Friday, December 01, 2017

"A certain man planted a vineyard" - Einstein in Tokyo in 1922

Tokyo in Summer

Einstein in Tokyo in 1922

Einstein was a Jewish man although he found a revolutionary law about time and space in 1905 and the theory was published in 1916.

It is truly interesting that a Jewish scientist found the theory of relativity.  God gave great honor to Jewish people.  But soon after this glory, Hitler and Nazis took power and started to suppress Jewish people.  Accordingly, Einstein fled to the US.

The social expansion and success of Jewish people in the early 20th century was symbolized by Einstein.  It was revolutionary like his theory, which could be so alarming to some Europeans like Hitler.  Or other Jewish people should have taken a revolutionary view on their fates.  They had to realize danger approaching to them.

Einstein visited Japan in 1922.  During two-month stay in Japan, he traveled in Japan from Kobe to Kyoto, Tokyo, and other cities, giving lecture in some universities and receiving great welcome.  But when he left Japan, he worried about social trends in Japan as he felt an inception of militarism in Japan and German flags in places for welcoming parties.  Einstein was a pacifist and did not like German militarism at the time.  Japanese people should have listened to Einstein more carefully.  In deed, 19 years after Einstein's visit to Japan, the Empire of Japan launched the Pearl Harbor attack.

In the early fist century, God sent a revolutionary saint to the Jewish community in Palestine.  And, after the death of the saint, namely Christ Jesus, the Jewish-Roman war erupted.  In the early 20st century, God sent a revolutionary scientist to Europe.  And, after decades from his revolutionary discovery, WWII erupted, killing six million Jewish people and 50 million other peoples.

So, it is important if we see another revolutionary Jewish man, we had better get prepared for another war.  God will surely give a portent to people.

Recently two pieces of memo Einstein wrote for a bellboy of the Imperial Hotel of Japan in lieu of chips in 1922 were auctioned in Jerusalem and sold at total $1.8 million.  The seller was a grandson of the Japanese bellboy's brother who lives in Germany:
So on a piece of hotel stationery, Einstein wrote in German his theory of happiness:
"A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness."
On a second sheet, he wrote another message: "Where there's a will there's a way."
He told the bellhop to save the notes — they just might be valuable in the future.
This might be a kind of a prophecy.

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Mar 12:1 And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
Mar 12:2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.
Mar 12:3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.