Saturday, March 21, 2009

"I am well pleased"

"I am well pleased"

Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.


Katayama served the nation Japan as prime minister from the Socialist Party of Japan between 1947 and 1948.

It is said that he is the first Christian prime minister of Japan.

In the political turmoil after the Second World War and the intensified international environment between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., the Japanese people overwhelmingly supported the first Christian and socialist prime minister of Japan, though Tetsu Katayama was a graduate from the Imperial University of Tokyo.

He died in 1978, the year that another Christian prime minister Masayoshi Ohira of the LDP assumed the premiership of Japan.

Ohiara was appointed 68th prime minister of Japan in December 1978. However, he died of a sudden and fatal disease in June 1980 during a heated campaign of a general election Prime Minister Ohira was bitterly forced to fight to secure his cabinet.

It is said that he is the second Christian prime minister of Japan.

It is also said that the third Christian prime minister of Japan is incumbent Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso, though he is from a very rich family.

CHAPTER II: An Edgar Allen Poe’s Poem in 1831

To Helen

Edgar Allen Poe

Helen, thy beauty is to me
Like those Nicean barks of yore,
That gently, o’er a perfumed sea,
The weary, way-worn wanderer bore
To his own native shore.

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece,
And the grandeur that was Rome.

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Note: Nicea is yet to be identified about its precise location. The hyacinth hair is said to be blackish purple hair. My impression is that something is there Hellenic and Germanic in the poem, but it is apparently Archaic Mediterranean...

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The spring has almost reached around Tokyo.

I actually observed cherry blossoms’ buds this morning.

One of them kindly delivered to me greeting.

It is so since I looked up there mostly as a token.


Luk 3:21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

Luk 3:22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Great is Buddha

Great is Buddha

Mr. Hayao Miyazaki, a Japanese animation producer, created an animation title "Porco Rosso" in 1992.

The story extended around the Adriatic Sea gives pleasuring feeling, but it has an extraordinarily impressive scene where a myriad of fallen pilots on their planes of the WWI era are ascending to Heaven in lines, to one direction high in the blue sky.

However this animation work was released in Japan under the title "Crimson Pig," since the hero pilot Porco looks like a pig to any audience.

So, I recalled one phrase of a song: "He's so hard to see!"

Anyway, the Mediterranean is far enough to look romantic from Japan, though I don't know if the sea could be sensed from Jerusalem even 2000 years ago.

SECTION I: An American Nursery Rhyme

'There was a little girl'

There was a little girl,
And she had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good
She was very, very good,
And when she was bad she was horrid.

One day she went upstairs,
When her parents, unawares,
In the kitchen were occupied with meals,
And she stood upon her head
In her little trundle-bed,
And then began hooraying with her heels.


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Note: They say that this is a popular poem as having been taken into Mother Goose, since the little, happy girl is going to be spanked by her mother who thought that boys were playing at war at the upstairs.


In my rough idea about (the) Buddha it is that he was a member of the East Asian race group.

Buddha must have looked more like a Japanese than, for an example, an Iranian, which is why Tibet, Mongolia, Sri lanka, Burama, Thailand, and other Eastern Asia regions honestly observe Buddhism.

However, ancient India had three major racial groups: the first one who belongs to Aryan races coming down from the north, the second one originally living in the Indian sub-continent like Dravidians, and the last who belongs to the East Asia racial group.

At least, it must not have been a simple world dominated by a single culture.

What I want to say is that it must not have been a simple situation for any philosopher to excel in his wisdom over others.

Yet, one of the most striking aspects in Buddha's path for truth is that excellence in wisdom and insight can be hated, abused, or attacked by demons and the Devil.

Without a help from Almighty God, Buddha faced those evil challenges to eventually conquer them, which is the greatest performance ever achieved by a man all alone.

Compared with Buddha, other holy saints who have ever appeared in the west of India are just petitioners for holy helpers from Heaven.

Great is the Buddha; the Buddha is the only great independent man; and everybody should confess that Great is Buddha; and Buddha is the only great independent man.

NOTE: The Buddha originally means the only person Gotama Siddhattha, and hence he is called simply "(O-)Shaka (-sama)" or "Budda" in Japanese.

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That is all for today, finally, Mdlles.

(Pourtant, mon chéri, la vie est magnifique, bravo!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Changeable Might Become Unchanging

(Out of The Tokyo Bay, The Sagami Bay and The Pacific Ocean)

The Changeable Might Become Unchanging

It is fine this morning as if promised by the good taste of wine in the eve.

Importantly for Buddhists, it is a Japanese public holiday tomorrow, as it is the Spring Equinox Day.

SECTION I: Another American Poem


William Carlos Williams

When I was younger
it was plain to me
I must make something of myself.
Older now
I walk back streets
admiring the houses
of the very poor:


No one
will believe this
of vast import to the nation.

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Note: They say it shows sympathy to the poor who have nothing to do with any matter of national importance, though rich men in any country need poor men who serve them for salary.


My disciples, my end is approaching, our parting is near, but do not lament. Life is ever changing; none can escape the dissolution of the body. This I am now to show by my own death, my body falling apart like a dilapidated cart.

Do not vainly lament, but realize that nothing is permanent and learn from it the emptiness of human life. Do not cherish the unworthy desire that the changeable might become unchanging.

The demon of worldly desires is always seeking chances to deceiver the mind. If a viper lives in your room and you wish to have a peaceful sleep, you must first chase it out.

You must break the bonds of worldly passions and drive them away as you would a viper. You must positively protect your own mind.

My disciples, my last moment has come, but do not forget that death is only the end of the physical body. The body was born from parents and was nourished by food; just as inevitable are sickness and death.

But the true Buddha is not a human body: -- it is Enlightenment. A human body must die, but the Wisdom of Enlightenment will exist forever in the truth of the Dharma, and in the practice of the Dharma. He who sees merely my body does not truly see me. Only he who accepts my teaching truly sees me.

After my death, the Dharma shall be your teacher. Follow the Dharma and you will be true to me.

During the last forty-five years of my life, I have withheld nothing from my teachings. There is no secret teaching, no hidden meaning; everything has been taught openly and clearly. My dear disciples, this is the end.

In a moment, I shall be passing into Nirvana. This is my instruction.

Thus Buddha died 500 years before the age of Christ.

It is unbelievable that one man who lived and acted in ancient India just as a monk only relying on the power of his understanding human minds and the nature still stands as the most intellectual and smart person in the history.

It is so since only Judaists, Christians, and Muslims who never learnt the teaching of Buddha say that it is not a religion at all, since it has nothing to do with death and Heaven...

(Do not say 'kekko' [wonderful] till you have seen Nikko. So do not say 'kekko'[wonderful] till you have heard Kegon chanting. Même un ange peut jouer de la musique.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Correct Measures for Correctness

(For Tokyo Bay)

Correct Measures for Correctness

For example, when you get into a telephone shop, how can you tell what your correct choice is when buying a new cellular phone?

There are several service providers, each selling tens of models in Japan.

What is correct choice then, a white model, a rectangular model, a functionally advanced expensive model, or the most popular type of mobile phones?

Yet, as this is the third cellular phone since I started to use this type of equipment 13 years ago, I had to choose the very correct one.

And, as Prime Minister Mr. Taro Aso is going to provide a special allowance, 12,000 yen or $130, for each Japanese to boost consumption as a special economic measure, I am now content to have found one being discounted to below 10,000 yen in a certain shop.

The new cellular phone I purchased recently is actually an unsold one (but unused one, of course) since last autumn or so, meaning not a new model for the Spring of 2009, though it has a kind of Window OS-based functions.

SECTION 0: Mr. Heizo Takenaka and Mr. Ben Bernanke

"I told the banks clearly, 'I am in a position to supervise you,' "Mr. Takenaka said. "I told them I am not open to negotiation."

It took three more years to finally get the majority of bad loans off the banks' books. Resona Bank, which was found to have insufficient capital, was effectively nationalized.

From 1992 to 2005, Japanese banks wrote off about 96 trillion yen, or about 19 percent of the country's annual G.D.P. But Mr. Takenaka's toughness restored faith in the banks.

"That was a turning point in the banking crisis," said Mr. Gomi of the Financial Services Agency, who worked with Mr. Takenaka on the audits.

By then, other factors had fallen into place that aided economic recovery, including a boom in exports to the United States and China...

Mr. Barnanke expressed recently an optimistic view of American economy. It is reasonable to have such an expectation, since the U.S. can command its domestic consumer market without much relying on the Chinese market. Recovery of the financial system with tight control on Wall Street, including AIG, would help U.S. economy back onto a desirable state.

Japan can wait for the coming upturn of a U.S. economic cycle, but it is more needed to cultivate other markets than the American one and the Chinese one, since the era when a Mr. Takenaka-type hero is needed seems to be passing away...

SECTION I: An American Poem

'There was an old man of Nantucket'

There was an old man of Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket;
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man -
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

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Note: They say that it is poor and cheap humor, since "Nan took it" is expressed as Nantucket. But, it depends on how Nan looks more than how the old man looks.


Now this, monks, is the noble truth
of the way that leads to the cessation of pain:
this is the noble eightfold way, namely,
correct understanding, correct intention,
correct speech, correct action, correct livelihood,
correct attention, correct concentration,
and correct meditation


Only Almighty God can give measures about correctness, however, to monks and civilians.

Indeed, if your desire and pride supersede the respect for Buddha, you will break the noble eightfold way and spoil your community as well as yourself.

And, Buddha also asserted that money cannot be a measure to identify correctness. Yet, it may be a long way to deduce what is correct from teachings of Buddha, which is why you have to abandon your life to learn it in Buddhism...

(If they call it spring, everything around me rejects it under dominance of unfailing order of strong winter, a certain Japanese song says.

Printemps fait filles semblent plus belles, ou vice versa, car vous pouvez faire partie du printemps.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Only A Hub Can Stop All Arrows

(North of Tokyo)

Only A Hub Can Stop All Arrows

Yes, the space shuttle was launched as usual from a NASA base, though with one Japanese astronaut.

Indeed, what goes up must come down, but the space station the shuttle is going to arrive at must be rotating to generate artificial gravity like the one depicted in the movie "2001 -- A Space Odyssey."

In addition, I hope those astronauts would greet 3.5 million homeless people now suffering hard time in the United States, since the space mission is a kind of killing financially those poor people on the mother planet...

SECTION 0: Regulation in Mind and Heart

This subject is not concerned with brainwashing or mean-hearted state education.

When 99 out of hundred citizens of ancient Israel abandoned their efforts to avoid an all-out war with the Roman Empire, they were destined to be completely defeated and lose the land for coming 2000 years.

When 99 out of hundred citizens of Ching dynasty of China abandoned their efforts to reform the nation and introduce the principle of equality of all people, they were destined to be completely defeated in wars against Western powers and the Empire of Japan all through the 19th and 20th centuries.

If no sufficient level of respect for laws and regulations, without mentioning teachings of saints, is found among 99 out of hundred citizens in the U.S. of today, Americans will not be able to be free from the War on Terror and the Wall-Street type of money-related enormity in the 21st century.

So far I can see at least 10 people among 100 around Tokyo who would rather unconditionally respect laws and regulations written on their hearts and minds.

Quel est le ratio autour de vous, Filles?

SECTION I: American Indians

Is This Real
- Indian song -

Let us see, is this real,
Let us see, is this real,

This life I am living?
You, Gods, who dwell everywhere,

Let us see, is this real,
This life I am living?


I am secure in the cloak of the Dharma and the inspiring words of Buddha....

There are causes for all human suffering, and there is a way by which they may be ended, because everything in the world is the result of a vast concurrence of causes and conditions, and everything disappears as these causes and conditions change and pass away. Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away...

1) Concerning the body: do not ask to be free of all illness, for when the body is free of all illness, greed quickly arises. When greed has arisen, the precepts soon are broken and progress becomes regression.


10) Concerning false accusations: do not try to justify yourself or make explanations, for self-justifications only increase the illusion of having a separate self. Once this illusion of a separate self arises, thoughts of anger and revenge soon will follow.

Truly, the "Wheel of Dharma" is a symbol representing dharma...floating over the domain of transmigration and reincarnation...being done in a moment for Almighty God.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

"Emptiness is the True Color"

"Emptiness is the True Color"


An ordinary computer can handle 16,777,216 different colors, since each of Red, Green, and Blue components has 256 grades (256 times 256 times 256 = 16,777,216).

Therefore, 16,777,216 words in a dictionary can be mapped to this color domain in a one-to-one manner.
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The software tool for creating a color I used yesterday is interesting.

Even if you input more than 6-digit hexadecimal codes, it returns a kind of corresponding color, though its algorithm is a little mystery.

But, for some practical reason, it is better to input a series of ASCII codes in a reversed order.

Specifically, "LOVE," #4c4f5645, must be input as #5465f4c4

For example, "Jesus" is #4a65737573; so input #37573756a4, and then we get the following.

And, for "Christ" as #473796278644 instead of #446872697374:

For "America" as #1636962756d614 instead of #416d6572696361:

Finally, "Japan" as #e6160716a4 instead of #4a6170616e:

Try using the following site with any ASCII code table:

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The Buddha did not deny that there is happiness in life, but he pointed out it does not last forever. Eventually everyone meets with some kind of suffering. He said:
"There is happiness in life,
happiness in friendship,
happiness of a family,
happiness in a healthy body and mind,
...but when one loses them, there is suffering."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

"LOVE" and "love"

"LOVE" and "love"

"love" is expressed as "#6c 6f 76 65" in the ASCII code system.

"LOVE" is expressed as "#4c 4f 56 45" in the ASCII code system.

These hexadecimal codes can be applied to the Web color code system as follows:


So, to our astonishment, in the computer and the Internet, we get the following fact:

"Love is a kind of green."

Note: However, as RGB requires only six digits of a hexadecimal number, "#4c4f5645" has two digit redundant. So, it depends on a system how to translate an input code to an effective code. The system I used actually produced that kind of green.

For example, "#4c4f56" is not green at all.