TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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There is no greater being than nature

Nature is a greater being than anything or any concept we can perceive. Once we realise this collectively, it will make all our lives better. The Buddhist idea of reincarnation applies to Buddhism itself too. Buddha knew that one day Buddhism would die out, but that it would be replaced later by another Buddhism. I just translated a talk by the head priest of Dewa Sanzan shrine, where he, the chief priest of one of Japan’s most important shrines, said that there is no greater being than nature, even more than Shintoism.

I believe this, but I don’t regard myself as religious. I think the ancient Japanese were onto something when they started worshipping nature. They understood that we needed to respect nature at all costs, otherwise it would be us who loses out.

Sorry for getting all philosophical on you, but I think it’s important to consider this, and to keep it in mind as you go about your daily lives.

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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