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Friday, March 7, 2014

Bushi d6 - Neko Philosophy

I'm plugging away at this, and it's almost done. Here's a bit I've added in, after people commented that some form of Buddhism should be present, as it really influenced Japanese culture.

The neko are not religious. They follow a Philosophy that includes tolerance of others, pursuing inner enlightenment, and living a good life. They believe in reincarnation, and that only through achieving enlightenment will they achieve oneness with the universe. They strongly believe in karma, where good actions are rewarded and bad actions are punished, possibly in a later life. Neko are carnivores, so they have no issues with eating meat, and consider it a natural part of life.  

Neko know that the kami exist, but do not consider them gods. They think the kami are just a different facet of the world. Many humans have incorporated neko beliefs into their own spirit worship. As with all things, some neko follow the tenets of their Philosophy more strictly than others. Quite a few neko don’t really believe in it, and generally just do what they want to accumulate personal power in this life.

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