever conclusion rational or irrational a man has arrived at. Philosophy may safely be left with intellectual minds; Zen wants to act, and the most effective act, once the mind is made up, is to go on without looking backward. In this respect, Zen is indeed the religion of the samurai. ( Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture, p. 84, in Victoria, Zen War Stories, ch. 3, p. 37)
This outright rejection of morality and right and wrong, comes from Buddhism’s rejection of absolute morality, or its gnostic view of seeing morality as an illusion from which one is to detach himself. Love itself is a sin in Buddhism, because, to Buddha, all suffering is caused by desire, and love most definitely is both a desire and a cause from desire.
The Japanese monk, Kukai, who was a pioneer in bringing Buddhism into Japan, and the founder of the Shingon or “True Word” school of Buddhism, wrote that love is a delusion, and that one meditates in order to cast away the sentiment of love, and all forms of attachment:
You incessantly ponder and train yourself in the teaching gate of great Vajrasattva’s fivefold secret yoga [the meditative knowledge that transforms the four principle forms of delusion — desire, attachment, love and gratification — into four female bodhisattvas personifying, respectfully, aspiration, commitment, compassion and bliss in benefiting beings, the four paths by means of which Vajrasattva’s pure enlightenment mind engages in its saving activities]. (Kukai, One’s Body, ed. Lopez, Jr.)
We must understand that Shinzo Abe is a very religious man, his own inclinations being seeped into Japan’s Shinto Buddhist ideology.
After a failed political career in 2007, Abe was told by an associate that he should make a religious pilgrimage to the Shinto Buddhist site of Kumano Sanzan, which consists of three temples that together enshrine three revered mountains. The three shrines are associated by worshippers with the three buddhas, “Amida-nyorai”, “Yakushi-nyorai” and “Senju-kannon”. It was here where Abe is said to have experienced a religious ‘awakening.’
There was a religious activity done by Shinzo Abe in April of this year, in which he sent a message to the Koyasan Okuno-in Buddhist temple. In this temple there is a shrine which is believed to be a house of the souls of 1000 “Showa martyrs.”
Showa is the name given to the Emperor Hirohito, who led Japan against America in WW2, and for whom the Japanese soldiers fought, killed, and died. Hirohito, or Showa, was worshipped as a literal god, and the souls of those who died for them — the Showa martyrs — are revered as ‘kami’ or gods who live in the shrine. A number of these “martyrs” were actually convicted of war crimes.
In other words, Shinzo Abe sent a message to commend the souls of those who fought and killed Americans, and who he adulates as literal gods or divine beings.
Imagine if the Chancellor of Germany worshipped the souls of dead Nazis who killed Jews and called them gods. The whole Western world would be in up in arms. But because the moderns refuse to attack the pagan religions of the East, the Japanese get a free pass to worship and venerate the souls of mass murderers who butchered Americans and other people.
Tensions between Japan and China and Russia is increasing as each year goes by. China already sees a war with Japan in the horizon. According to Michelle FlorCruz, “China’s military says it is in a place to fight a modern war against Japan — as long as the U.S. doesn’t intervene.”
Last year, Russia and Chinese aircraft were entering Japanese airspace, and the Japanese were aggressively sending their aircraft into the air as a response (an act normally known as “scrambling”). In 2014 alone, the Japanese scrambled 943 times, that is, 2.5 times a day. According to one report:
Last week, Japan’s defense ministry confirmed that Japan is scrambling its fighters at levels unseen since the Cold War. In fiscal year 2014, Japanese jets scrambled 943 times, representing a 16 percent increase over 2013. This means, on average, Japan scrambled its jets around 2.5 times a day. The increase is primarily due to Russian and Chinese aircraft approaching Japanese airspace regularly. China claims sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea and has sent its aircraft and ships to the area in the past. Japan regularly scrambles jets to respond and maintain its administrative claim to the islands. Russia, meanwhile, has sparked Japanese sorties by conducting strategic bombing exercises in the western Pacific Ocean. The Japanese defense ministry clarified that no aircraft violated Japan’s airspace.
The tensions are getting so significant, that now both the US and the Japanese have very recently had discussions on whether the Japanese and American forces should conduct surveillance against China in the South China Sea.
Abe and his administration want to pass numerous bills which will take the relationship between the United States military and the Japanese military to the next level. Japan and the US will be expanding their areas of joint-defense to the Senkaku Islands, the isles that really are at the center of territorial tensions between China and Japan. According to Shinobu Konno:
Tokyo and Washington will expand the areas of defense cooperation from the current three to five under new guidelines that clearly mention Japan’s outlying islands. A formal agreement on the revised defense cooperation guidelines will be made at a meeting in New York scheduled for April 27 involving Cabinet ministers and secretaries of the two nations in charge of foreign affairs and defense.
Although not specified, the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea would be included among Japan’s outlying islands covered for defense.
Last year, Shoebat.com reported on Japan allowing itself to export weapons to other countries, and now, a small but significant Japanese arms industry has been commenced to sell “sophisticated weapons to other countries, including nations that might serve as strategic counterweights to China.” In May, Abe intends to send legislation to the Japanese parliament that will allow Japan to send fuel and ammunition to American military units in areas around Japan where Japan feels threatened. This is only an incremental step that Japan is walking in order to reach the final goal: complete freedom for military utilization.
Shinzo Abe, in an interview just published today, explained that the current law that Japan is under does not allow his country to defend the US against China, and that the new legislation will allow for this type of defense to take place:
For example, in the area of Japan, a U.S. Aegis destroyer and a Japanese Aegis destroyer are tasked with guarding against a ballistic missile attack. If there was an attack against the U.S. destroyer, Japan would not be able to prevent that from happening under the current law, even if Japan had the capability to protect the U.S. Even if that was theoretically a missile attack against Japan in peacetime or against the Aegis destroyer that was on guard, Japan would not have been able to protect that Aegis destroyer. In the future, the Japanese Aegis destroyer will be able to protect the U.S. Aegis destroyer.
It’s undeniable that the alliance will become even more capable with this legal reform, and as a result, will improve our powers of deterrence…If you put the power of the U.S. Navy and Japan’s maritime self-defense forces together, then one plus one will finally become two. This deterrence force will contribute greatly to the peace and stability of the region.
All of this talk about China as the main enemy is only being used to convince the US to give Japan the leeway to break the fetters that were placed on the nation after WW2. The soils of the souls of China are much more fertile for the seeds of the Faith, than the parched deserts that lie in the souls of Japan. Christianity is growing tremendously more in China than it is in Japan. It has been said that there are 100 million Christians in China, and counting, while Christians in Japan only make up less than 1% of the population. Why is this so?
The people of China are more open to the ideas of Christ, than the people of Japan; and it appears that this is because Japanese society is more evil and cruel than the society of China overall. While we hate so much on China, what so many are ignoring is God’s providence. God is doing many mighty things in China, and His Providence is bringing many of the Chinese into the Faith. There is a great plan for China, and God willing it will become a Christian nation.
God willing China will be used by the Almighty to destroy the heathen nation of Japan for the glory of God! There are numerous lectures by reputable scholars on Christianity growing in China. One of them is done by Dr. Zhao Xiao, a Chinese economist and a Professor at the Department of International Business and Economics at the School of Economics and Management at the University of Science and Technology Beijing.
Xiao published a paper entitled the “Market Economies With Churches and Market Economies Without Churches,” in which he concluded that the key to America’s success was Christianity. The paper attracted significant attention, because many Chinese, desiring to empower their nation, see Christianity as the key. It is the conclusion of Dr. Xiao, that China will soon because the largest Christian nation on earth. Here is the lecture in which he reveals this:
The United States enabling the military power of Japan is only going to cause the reemergence of imperial Japan; for the US is the only thing preventing Japan from throwing away its modern facade and restoring its violence tyranny. As Major General Henry C. Stackpole II, the once top US general in Japan, said in 1990:
no one wants a rearmed, resurgent Japan. So we are a cap in the bottle, if you will. …The Japanese consider themselves racially superior. They feel they have a handle on the truth and their economic growth has proved that. They have achieved the Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere economically, without guns.
Although the general was rebuked for saying this, by assistant secretary of defense, Henry Rowen, his words still stand true.
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