A recently published article on the Huffington Post (Japanese Look To Ancient Traditions For Strength) looks at the role Buddhism will play in the healing process for the Japanese people.
The article begins:
“When uncounted thousands have died in a disaster such as last week’s earthquake and tsunami, where will the Japanese people find spiritual strength?
Experts on Japanese culture say they’ll find it in the critical, comforting rituals of religion.
They will rely on centuries-old traditions of a distinctive Buddhist culture and the ancient Shinto beliefs of their earliest people. Japan is 90 percent Buddhist or Shinto or a combination of the two, with young urban Japanese more inclined to have drifted from religious attachments.” Click here to continue reading…