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1 Taira no Shigemori and the Emperor Takakura have a great deal in common They are related because Kiyomori wifes sister is Takakuras mother Both are very benevolent towards the people of their country When Shigemori stopped Kiyomori from attacking the Cloistered Palace and kept the country in peace the cloistered Emperor said It is not the first time that Shigemori has shown his greatness Even so what a lordly lord he is He has repaid my plot against his family with kindness 116 In addition Shigemori promises Naritsune that I will risk my life to save you 98 Although Naritsune was involved in plot against the Taira family for the second time The tale says this emperor Takakura had revived benevolence and justice 348 and had always been courteous and polite 349 Throughout Takakuras short life he has always been praying for peace and prosperity of the people in his land As an Abdicated Emperor he made frequent trips to the Itsukushima shrine to pray for peace and stability He has shown compassion towards his servants and people that surround him The burning of Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji temples enormously contributed to his death which came shortly after the incident Similarly Shigemori was a deeply religious man too The tale says Shigemori had been a pious man with profound wish to lighten the burden of his sins and live a good life 201 He demonstrated the above quality by building a temple at the foot of Higashi-Yama and placed forty-eight lanterns Kiyomori considered him to be a man who was innocent of Five Cardinal Crimes He Shigemori never failed to observe the Five Cardinal Virtues and so he was courteous and polite in all his dealings 109 However Shigemori is different from Takakura in the way he deals with the Priest-Premier Shigemori on numerous occasions successfully advises his father on the political matters For instance when he convinced his father not to
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