“The heart of the person before you is a mirror. See there your own form”–Munetada Kurozumi
With this well-known quote, Kurozumi invokes the powerful symbol of the mirror within Shinto. This offers a reflective image for thinking ethically.
This mirrors, so it goes, an imperative for getting at the “right relation of self to other” I have often found productive as a prompt in the classroom. This impulse toward seeing self while considering how the self sees is an appealing characteristic of Shinto.
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