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February 21, 2012


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This is a report by someone who studys religon's and has came across Jashinism, knowing that he has heard all the rumors about Jashinism he went to Japan and studyed it there along with digging deeper into the past of Jashinism.

Here is his report

Main point of the article:

I have recently began a study of an ancient religion that spread through Japan, China, and Africa. Said religion is called Jashinism. This religion is wildly popular among Naruto fans, though it is not a product of Masashi Kishimoto. I am going to explain this religion to you with hopes of spreading it's main message/belief.

Deeper into the religion that is Jashinism:

Jashinism is a wide spread religion, though not many people have heard of it other than Naruto fans. Many people hear the name, Jashinism, and think that it's fake but I assure you that it is very real. The main focus of this religion is understand one another's feelings and inner(and outer)pain. The path of Jashin is about punishing thoughts who have failed to understand the pain of other while praising those who have been able to understand others. The path of Jashin is commonly called a cult but is in fact not so.Jashinism is similar to Japan's old Shinto religion and both Buddhism and Taoism in the way that it is like a philosophy. Jashinist are required to be free of greed, lust, pride, slothish behavior, envy, and gluttonous tendencies much like Christianity, though wrath is not one of the sins for Jashinism.

About worship:

Jashinist worship the god Jashin, the god of pain, death, and destruction(not to be compared with the devil but however is more like Loki from Norse mythology). Jashinism is much darker than most religions and in ancient times Jashinists would sacrifice to Jashin, however now in modern times Jashinists pray more often rather than sacrificing. Jashinism has many prayers that can be said to appease Jashin.

interpretation of Jashinism and the truth:

In the hit anime series, Naruto, Jashinism is depicted as a violent evil religion but however it is just not true. Jashinism, though it had it's bloody past, is more of a passive religion now more about it's philosophy. Hidan,  a Naruto character who is supposed to be a "Jashinist", is not the proper example of a Jashinist. However he is a good example of an old Jashinist belief: If you are a perfect Jashinist you become immortal so that you, as a profit, may spread the word of Jashin. It was said that perfect Jashinists would be "painted" white by Jashin(white meaning that they'd become albino).

What Jashinism teaches:

Jashinism teaches it's disciples to not fear death and rather to see it as the end of a good run instead of the end of a life. Jashinism also teaches it's disciples to be faithful and, as stated earlier, to understand pain.

-In conclusion I hope that I have shed some light on the truth about Jashinism. I hope that my article has been useful to all of you. I'll leave the final interpretation to you as the reader.
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jashinist112 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been a Jashinist for a bit, and I was so pissed off about this-

this was found- i had joined thinking maybe there were actual Followers, but someone that is outside of the religion decided to stick his nose into something he's not apart of.
ponsicimino Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate how people kept saying it was fake! This is proof that it isnt- and also my friends dad was also a Jashinist for almost 20 years. No way it was from Naruto. Hidan wasn't even created back then. There are even temples for it, but sadly there is only one out of the three left :/ Thank you omg!
Androidraptor Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Source on it being something other than a made up Naruto thing. Because everything I'm seeing is a bunch of Narutards being all IT ORIGINATED IN ANCIENT JAPAN SRSLY!1!! without any reliable citations for the claim.
MsIdiotGirlofJapan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
thats cool. in truth, i have heard if jashinism, but i didnt know what it was. it sounds like a pretty sweet religion, but my family is full of Cristians and well...... yeah. interesting story tho. what is naruto like? never really got around to watching it....
carcinoSinner Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its a ninja action thing, its actually not that bad.
MsIdiotGirlofJapan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
lol, i bet its awesome. but, my dads pretty strict and stuff. I am a christian, but i still question life after death. many would too if they'd read as many books as i have :)
Broken711 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jashinism can be seen as sweet or terrible depending on what you're actually looking for but yes, it has some great teachings. Naruto is a huge succes anime serie, and is based on ninjas, ninjitsu and so on. At one point, there is a criminal organisation (Akatsuki) that has a member named Hidan. Hidan, as stated above, is supposed to be a jashinist, but in the manner of a traditional one, that gives human sacrifices and, for being a perfect jashinist, he got repaied by gaining immortality. He can not stay immortal if he doesn't give any sacrifice in a certain amount of time (which I don't remember being stated in Naruto but I think it's about 1 week). If there is anything more you wanna know you can note me, EmoSamyChan or any other jashinists (though I lately see jashinism more as a way of life/ thinking I did my 'homeworks' about this subject) or you can look on [link] . Also, don't take this for granted but I read on a few web sites that there would actually be some truth in Hidan being a jashinist. They say he would be the one and only martir in this religion.
MsIdiotGirlofJapan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks :) i will be sure to check it out. the anime and the religion :)
Broken711 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your very welcome, hun. if there is anything else you wanna know you can note me :D I like talking XD
MsIdiotGirlofJapan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student General Artist
lol. some people say i talk too much XD i will definitely note you if i have any questions :)
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