Friday, December 16, 2011

Jashinism - The Religion Worshipping Lord Jashin...

Main point of the article:

I have recently began a study of an ancient religion that spread through Japan, China, and Africa. This 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.

23 comments:

  1. Where did you learn all of this, like: It was said that perfect Jashinists would be “painted” white by Jashin. ?

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    1. Sorry for the late reply.
      As for your question, i researched on the articles and referred to books and found it.

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  2. what books and articles? if you could suggest some that would be great pls and thx. also im thinking about becoming full jashinist. anything i should know? rituals? warnings? how to pray? anything... pls let me know

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    1. I won't be believing any part of this is a real religion until I actually read something about it in a book. It has no Wikipedia page and there's very few pages about it. Even extremely obscure belief systems can be found with fairly good ease online. I found nothing that supports the religion existing outside of the internet. So some real world references would be nice if not mandatory.

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    2. What do you mean by real? People believe in this so it's real. Plain and simple.

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  3. Thank you for finally getting Jashinism out there and not lying about it :D thanks a lot

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  4. Do you know if that necklace is available anywhere?

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    1. Jashin Necklaces are about $12 (Depending on which one you get) on Amazon ^-^

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  6. "Jashinists pray more often rather than sacrificing" Ah ok so what you're telling me is, they pray more often but they're still sacrificing people. Wow, what a lovely religion.

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    1. It actually is quite a wonderful religion. While today the believers are not as violent (I don't like calling it that), they are wanting to understand others. The only real way to truly do that is through the one thing we all have felt before; pain. We have all felt this. And that is how we can all understand each other.

      Please keep your negative... Comments, if you'll call them that, to yourself. You're ruining this wonderful blog for me, created by an open-minded person.

      My thanks to the author for writing such a piece.

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    2. They dont sacrifice people. Some Jashinists today, although few and far between, sacrifice their own blood. Aka cut themselves and sacrificing their own blood.

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  7. Its not meant ti be seen as sadistic, i myself am a Jashinist. Though sadltly i haven't spolen out much due to my family being christian. They don't tend to agree with other religions, my father might have understood though, aince he at one point was a Hindu Devotee. Amyway five years and running, and I srill feel it'd be bad to open up about being one, I do my best to understand others, though those around me won't understand. Especially with whats on the news.

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  8. Hello, already have you meet of other jashinist? How be converted is how pray have?

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  9. I just cannot believe the depravity of this cult. There are people in this world who actually use pain to deal with everyday life. We need it. You, on the other hand, are mentally stable (although this may be a matter of opinion), you are not depressed, you might even actually be HAPPY. There are many people who would gladly be in your position. But cutting yourself does not help you understand us. If anything, it limits you. You can no longer see our inner pain, what we have is confined to the physical. Besides, and trust me on this one, you do NOT WANT TO KNOW. So instead of hurting yourself, maybe you could try something worthwhile. If you actually care aboult other people, you could donate to a charity. Or do volunteer work for something. Not only would it likely be a lot more pleasent for you, but it may actually make a difference in this world. So this is for all the people who might be tempted to scoff when they read this, and simply move on. THINK about it. When you are next praying to your sadistic god, or performing sacrificial rituals. Do I really want to be doing this? How does it benefit ANYONE? I could be spending time helping the starving rather than praying; I could give money to charities rather than spend it on razors and bandages. Just think about it. And really, what sort of god wants more suffering on earth?

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    1. lol.. first of all, u can tell that to every person that has a religion. how does praying help others, or sitting in a church listening to music every sunday and stuff like that. but thats what comes with the choices of life u make.. dont tell people that what they do doesnt have purpose. Obviously you dont know anything about this religion. (nor do i though, but i dont see how u can judge this so poorly without knowing anything about it.) Plus people should be free to believe what they want, if people can be christian or muslim, they sure can be Jashinist :D

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    2. I believe the last time I checked the article it told how some people practicing Jashinism self-harm in order to feel other people's pain. Regardless, I have seen this in other places as well. While I may not know as much about this religion as the author of the article, I have done some research (although information has been hard to come by).

      In almost every encounter I've had with members of this religion, they have either been self-harmers or know of people who self-harm because of this religion. This leads me to believe that either I have had the extraordinary bad luck to stumble upon the few unlucky souls who do believe that cutting is the key to enlightenment, or it is much more prevailent among these people than the author would have had us think. Considering that this article doesn't mention self-harm at all, I think that is important. Prayer at least offers a sense of community and care for many people. Cutting helps no one, least of all yourself. Physical pain may be a step up for people with mental illnesses, but (I assume) for most people it is unpleasant. I do not necessarily disagree with most of the core values of Jashinism any more than I disagree with with what any religion stands for. However, I think there must be a severe flaw in one of the values at least, if there is any possibility of them being interpreted this way. As a cutter myself, I find it absolutely horrifying that anyone would willingly take a knife to their skin without something wrong with their minds. I don't care about the good things this religion may offer. I'll admit it, I'm biased. But in my opinion, no amount of good can make up for even a few people thinking they need to hurt themselves in order to be good Jashinists. Especially since I have reason to believe that more people do this than the article mentioned (i.e. nothing). Even before I think it was edited, the author made light of this point. They were just as biased as me, although in favor of Jashinism.

      So tell me I know nothing about Jashinism. It's true, I don't know much more than the article says. But don't think anything could possibly justify allowing followers of this religion self-harm, no matter how few they are.

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  10. This is all very interesting. Thanks for posting this information.

    Suffering can be good for you. It leads you to make changes and rethink your thoughts and beliefs.

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  11. I agree. However, problems arise when people hurt themselves and believe that by doing so, they are helping the world. That is not all they need to do to be a good person.

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  12. is this why albinos in Africa are often killed and used as charms? quite a disturbed religion to be honest if that's the case

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  13. is this why albinos in Africa are often killed and used as charms? quite a disturbed religion to be honest if that's the case

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