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Religion Made by Adriaan Raaijmakers Class 3MH6 Preface For this project we had to choose a sect and describe it describe what they think is salvation make a conclusion and list your sources The sect I chose is the Aum Shinrikyo sect I chose this sect because of its enormous number of followers and because I was curious how people can become so violent and to such an extreme way Another point of the project was to describe Salvation and the way that your sect or cult saw or thought to reach Salvation Description of the sect The Aum Shinrikyo sect is mainly a Japanese sect although it has followers all over the world Aum Shinrikyo stands for Supreme Truth It was founded by Chizuo Matsumoto which was his official name before he changed it tooAsahara Shoko Asahara Shoko moved to Tokyo in 1977 there his interest in religion begun Through his urge for faith he joined a group called Agonshu which was a new religion that thought bad karma could be removed through suffering His first few followers came from a yoga class which he and his wife attended In 1986 he received enlightment while he was in the Himalayan Mountains When he came back from the Himalayas in 1987 he changed his name from Chizuo Matsumoto to Asahara Shoko After he did that he named his group Aum Shinrikyo Aum stands for powers of destruction and creation in the universe in Sanskrit Shinrikyo means teaching of the supreme truth As the name suggests the goal of Aum Shinrikyo is to teach and learn the truth about the creation and destruction in the universe In the year 1989 the group tried to register itself as a religious Corporation that request was
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