Seishin wrote:More information from this inspiring woman. Sadly, it seems she has cancer.
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_new ... 1510120050
When asked about the teachings of the Tendai sect, Setouchi said: “It tells us that we should set aside our own happiness and pray for the happiness of other people. Please pray for the happiness of refugees being hosted by other countries.”
Setouchi also looked back on the days after World War II when Tendaiji was desolated and deserted. She helped revive the temple.
Referring to postwar Japan, she commented: “It was horrific because money appeared almost the only thing that mattered in life.”
She said that what is really important is what people cannot see.
“We cannot see gods and our ancestors,” she said. “It is difficult to understand people’s minds, but it is the most important thing to do as we live our own lives.”
“We should realize that we are kept alive by things we cannot see,” she added.
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