- May 16, 2014
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Zen had nothing to do with Kamekazi. The blame for that can be placed solely on fanatical Nationalism and facisim. Admittedly, they did twist the samurai code to fit their purposes. " go crash your plane for the Emperor and your country, because that's what a good samurai would do....besides we will arrest and torture your family if you dont."I blame Japan for this. They sort of ruined things by taking the fun out.
Chan literature is full of funny stories that don't make much sense. And the secret is laughing at the people who try to. There is just no need and the training is meant to lead you to that.
But no, the Japan Empire had to tell pilots "you must be Zen...now go crash into that ship. Here's some rice wine".
I watched some movie about the suicide torpedo guys in WWII...try being mushin in one of those death cannisters.
Zen along with other religions ended up being the prescription in the after math.