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Following the Eight Fold Path will enable you to end desire. The Eight Fold Path describes the proper way to live to achieve enlightenment. It is not an easy path, and in theory it could take you several lifetimes to finally transcend the cycle of birth and death. The path demands great sacrifice and discipline. Obviously such a seemingly pessimistic and difficult religion is going to have some public relations problems. Joe (and Jane) Layman doesn't have enough spare time to spend hours sitting on his butt meditating.

1546 to 19 May 1565. 35 Ashikaga Yoshiteru The 13th Ashikaga Shogun. First son of Yoshiharu, the twelfth shōgun. Yoshiteru allied with Hosokawa Harumoto. Was attacked by Miyoshi Chōkei and Matsunaga Hisahide, lost and committed suicide. Ashikaga Yoshizumi Lived 15 Dec. 1480 to 14 Aug. 1511. Ruled 27 Dec. 1494 to 16 April 1508. 11th Ashikaga Shogun. Replaced Yoshitane in 1491 but later Yoshitane replaced him. Ashina Family Ashina Morikiyo Lived 1490 to 1553. Ashina Morishige Ashina Moritaka Lived 1560 to 1583 Ashina Moriuji Lived 1521 to 1580.

It replaced Japan's original constitution, which many people feel had flaws that made it unsuitable for a modern democracy. The original constitution was promulgated in 1889 (see page X. THE CONSTITUTION OF JAPAN, 1946 Promulgated on November 3, 1946; Put into effect on May 3, 1947. We, the Japanese people, acting through our duly elected representatives in the National Diet, determined that we shall secure for ourselves and our posterity the fruits of peaceful cooperation with all nations and the blessings of liberty throughout this land, and resolved that never again shall we be visited with the horrors of war through the action of government, do proclaim that sovereign power resides with the people and do firmly establish this Constitution.

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