The Folktale of a Selfish Scholar

Did he exchange the purity of his soul to help a woman? Or did he resist?

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In Ancient Kiyoto, a Shinto scholar lived the simplest life possible spending his whole time devoted to meditation- neither did he go in public, nor did he talk to anyone. For him, human interaction could pollute his soul. To attain spiritual peace he worked day and night in…




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