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Seichō no Ie

Seichō no Ie (Jap., ‘House of Growth’). A Japanese religion founded by Taniguchi Masaharu (1893–1985) in 1930. Central to the teachings of this movement, an offshoot from Ōmotokyō, is the belief that all human beings are divine and equal in that they are all children of God. ‘The life of reality’ (jisso) involves the realization that sin and illness have no reality in themselves. The movement is eclectic, drawing on many religions and regarding them as preparatory to itself.

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