Wednesday, February 10, 2010

"which the Lord hath made known unto us"

What Some Can See but Others Cannot

Toyota stupidly said its was a matter of 0.06 seconds.

But, it is translated into a foot or a one-sixth rotation of a tire when halting a car just before a limit line. As for computer control of mechanics, milliseconds are the norm.

The product of a speed or acceleration multiplied by the car weight must be also taken into consideration, as they can be further multiplied by the above length when the car hit any object.

It is time for Toyota to think about how to make rich poor workers in factories of its subcontractors.

Toyota should not become a king who has no clothes on.

SECTION I: Traditional, Conservative, & Liberal

Those who love the traditional virtue and value, good or bad, should be called "traditional."

Those who love established law, order, and practices, good or bad, should be called "conservative."

Those who love freedom, liberty, and reformation of any sort, good or bad, should be called "liberal."

In Japan, the traditional people are always a majority. And, the LDP was supported by this category of people.

However, voters who did not love Japanese traditions but were conservative voted mostly for the LDP.

Only those who were culturally non-traditional but politically and economically liberal voted for the socialist or communist parties.

However, since the beginning of 21st century, this trend has changed. More and more traditional people came close to the liberal, if they never vote for socialist or communist parties. The LDP was losing the support from this category of people, namely the "culturally traditional but economically liberal." Then, here rose up Mr. Jyunichiro Koizumi to appeal to this category of voters. He succeeded and maintained his regime for five years or so. Even nobody stopped him from visiting the Yasukuni (shintoism but dedicated for warriors) Shrine around August 15, the memorial day for Japan's World War II.

Now, most of voters in the category of the "culturally traditional but economically liberal," have left the LDP due to too much irresponsible management of the pension system and the social security. They now support the DPJ and the Hatoyama Cabinet, though Prime Minister Mr. Yukio Hatoyama is losing some ground.

But, still a key point might be that only "non-traditional and liberal" Japanese voters support socilaist or communist parties.

Yet, there are some politicians who are apparently "non-traditional but very much conservative." They are the most unpredictable type among Japanese politicians.

So, use the terms "traditional" and "non-traditional" in addition to conservative and liberal, especially in analyzing the Japanese politics.

SECTION II: The Upanishads

When Gautama Buddha started his mission about 500 years before A.D. 1, there established was work of philosophy called the Upanishads.

As Jesus Christ faced conventional Judaism, the Buddha faced the Upanishads in ancient India.

In the Upanishads, truth is called Brahman:

In the Hindu religion, Brahman (br√°hman) is the unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in this Universe.[1] The nature of Brahman is described as transpersonal, personal and impersonal by different philosophical schools.

The Upanishads teaches Hindu priests (Brahmin) that clever Brahmin should understand Brahman to create wisdom; but do not give consideration to many words, since it is waste of words. 

Lao-tze (the 6th century BC), a Chinese ancient philosopher, also said, "One who knows truth never talks about it. Ones who talk about it do not know it."

That is why the Buddha is unique and the greatest for peoples, at least, in East Asia.

Anyway, 500 years before the birth of the Son of God, mankind looks like having been really close to its intellectual zenith.

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Luk 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luk 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

Luk 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Luk 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luk 2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.