What is a book on the shinto belief system.
I once got a book on this matter and it was a book on shinto spirituality and I don’t want such a thing to happen again.What is the connection between shintoism and aikido.Is there any difference between shinto afterlife and the buddhist concept of reincarnation.
I’m not sure how you can disconnect the spirituality from the belief system in any religion, however two books you might try are:The Fox and the JewelA Year in the Life of a Shinto ShrineAnd this web site:http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwor…Basically Shinto has four tenets:1. Respect for family.2. Respect for nature.3. Cleanliness of body and mind.4. Celebration of the harmony between humanity and nature through the Kami.Shinto doesn’t have much to say about the afterlife because that’s not where it’s focus is. Shinto is about being happy in this life and living in harmony with nature and society. Shinto rituals are designed to remove the contamination picked up from negative thoughts, actions, and contact with unclean substances such as blood.To the extent that martial arts such as aikido help to bring harmony to life they connect with Shinto. Some dojos have a Kamidana where a Shinto ritual is performed before and after practice.Here is a website for a Shinto Shrine that also teaches aikido:http://www.tsubakishrine.org/Because Shinto recognizes other religions’ Gods as just another Kami, there is no problem with having a second or third religion. Many Shintoists are also Buddhists. Those that are use Shinto for the life-affirming events and Buddhism for funerals.
how to store food in the wild.
Okay so my grandpa is a mountain man from virginia, lived off possom and whatever they could catch, daddy made moonshine, got their water from a spring ( got a pumphouse now) Down in the holler boonies style. Knows all that crazy *** native american hunting tracking survival ****. ( reservation his great great…
Debbie gave an informative (cut and paste) answer.I have studied wilderness survival all the way back to Arkansas in the 1960s when relatives taught me the Appalachian ways of their ancestors. A good series of books on the old ways was called Fox Fire. http://www.foxfire.org/thefoxfirebookser…Anyway from that time through my time in the Rockies learning from real mountain men till now in Alaska learning from Natives I have amassed lots of survival skills and info. So I advise you to search the net for such information especially how people like the Inuit stored food.Never ever put fresh meat in rivers, lakes or streams. And make sure you use clean water to wash meat with. If its river water boil it to kill the bacteria and then let it cool before you use it. Otherwise dirty water will fill the meat with harmful bacteria and can cause spoilage very fast. You can hang you meat for a week or longer at the right temperature. Links on this process;http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/o…http://www.noble.org/ag/wildlife/properc…So if you were in a survival situation and the temperatures allowed it you could hang meat for days. Or if you found a cave where the air was cold enough to age meat that will do. But caves can have bats and bat crap will ruin meat. Primitive man ran the bats out by smoking them out and if a smoky fire was kept near the cave opening they will stay out.Smoke drying meat will preserve meat for a long time if you keep it dry. If you brine it even longer.On primitive ways to store meat;http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/x6932e/X6932E01.htmhttp://livingprimitively.com/2007/10/food-preservation/Now some ‘modern’ ways work fine if you have the stuff to do it such as pressure canning in mason jars or pickling meat. The wife and I do this every year. The nice thing about pressure canned meat is its already cooked and ready to eat.Study carefully the processes involved because if you don’t do it just right you can get very sick or even die from food poisoning. Forget the hammock idea just read up on the proper way to age meat.Edit; I want to add the best way to ‘survive’. Build your shelter first and locate it near the best hunting and gathering area. And its smart to have a spot for a wild garden later on. Then build a smoke house. This can be just a teepee frame with hides or tarps over it. Animals LOVE smoking meat. Every bear, raccoon and scavenger will smell that for miles. Take advantage of this by setting up traps and snares around your smoke ‘house’ and shelter. Rats mice and other vermin will try to get into your stored food, you must prevent this or all your work will be wasted. Gather all the wild seeds, fruit and plants that you can dry out for food later. Planning ahead is the key to survival. If you wait until you need something your screwed. In nature its all about timing. Right now the wife and I are catching salmon and canning, smoking them for winter. They will be gone soon. So in nature if you get lazy you go hungry. You have to be right up on things. Winter provides time to make gear, weapons, tools and clothes. Make each day count.Winter is also the best time to trap animals for their thick pelts for clothes. And you can freeze fish and meat by covering with layers of water that freeze to prevent it drying out. One layer leaves, then a layer of fish, let freeze, coat with layers of ice, more leaves, more fish, more ice, cover all with snow or lots of leaves. The leaves allow you to remove the frozen fish in layersNice forum on this stuff;http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/26913
Why is a 351 Windsor engine from a 1974 gran tourino a better engine than others for building a stroker engine.
Why is it a better engine than other 351 windsors say from the 80s and 90s. Want to build a stroker engine up to 408cu inch for fox body mustang and have heard they are better than others why. What’s different. Should I keep it with it’s original hydraulic lifters or change to solid. Thank you
The change would have to be in how much material is around the cylinders for machining. My Ford books don’t mention that. They do say that starting in 1977 when the clutch pivot boss was removed.But you might want to check out the “Engine Block Casting Tech” and other information at Ford Performance (http://www.fordracingparts.com/download/…The best heads are the Boss Heads, or the 351C heads (these require some modification and special parts). Given a choice on lifters, go with a roller cam and roller lifters. Don’t forget the wind-age tray and crank wipers.The current 351 W block sold by Ford can be pushed to 427 ci!
How do I potty train my terrier.
I have a 3 year old Minature Fox Terrier that I adopted after she was removed from an abusive and neglectful home. She was never potty trained, and I’m trying to do that now. The problem is that she will be potty trained 100% one day and then act like she’s never heard of it the next. More often than not, she…
The book “Potty Training is Possible” is fabulous. it is only available at Petsmart, but it covers several ways to potty train (all without aversives). Additionally, a copy of “Before you get your puppy” by Ian Dunbar is available online as a free download and has a really good chapter on potty training. Ian Dunbar is considered the father of modern dog training. See the following link and scroll to page 37. Also see earlier in the book “if you really want a training challenge” It talks about the situation you are in. If she soiled her kennel before you got her it will be tough, but I suspect you are skipping a lot of steps and not really fully potty training her. You cannot call a dog potty trained until she has been accident-free for 14 days.
What plan does the USA have to remove the radiation from Fallujah,or is the plan to let the locals all die….
…of cancer? The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a leading medical journal, published a study, ‘Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009,’ by Chris Busby, Malak Hamdan and Entesar Ariabi. Their survey of 4,800 individuals in Fallujah showed a…
You best guide on this matter would to see how the USA handled Agent Orange claims after the Vietnam War.
How to learn English..
I am a middle student from China.Now English is one of the most important subjects in our class.As everybody knows English is used in many places.So many students in China want to learn English well.But it’s very hard for me to learn it well.So I want to know how to learn English well?I hope someone can answer…
Dear Chen S,What you can do to improve your english with grammar is to read a lot of english stuff. You should have some high standard and reliable english books of your interest in your library. Reading one page daily is better than reading seven pages weekly. Listen to english news as Fox news, BBC news, CNN, bloomberg etc. Among them, BBC is the best. Listen to the english news even if you do not understand it thoroughly. Once you will get used to it, you will start getting everything. Did you ever think that how you learned your own native language? Just by hearing the people around you. So in the same fashion, you can also learn English. First of all, you need input, and only then you will be able to produce output. The more you get input, the more your output will be. Listening to english music and watching english movies can also help. Regarding vocabulary, you can build it up by starting with 3 words daily. Remove dust from your dictionary and start using it and make a separate notebook for every new word, phrase or sentence you learn. In this way, you will be able to revise all the words you have learnt. If you learn three new words daily then at the end of year, you will have learnt 1095 new words!.. Make sure that the dictionary you use should be monolingual and it should have exemplary sentences with word enteries. When you read books, read it with loud voice so that you can get used to it. Pay good attention to your accent as it is your accent which impresses most of the people. There are many English CDs for improving your accent.I hope it answers the question!!Ammara
How can I slow the deterioration of my books.
I am an avid book coleector and I some books that are 50+ years old. How can I keep them in the best shape possible? Don’t some books have acid that makes them get yellow, and get spots and wear? How can I slow this?
The older books are more likely to hold up than recent books. Better quality paper was used before the war. I notice the 1940s books that I have turned yellow and brittle from the poor paper quality during that time.Here’s what http://www.nobeltrader.com/tips.htm suggests:Store books out of direct sunlight, as UV will cause the spines and dust jackets to fade. Large, heavy books should be stored flat, although that isn’t always possible. Dust your books often.How to Store Books ProperlyProper storage of your books can mean the difference between a valuable collection of fine copies and a disappointing batch of “reading copy” books, marked by mildew, foxing and broken spines.Books should be stored at a moderate temperature (60-70 degrees Fahrenheit) and at 50% humidity.Whenever possible, keep books on a sturdy bookshelf.Shelve books upright.Never shelve books too tightly. One risks damaging the book when replacing it or removing it from the shelf.Store books toward the front of bookshelves. This promotes proper air circulation and prevents musty odors from forming.Avoid storing books near a heater, or in direct sunlight, as books may be damaged by extreme temperatures and harsh lighting.Stick a few whole cloves in the corners of bookshelves to prevent mildew.Dust your books at least once a year by removing each volume from the shelf and, while the volume is tightly closed, brushing away dust with a soft, wide paint brush.For maximum protection, consider purchasing a glass enclosed bookcase.
Sunni Brothers and Sisters. , i am going to ask you one of the most controversial answer from Sunni Book..
REFERENCE:SUNNI AALIM Ibn al Hadeed wrote in Sharh Ibn al Hadeed Khutbah page Fadak Volume 4 page 110:Ahmad bin Abdul Aziz narrates that Sayyida Fatima appeared before the Court ofAbu Bakr, and after the ruling on Fadak she gave a sermon wherein she madereference to her…
OK forget about this sourceWhat do think about these sourcesWhich one is true?Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 325:Narrated ‘Aisha: (mother of the believers) After the death of Allah ‘s Apostle Fatima the daughter of Allah’s Apostle asked Abu Bakr As-Siddiq to give her, her share of inheritance from what Allah’s Apostle had left of the Fai (i.e. booty gained without fighting) which Allah had given him. Abu Bakr said to her, “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Our property will not be inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is Sadaqa (to be used for charity).” Fatima, the daughter of Allah’s Apostle got angry and stopped speaking to Abu Bakr, and continued assuming that attitude till she died. Fatima remained alive for six months after the death of Allah’s Apostle.PLEASE DO NOT SAY THAT ALL THESE SUNNI BOOKS ARE BOOK OF LIES1. al Imama wa al Siyasa pages 18-30 Dhikr Bayya Abu Bakr2. Tareekh Abul Fida Volume 1 page 156 Dhikr bayya Abu Bakr; we relied on the Urdu translation by Maulana Kareem’ud Deen al Hanafi pages 177-179;3. Iqd al Fareed page 1794. Tareekh al Tabari Volume 13 page 1818 Dhikr Wafaath Nabi, we relied on the English translation Volume 9 page 1875. al-Istiab, by Ibn Abd al-Barr Volume 1 page 246 Dhikr Abdullah in Abi Quhafa6. Sharh ibn al Hadeed Volume 1 page 1577. Al Mihal wa al Nihal Volume 1 page 77, Dhikr Nizameeya8. Muruj adh-Dhahab by Abd al-Hasan Ali ibn al-Husayn al Masudi Volume 3 page 1989. Izalath ul Khifa by Al Muhaddith Shah Waliyullah Dehlavi Volume 2 page 226 (Urdu translation, Qur’an Mehal publishers, Karachi)10. al Bayana Izalathul Khifa Volume 2 page 2911. Tareekh Kamil by Ibn Atheer Volume 11 page 11312. Tareekh Ahmadi by Ahmad Husayn Khan Sahib pages 111-11213. Taufa Ithna Ashari, by al Muhaddith Shah Abdul Aziz Dehlavi page 292 Dhikr Muthain Umar14. Al Murthada by Hafidh Abdul Rahman al Hanafi page 45 (Amritsar edition)15. Mukhthasar Kanz al Ummal bur Hushiya Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal Volume 2 page 184 (Egypt).16. Kitab Mukhthasar fi Ahbar al Bashar Volume 1 page 15617. Tahqeeq Mubashraab Sunni page 110 bu Maulana Waheedudin Khan al Hanafi18. Ansar Ashraf, by al-Baladhuri, v1, pp 582-58619. Tareekh Ya’qubi, v2, p11620. Fathul Aineen page 8821. al Faruq Volume 1 page 92 Dhikr Saqeefa Bani Sa’ada22. Ruh al Mustafai Volume 3 page 36When the people heard Fatima’s voice and her anguish they left in grief weeping, fearing that their hearts would be torn apart Only Umar and some others remained, the rest returned to their homes. They removed ‘Ali from his home by force and brought him before Abu Bakr, and said ‘Give him bayya’. Umar said:’By Allah, who alone is worthy of worship, I shall otherwise strike off your neck’.’Ali replied:’Would you kill a Slave of Allah (swt) and the brother of the Prophet?’Umar replied ‘I accept that to you are a Slave of Allah, but not that you are the brother of the Prophet (ie he accuses Ali (as) of lying)’.Abu Bakr remained silent, and Umar said:’Why are you not demanding the bayya from him?’Abu Bakr replied ‘As long as Fatima is by his side, I shall not pressure him’.Then ‘Ali went to the grave of Rasulullah, embraced it crying aloud ‘Your Ummah now considers me to be weak and they wish to murder me’.Meanwhile Umar said to Abu Bakr ‘Accompany me to see Fatima as we have incurred her anger’.They both wanted to see Fatima and so they approached ‘Ali, who took them to see her. He [‘Ali] sat them down but Sayyida Fatima turned her face away from them. They both conveyed salaam to Fatima but she did not reply. Hadhrath Abu Bakr then said ‘Beloved daughter of Rasulullah (s) I love you more than my own daughters, and I cannot tolerate the fact that I remained alive on the day that your father had died. I know your exalted rank and status, but I did not uphold your claim for possessions as Rasulullah had stated ‘Our property will not be inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is Sadaqa (to be used for charity)’.Fatima said ‘If I remind the two of you about a hadith that you are aware of, will you then act in accordance with it?’The two said ‘Yes, do tell us’.She said ‘I want you to swear by Allah if you can testify to hearing this hadith:”Fatima’s happiness is my happiness and her anger is my anger. Whoever has maintained friendship with Fatima had maintained friendship with me, whoever upsets her, upsets me”.Both confirmed hearing this hadith from Rasulullah(s). Sayyida Fatima then said:I testify before Allah (swt) and his Angels that you (Abu Bakr and Umar) have upset me, you did not keep me happy and I shall complain to Rasulullah (s) about this when I see him.Abu Bakr then said ‘I seek protection from Allah’s anger and your (the Prophet (saws)’s) anger’. At that moment tears filled Abu Bakr’s eyes and Sayyida Fatima said:’I shall curse you in every prayer
How to get rid of a dirty smell of a book.
Ok so I have a bag, it smelled alot like fish because I forgot to take out the bread of my bag, so I washed it and it smelled better after washing it, but here s the real problem, I had alot of books in it and I tried almost everything to get the smell out of my books, I tried deodorant on it, I tried strong…
Check dampness. Dampness, wetness and soaking of a book is the primary cause of mildew or mustiness in a book, providing an ideal growth medium for mold, bacteria or fungus (which all smell bad). Regardless of the cause of excess moisture left on books, moisture causes pages to stick together and nurtures mildew. Dropping the book in the bath causes total havoc, and leaving a book next to a damp wall causes gradual mildew growth. Storage of books results in bad odors from mildew. If you don’t know whether the book has been wet in the past, telltale signs include:Pages stuck together (especially the edges), but it can be the whole way through. Chunks of pages can be stuck together, leaving others to freely turn.Discoloration; brown or black speckling, yellowing.Mildew or mold growing on the spine or cover of the book, especially if the book is old and the cover is made from organic material, i.e. leather or paper.Mildew or musty smell, like a damp cellar/basement.AdRemove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 22Cigarette smoke damage. Another cause of musty odor is exposure to cigarette smoke. Books will look yellowed, speckled (brown spots running up and down page edges and often across inner pages of book; also known as “foxing”) and there may be a stinky smoky odor as well as a musty one, depending on how long the book was in the smoky location (being absorbent, book paper can stink of cigarette smoke for years).AdPart 2 of 5: Fixing Immediate Sources of DampnessRemove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 31If upon picking up the book, you can feel it is damp and see wet or damp pages clumping together, deal with it immediately. The longer a book is left, the harder it will be to fix and the more likely mildew will grow.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 42Stand the book upright on a table. Fan out the pages gently. If your fingers can’t disentangle pages without ripping, use a letter opener and tweezers to separate. Alternatively, blow into the pages from the top to fan the pages out. Apply one strip of adhesive tape over the fan to keep the pages separated.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 53Let stand to dry in a warm spot free of moisture. Ensure that every page is nice and dry.You could try direct sunlight if the book isn’t valuable. However, direct sunlight may fade the book, and especially for older, valuable books, could lead to disintegration, discoloration and curling up of the pages permanently. Warmth but not direct sunlight is the best approach.AdPart 3 of 5: Using an Absorbent to Remove OdorsIt’s assumed that by this stage, you’ve dried the book and you want it to be odor-free so it can be read. Remember, dust introduced by these methods may linger in the book and cause damage down the line.1Try silica. You can purchase silica from an arts and crafts store.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 62Try kitty litter. You will need a large container, like a Rubbermaid tub and a smaller container, as well as an absorbent, like baking soda, cat litter, or charcoal.Fill the larger container halfway with kitty litter.Place the smelly book or books at the bottom of the smaller container. Place the container above the kitty litter inside the larger container.Seal the larger container tightly, and leave the book to sit in the absorbent for a few days.Check every few days. If the odor has gone, remove the book or books and dust off (a new paintbrush is ideal for dusting). If not, repeat until the book smells better.Store in a clean, dry place to avoid reintroducing mildew.Activated charcoal or charcoal briquettes can be substituted for kitty litter in the method outlined above. Just be careful not to bring the book into direct contact with the charcoal or it may sustain blackening marks.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 73Try baking soda. Place a cup of baking soda into a plastic box or bin. Place the book or books (this method is good for more than one book) inside and seal the lid well. Leave for 48-72 hours, then check. Repeat until the odor has gone.Another approach if you live where it’s dry heat and sunny: Sprinkle baking soda between the pages, perhaps every 10 pages or so. Leave the book open in the sunshine for a few days in a row, turning pages often (bring in at night). Sniff to see if it has improved and continue until it smells better. This won’t work on all mildew or musty odors, but it can be helpful for some. (Be sure not to leave the book exposed to wind or rain.) This is not advised for valuable or antique books, or those already showing notable page yellowing or brittleness; it may make the book’s condition worse.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 84Place newspaper between the pages. Place a sheet of newspaper between every few pages of the book. Do not use on valuable or old books, only cheaper ones (newspaper is acidic and it may transfer ink to the book).Scrunch up balls of newspaper and toss inside a resealable plastic container or bag.Place the book in and cover with the lid.Leave for 3-5 days.Remove all the newspaper. The book will, hopefully, smell better. Do not leave books wrapped in newspaper, as this can harm the book long-term.AdPart 4 of 5: Hiding the Odor1Sometimes, no matter what else you have tried, the odor lingers. You can try to mask the smell and hope that it makes reading the book bearable. Note that none of the following should be done with a valuable old book as perfumes and chemicals can introduce elements harmful to the book’s paper. A musty or mildew odor might be better than ending with a crumbling book!This is not an approach that will preserve the book. In fact, the below approaches may damage the book if used long-term.If this is something you will try to conserve, you will need to consult a professional.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 92Use fabric softener sheets. These sheets absorb odors from fabric and they can do so for books, too. Try the following:Cut a bunch of sheets into thirds, and put one between every 20 pages or so in the smelly book.Keep the book in a zipper bag a few days, then the musty smell should be gone.This method is good for “preventing” the musty smell of books as well––just put a piece of a fabric softener sheet in every fifth book, or so, on your bookshelf.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 103Cut a small square of fresh, fragrant drawer liner. Place inside of book. You may like to use 2-3 pieces, depending on the size of the book.Place inside a resealable plastic bag. Let sit in a dry spot for a week or two.Check now and then to see if the fresh odor has been transferred to the book. Continue until the book smells better.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 114Use strong essential oil. Add drops of an essential oil like lavender, eucalyptus or tea-tree oil to cotton balls. Place in a resealable plastic bag. Add the book and seal. Remove after a few days. The book should smell like the essential oil. Because of the risk of oil spots, only do this with less valuable books that you want to read, such as moldy-but-useful textbooks.AdPart 5 of 5: Future StorageRemove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 121Check storage areas before storing books. The storage area should be dry, not too hot and not too cold, as cold encourages dampness and heat dries out paper, causing it to crumble. Excessive humidity is bad, so find storage with low humidity or reduce the humidity. Do not place plastic containers in direct sunlight or near heat sources where they may develop condensation, which would drip onto your stored books!Ensure bookcases are not against cold, moldy and damp walls.Check the attic or basement for leaks, mildew and dampness.Check storage facility for bad odors and signs of mildew or dampness before signing up to storage.Remove the Mildew Smell from Books Step 132Use appropriate storage containers.Choose plastic boxes if the storage area is prone to leaks or dampness. Also, add silica gel sachets in case of condensation.Don’t over fill bookshelves. Ensure adequate air circulation between books.Add clear dust jackets. These keep moisture away from book. It’s easier to replace dust jackets than the book cover or its binding.