Risking one’s life to live for the sake of others
Why does “Demon Slayer” move so many people’s hearts?
The reason is that there is a theme running through it.
What is it?
It is the idea of risking one’s life for someone other than oneself.
The meaning of fighting demons
Most of the members of the “Demon Slayer Corps” have had their families and loved ones killed by demons.
Those who have had their happy lives destroyed by demons risk their lives to fight so that others will not have to experience the same sorrow they did.
In other words, they risk their own lives to fight against demons for the happiness of those who are not their own.
The words of Kyojuro Rengoku, the Frame Pillar
For example, as portrayed in the movie “Infinite Train,” one of the pillars at the center of the Demon Slayer Corps, Kyojuro Rengoku, saved the lives of 200 passengers on a train attacked by a demon. And then fought to the death against a demon called Upper Rank 3 that suddenly appeared.
The Flame Pillar was mortally wounded, but he was determined to never let the demon escape, and he risked his life to protect the people and the young demon slayers, including Tanjiro Kamado.
The line, “No matter how weak or unworthy you feel… Keep your heart burning, grit your teeth and move forward.” can only be said by a person who knows the weakness of human beings and has been able to overcome adversity without being defeated by it.
Finally, he said to Tanjiro and the others, “Someday you guys will become Hashira and be the pillars of the Demon Slayer Corps. That’s what I believe. I believe in you.” And with that, he passed away.
I’m sure many people shed tears watching this scene.
Tanjiro Kamado talks about the law of cause and effect
Altruism is the desire to help others, even at the expense of oneself.
It’s not just about being good enough for oneself, it’s about wanting to live for the happiness of others. This is the spirit of altruism.
Why is it possible to live with such an altruistic spirit?
The hero, Tanjiro Kamado, seems to have unconsciously realized this.
One day, Tanjiro Kamado said to Muichiro Tokito, the youngest genius swordsman to become a pillar, that what he does for others will eventually be done for him.
This is the same meaning as the saying, “The good you do for others is good you do yourself.”
In other words, if you live for others with altruism, it will come back to you. It’s the law of cause and effect.
The more you make others happy, the more happiness will come back to you.
Tanjiro Kamado tells us that serving others is never a waste of time, either for them or for ourselves.
Altruistic mind leads to the mind of God
What can we learn from “Demon Slayer”?
It is to live for the happiness of others.
In other words, if you live for your own ego, you will not be happy in the true sense of the word.
And when you try to live for someone else, you create an enormous amount of energy that you never thought you would have.
This is because the thought of love to live for the sake of others is synchronized with the energy of God’s love and attracts a great deal of energy.
It is called the “law of wavelength sympathy” or the “law of attraction.” Altruism leads to thoughts of God’s love, and the energy of God’s love from the universe flows in, allowing us to exert great power beyond our own limitations.
In other words, “Demon Slayer” teaches us that by living with an altruistic heart, we can do things that are beyond our own power.