The Japanese folktale of the selfish scholar – Iseult Gillespie

Published on September 29, 2020
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Captions provided by CCTubes – Captioning the Internet! Dive into the Japanese folktale of a scholar’s quest to purify his body and mind, and the spiritual secret he discovers along the way.

In ancient Kyoto, a Shinto scholar found himself distracted from his prayers and sought to perform a purification ritual that would cleanse him. He decided to travel to the revered Hie Shrine; walking the path alone, ignoring any distractions in his quest for balance, and never straying. But setting out for home one day, he hears desperate pleas for help. Iseult Gillespie shares the tale of mercy.

Lesson by Iseult Gillespie, directed by Amir Houshang Moein.

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