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.
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.
- Mood: Bemused
- Listening to: Asking Alexandrea
- Reading: Preist
- Watching: Nothing
- Playing: Darksiders
- Eating: Your heart
- Drinking: The enemys blood
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!
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.
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....
Its a ninja action thing, its actually not that bad.
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
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.
thanks i will be sure to check it out. the anime and the religion
your very welcome, hun. if there is anything else you wanna know you can note me I like talking XD
lol. some people say i talk too much XD i will definitely note you if i have any questions
I tend to freak people out because I'm either too friendly and childish either too introverted and cold
well then, they should go jump off a bridge. personally, people think im weird and maybe a bit...well....insane. and i think they are stuck up and should get a life you are not 'too' anything, you are you. remember that
(sorry if i rant, 'cause i tend to do that XD)
(sorry if i rant, 'cause i tend to do that XD)
I hope you don't mind me borrowing this do you sister?
dayum... this might be my new religion.... mind if i copy and past to my journal? I want to spred the word.
Sure go ahead ^^ And if you have any question regarding Jashinism ask me I have been in the religon for 4 years now and have converted over a dozen people.
because the way the religion is practiced is kind of how i act and that fact that is rather dark but still good is just like me i feel like i may finaly fit in.