Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集

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Text Propriety, a circumspect attitude of careful observance of precepts and rules, especially necessary when serving a deity or noble, or when attending to related matters. The attitude with which saikai and religious ceremonies should be performed. Yamazaki Ansai, the founder of Suika Shintô, maintained that tsutsushimi was the basic principle of Shinto. The parallel found in the concept of reverence as the basic tenet of Neo-Confucianism provided a common ground for the syncretism of the two ways of thought.