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--- DICTIONARIES (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)

japanese ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan.
The language of the people of Japan.

japan ::: n. --> Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.

japanned ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Japan ::: a. --> Treated, or coated, with varnish in the Japanese manner.

japanner ::: n. --> One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in the art.
A bootblack.

japanning ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Japan ::: n. --> The art or act of varnishing in the Japanese manner.

japannish ::: a. --> After the manner of the Japanese; resembling japanned articles.

japanese ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants. ::: n. sing. & pl. --> A native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan.
The language of the people of Japan.

japan ::: n. --> Work varnished and figured in the Japanese manner; also, the varnish or lacquer used in japanning. ::: a. --> Of or pertaining to Japan, or to the lacquered work of that country; as, Japan ware.

japanned ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Japan ::: a. --> Treated, or coated, with varnish in the Japanese manner.

japanner ::: n. --> One who varnishes in the manner of the Japanese, or one skilled in the art.
A bootblack.

japanning ::: p. pr. & vb. n. --> of Japan ::: n. --> The art or act of varnishing in the Japanese manner.

japannish ::: a. --> After the manner of the Japanese; resembling japanned articles.

Japanese cosmogony says that “out of the chaotic mass, an egg-like nucleus appears, having within itself the germ and potency of all the universal as well as of all terrestrial life” (SD 1:216).

Japan and Korea

Japanese Cross-References

Japanese Colonial Period 1910–1945

Japanese Historical Periods

Japanese Cross-References

--- QUOTES [37 / 37 - 500 / 2661] (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)

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   14 Santoka Taneda
   4 Saigyo
   3 Japanese Proverb
   2 Joseph Campbell
   1 Yasunari Kawabata
   1 William Gibson
   1 The Mother
   1 Sri Aurobindo
   1 Shinran
   1 Saisei Muro
   1 Nozawa Boncho
   1 Kafu Nagai
   1 Hayao Miyazaki
   1 David Mitchell
   1 Buddhist Meditations from the Japanese
   1 Boye De Mente
   1 Allen Ginsberg


   11 Donald Trump
   10 Jamie Dimon
   10 Anonymous
   7 Vladimir Putin
   7 Marie Kond
   6 Shinzo Abe
   5 Morinosuke Kawaguchi
   5 Hiroyuki Sanada
   4 Utada Hikaru
   4 Travis Rice
   4 Stephen Gardiner
   4 P J O Rourke
   4 Naoto Kan
   4 Haruki Murakami
   4 Charles C Mann
   4 Billy Higgins
   4 Barry Eisler
   3 William Gibson
   3 Tadashi Yanai
   3 Tadao Ando
   3 Seungri
   3 Julie Otsuka
   3 Gilbert Gottfried
   3 Arthur Erickson
   2 Yoshiro Mori
   2 Yoko Ono
   2 Walter Isaacson
   2 Trip Hawkins
   2 Timothy Ferriss
   2 Thomas Sowell
   2 Stephen King
   2 Shigeru Yoshida
   2 Satoshi Tajiri
   2 Robert Bly
   2 Phil Collins
   2 Nicola Formichetti
   2 Niall Ferguson
   2 Natasha Pulley
   2 Michael Pollan
   2 Mehmet Murat ildan
   2 Mao Zedong
   2 Lafcadio Hearn
   2 Kittredge Cherry
   2 Katsuya Okada
   2 John C Danforth
   2 Jeffrey Archer
   2 Jackie Chan
   2 Howard Stringer
   2 Hillary Clinton
   2 Hector Garcia Puigcerver
   2 Hayao Miyazaki
   2 Grimes
   2 George Takei
   2 Demitria Lunetta
   2 David Letterman
   2 Curtis LeMay
   2 Chiang Kai shek
   2 Cathy Davidson
   2 Carlos Ghosn
   2 Bob Hope
   2 Bill O Reilly
   2 Bertrand Russell
   2 Aziz Ansari
   2 Arthur Golden
   2 Angela Duckworth

1:It's drizzling. Here I am, still alive. ~ Santoka Taneda,
2:The reverse side also has a reverse side. ~ Japanese Proverb,
3:on the waterthe reflectionof a wanderer ~ Santoka Taneda,
4:The sound of the rain-drops also Has grown older. ~ Santoka Taneda,
5:there is nothing else I can do;I walk on and on ~ Santoka Taneda,
6:Wet with morning dewI go in the direction I want ~ Santoka Taneda,
7:pickingthe nameless flowerI offer it to buddha ~ Santoka Taneda,
8:I have no home :::I have no home autumn deepens ~ Santoka Taneda,
9:sleeping on a soft futonI dream of my native village ~ Santoka Taneda,
10:today again,soaking wetI walk on an unknown road ~ Santoka Taneda,
11:We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~ Japanese Proverb,
12:Daily torn and tatteredturning to shredsmy robe for travelling ~ Santoka Taneda,
13:Milky Way :::the milky way at midnight a drunkard dances ~ Santoka Taneda,
14:He who treads the path of love walks a thousand miles as if it were only one. ~ Japanese Proverb,
15:feel of the needlewhen at lastyou get the thread through ityatto ito ga tōtta hari no kanshoku ~ Santoka Taneda,
16:slapping at the fliesslapping at the mosquitoesslapping at myself ~ Santoka Taneda, Mountain Tasting: Zen Haiku 351,
17:Wisdom is like unto a beacon set on high, which radiates its light even in the darkest night. ~ Buddhist Meditations from the Japanese,
18:The genius of Japan lies in imitation and improvement, that of India in origination. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Bande Mataram - II The Asiatic Role,
19:We shouldn't stick too close to everyday reality but give room to the reality of the heart, of the mind, and of the imagination. ~ Hayao Miyazaki,
20:Born into the womb ::: Born into the womb of a HIPPU (a woman in a very low social position who is considered stupid and worthless) on a summer's day. ~ Saisei Muro,
21:How wonderful ::: How wonderful, that Her heart Should show me kindness; And of all the numberless folk, Grief should not touch me. ~ Saigyo,
22:limitations gone ::: limitations gone since my mind fixed on the moon clarity and serenity make something for which there's no end in sight ~ Saigyo,
23:Well do I know myself ::: Well do I know myself, so Your coldness I did not think to blame, yet My bitterness has Soaked my sleeves, it seems ~ Saigyo,
24:Love ::: Love. So many different ways to have been in love. The maidservants Trying to take a peep Knock down the screen! ~ Nozawa Boncho,
25:The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night. ~ Yasunari Kawabata,
26:Practice is the act of rehearsing a behavior over and over, or engaging in an activity again and again, for the purpose of improving or mastering it, as in the phrase practice makes perfect. ~ ,
27:Not Stopping To Mark The Trail ::: Not stopping to mark the trail, let me push even deeper into the mountain! Perhaps there's a place where bad news can never reach me! ~ Saigyo,
28:flowing with waterI walked down to the villagethe sunlight freely reflects offmy freshly shaven headwithin life and deathsnow falls ceaselesslyI walk in the windsbrightness and darkness ~ Santoka Taneda,
29:182. To mingle the right action with the action that is not akin to it is called the confused practice. The man that erreth therein hath not attained unto the single heart. He knoweth not thankfulness for the grace of the Enlightened One. ~ Shinran, Wisdom of the East Buddhist Psalms translated from the Japanese of Shinran Shonin ,
30:No matter how much I wanted to sing Western songs, they were all very difficult. Had I, born in Japan, no choice but to sing Japanese songs? Was there a Japanese song that expressed my present sentiment - a traveler who had immersed himself in love and the arts in France but was now going back to the extreme end of the Orient where only death would follow monotonous life? ... I felt totally forsaken. I belonged to a nation that had no music to express swelling emotions and agonized feelings. ~ Kafu Nagai,
31:In Japanese language, kata (though written as 方) is a frequently-used suffix meaning way of doing, with emphasis on the form and order of the process. Other meanings are training method and formal exercise. The goal of a painter's practicing, for example, is to merge his consciousness with his brush; the potter's with his clay; the garden designer's with the materials of the garden. Once such mastery is achieved, the theory goes, the doing of a thing perfectly is as easy as thinking it ~ Boye De Mente, Japan's Secret Weapon - The Kata Factor ,
32:People pontificate, Suicide is selfishness. Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call in a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reason: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one's audience with one's mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it - suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what's selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching. ~ David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas ,
33:The Japanese have a proverb: "The gods only laugh when men pray to them for wealth." The boon bestowed on the worshiper is always scaled to his stature and to the nature of his dominant desire: the boon is simply a symbol of life energy stepped down to the requirements of a certain specific case. The irony, of course, lies in the fact that, whereas the hero who has won the favor of the god may beg for the boon of perfect illumination, what he generally seeks are longer years to live, weapons with which to slay his neighbor, or the health of his child. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces The Ultimate Boon,
34:A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and the corners he'd cut in Night City, and still he'd see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless void.... The Sprawl was a long strange way home over the Pacific now, and he was no console man, no cyberspace cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But the dreams came on in the Japanese night like live wire voodoo and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, his hands clawed into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers, trying to reach the console that wasn't there. ~ William Gibson, Neuromancer ,
35:Apotheosis ::: One of the most powerful and beloved of the Bodhisattvas of the Mahayana Buddhism of Tibet, China, and Japan is the Lotus Bearer, Avalokiteshvara, "The Lord Looking Down in Pity," so called because he regards with compassion all sentient creatures suffering the evils of existence. To him goes the millionfold repeated prayer of the prayer wheels and temple gongs of Tibet: Om mani padme hum, "The jewel is in the lotus." To him go perhaps more prayers per minute than to any single divinity known to man; for when, during his final life on earth as a human being, he shattered for himself the bounds of the last threshold (which moment opened to him the timelessness of the void beyond the frustrating mirage-enigmas of the named and bounded cosmos), he paused: he made a vow that before entering the void he would bring all creatures without exception to enlightenment; and since then he has permeated the whole texture of existence with the divine grace of his assisting presence, so that the least prayer addressed to him, throughout the vast spiritual empire of the Buddha, is graciously heard. Under differing forms he traverses the ten thousand worlds, and appears in the hour of need and prayer. He reveals himself in human form with two arms, in superhuman forms with four arms, or with six, or twelve, or a thousand, and he holds in one of his left hands the lotus of the world.Like the Buddha himself, this godlike being is a pattern of the divine state to which the human hero attains who has gone beyond the last terrors of ignorance. "When the envelopment of consciousness has been annihilated, then he becomes free of all fear, beyond the reach of change." This is the release potential within us all, and which anyone can attain-through herohood; for, as we read: "All things are Buddha-things"; or again (and this is the other way of making the same statement) : "All beings are without self."The world is filled and illumined by, but does not hold, the Bodhisattva ("he whose being is enlightenment"); rather, it is he who holds the world, the lotus. Pain and pleasure do not enclose him, he encloses them-and with profound repose. And since he is what all of us may be, his presence, his image, the mere naming of him, helps. "He wears a garland of eight thousand rays, in which is seen fully reflected a state of perfect beauty.The color of his body is purple gold. His palms have the mixed color of five hundred lotuses, while each finger tip has eighty-four thousand signet-marks, and each mark eighty-four thousand colors; each color has eighty-four thousand rays which are soft and mild and shine over all things that exist. With these jewel hands he draws and embraces all beings. The halo surrounding his head is studded with five hundred Buddhas, miraculously transformed, each attended by five hundred Bodhisattvas, who are attended, in turn, by numberless gods. And when he puts his feet down to the ground, the flowers of diamonds and jewels that are scattered cover everything in all directions. The color of his face is gold. While in his towering crown of gems stands a Buddha, two hundred and fifty miles high." - Amitayur-Dhyana Sutra, 19; ibid., pp. 182-183. ~ Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Liber 132 - Apotheosis,
36:"The beings who were always appearing and speaking to Jeanne d'Arc would, if seen by an Indian, have quite a different appearance; for when one sees, one projects the forms of one's mind.... You have the vision of one in India whom you call the Divine Mother; the Catholics say it is the Virgin Mary, and the Japanese call it Kwannon, the Goddess of Mercy; and others would give other names. It is the same force, the same power, but the images made of it are different in different faiths." Questions and Answers 1929 - 1931 (21 April 1929)And then? You are not very talkative today! Is that all? You say that "each person has his own world of dreamimagery peculiar to himself." Ibid.Each individual has his own way of expressing, thinking, speaking, feeling, understanding. It is the combination of all these ways of being that makes the individual. That is why everyone can understand only according to his own nature. As long as you are shut up in your own nature, you can know only what is in your consciousness. All depends upon the height of the nature of your consciousness. Your world is limited to what you have in your consciousness. If you have a very small consciousness, you will understand only a few things. When your consciousness is very vast, universal, only then will you understand the world. If the consciousness is limited to your little ego, all the rest will escape you.... There are people whose brain and consciousness are smaller than a walnut. You know that a walnut resembles the brain; well these people look at things and don't understand them. They can understand nothing else except what is in direct contact with their senses. For them only what they taste, what they see, hear, touch has a reality, and all the rest simply does not exist, and they accuse us of speaking fancifully! "What I cannot touch does not exist", they say. But the only answer to give them is: "It does not exist for you, but there's no reason why it shouldn't exist for others." You must not insist with these people, and you must not forget that the smaller they are the greater is the audacity in their assertions. One's cocksureness is in proportion to one's unconsciousness; the more unconscious one is, the more is one sure of oneself. The most foolish are always the most vain. Your stupidity is in proportion to your vanity. The more one knows... In fact, there is a time when one is quite convinced that one knows nothing at all. There's not a moment in the world which does not bring something new, for the world is perpetually growing. If one is conscious of that, one has always something new to learn. But one can become conscious of it only gradually. One's conviction that one knows is in direct proportion to one's ignorance and stupidity. Mother, have the scientists, then, a very small consciousness? Why? All scientists are not like that. If you meet a true scientist who has worked hard, he will tell you: "We know nothing. What we know today is nothing beside what we shall know tomorrow. This year's discoveries will be left behind next year." A real scientist knows very well that there are many more things he doesn't know than those he knows. And this is true of all branches of human activity. I have never met a scientist worthy of the name who was proud. I have never met a man of some worth who has told me: "I know everything." Those I have seen have always confessed: "In short, I know nothing." After having spoken of all that he has done, all that he has achieved, he tells you very quietly: "After all, I know nothing." ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953 ,
37:Death & FameWhen I dieI don't care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel CemeteryBut I want a big funeral St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in ManhattanFirst, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother 96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters their grandchildren, companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche, there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting America, Satchitananda Swami Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche, Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau Roshis, Lama Tarchen --Then, most important, lovers over half-century Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousandday retreat --""I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he loved me""I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone""We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly arms round each other""I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my skivvies would be on the floor""Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master""We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then sleep in his captain's bed.""He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy""I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my stomach shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- ""All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth & fingers along my waist""He gave great head"So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997 and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!""I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me.""I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head, my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick, tickled with his tongue my behind""I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a pillow --"Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his walk-up flat, seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him again never wanted to... ""He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made sure I came first"This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-harp pennywhistles & kazoosNext, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India, Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American provincesThen highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved him anyway, true artist""Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me from suicide hospitals""Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my studio guest a week in Budapest"Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois""I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- ""He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas City""Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City""Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982""I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized others like me out there"Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gesturesThen Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural historians come to witness the historic funeral Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkersEveryone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was aliveFebruary 22, 1997 ~ Allen Ginsberg,

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1:Japanese collector ~ Gregg Olsen,
2:Japanese fighter planes, ~ Anonymous,
3:I play a nobody in Japan. ~ Jackie Chan,
4:My life was very Japanese. ~ Bryan Clay,
5:Japanese sex cushion too? ~ Chelsea Field,
6:Empress of Japan, noted ~ Claude M Bristol,
7:special trip to Japan with ~ Walter Isaacson,
8:That's Chinese, not Japanese ~ Lauren Myracle,
9:Half my fan mail comes from Japan. ~ Ben Barnes,
10:Japan will need to foster deep ~ George Friedman,
11:The Japanese are hard to figure out. ~ Jerry Garcia,
12:especially the Japanese and Russian ~ James A Michener,
13:I've always been inspired by Japanese style. ~ Rihanna,
14:Japanimation is a whole different art form. ~ Lucy Liu,
15:The Japanese seem to be a loyal audience. ~ Herb Alpert,
16:The Japanese fans always send weird things. ~ Tom Felton,
17:My clothes are very popular in Japan. ~ Vivienne Westwood,
18:It is hard to be an individual in Japan. ~ Haruki Murakami,
19:I love Japan, and Tokyo is my favorite city. ~ Barry Eisler,
20:China will be the answer to Japan's problems. ~ Carlos Ghosn,
21:It looks like they've been watching old Japan tapes! ~ CM Punk,
22:I'm just very obsessed with Japanese stuff in general. ~ Grimes,
23:Punctuality is an obsession with the Japanese, ~ Jeffrey Archer,
24:There is no hierarchy in Japanese Buddhist poetry. ~ Robert Bly,
25:In Japan, we say that “words make our reality.” The ~ Marie Kond,
26:We must not again underestimate the Japanese. ~ Chester W Nimitz,
27:Christianity, to be effective in Japan, must change. ~ Shusaku Endo,
28:No wonder this circuit failed. It says 'Made in Japan'. ~ Doc Brown,
29:Japan is doing a big number on the yen, devaluing it. ~ Donald Trump,
30:I believe, the Japanese film industry must be open. ~ Hiroyuki Sanada,
31:I've been missing Japanese literature so much of late. ~ Utada Hikaru,
32:Fall down seven times. Stand up eight. JAPANESE PROVERB ~ Phil Jackson,
33:I really didn't intend to be a musician when I left Japan. ~ Ikue Mori,
34:Japanese are very proud and workaholics. Proud workaholics. ~ Yoko Ono,
35:Opened a Japanese book and put the device in screen saver. ~ Anonymous,
36:I have a doggy, a Japanese Akita, who I live to play with. ~ Corey Haim,
37:In Japan, people don't really sing about sexual content. ~ Utada Hikaru,
38:You see, in Japanese culture, ghosts do not have legs. ~ Monisha Rajesh,
39:European travellers find the Japanese a smiling race. ~ Bertrand Russell,
40:I especially love French, Italian and Japanese cuisines. ~ Eva Herzigova,
41:I've always been fascinated by Japanese culture. ~ Sarah Michelle Gellar,
42:Japan's biggest problems are conservatism and cowardice. ~ Tadashi Yanai,
43:If the Japanese are so smart, why do they eat with sticks? ~ Jerry Lawler,
44:Japan, for me, will always be my inspiration source. ~ Nicola Formichetti,
45:What you feel in Japanese poetry is always entirely longing. ~ Robert Bly,
46:There’s an old Japanese saying: Fall seven, rise eight. ~ Angela Duckworth,
47:I've got lots of weird illustrations of me from Japanese fans. ~ Jamie Bell,
48:Japan is a great nation. It should begin to act like one. ~ John C Danforth,
49:In Japan, artists and fans are rather far apart from each other. ~ Tite Kubo,
50:My hatred for Japanese cinema includes absolutely all of it. ~ Nagisa Oshima,
51:Sort of like, I have to make the Japanese lyrics really deep. ~ Utada Hikaru,
52:Well, dojo is a traditional Japanese word for training hall. ~ Joseph Jarman,
53:We want full-scale normalisation of relations [with Japan]. ~ Vladimir Putin,
54:What kind of people do they [the Japanese] think we are? ~ Winston Churchill,
55:If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan. ~ Alan Perlis,
56:Turkey, Australia, and Japan are three of my top destinations. ~ Rick Riordan,
57:My favorite kitchen was the Japanese and the Italian kitchen. ~ Karl Lagerfeld,
58:Saw-Wielding Man Reportedly Slashes 2 Members Of Japanese Pop Group ~ Anonymous,
59:The only thing that can change Japan is a change in government. ~ Katsuya Okada,
60:What do Japanese Jews love to eat? Hebrew National Tsunami. ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
61:Give me fifty DC-3's and the Japanese can have the Burma Road. ~ Chiang Kai shek,
62:He's a novice - he should keep his opinions to Japanese football ~ Alex Ferguson,
63:Old Japanese saying, live scorpion in pants makes life interesting. ~ Will Hobbs,
64:In 1952 the father of Japanese primatology, Kinji Imanishi, first ~ Frans de Waal,
65:I say, isn't that a shame [a trade with Japan], it's so one-sided. ~ Donald Trump,
66:The Japanese have a saying, “Eat until you are 80 percent full. ~ Robert H Lustig,
67:We can't defend Japan, a behemoth, selling us cars by the million. ~ Donald Trump,
68:Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film. ~ Alex Cox,
69:A Japanese man festooned with cameras, a nun, a young girl in braids. ~ Anne Tyler,
70:In Japanese sushi restaurants, a lot of sushi chefs talk too much. ~ Masa Takayama,
71:During the lifetime of Japan I became very neurotic, very paranoid. ~ David Sylvian,
72:Japanese businesspeople and companies are lacking in individuality. ~ Tadashi Yanai,
73:Nobody in the world is as good at making decisions as the Japanese. ~ Peter Drucker,
74:In Japan, Australia, and England there is such a strong youth culture. ~ Marc Newson,
75:Japan is the perfect example of make plans, and watch God laugh. ~ Christopher Titus,
76:President Roosevelt provoked the Japanese to attack us at Pearl Harbor. ~ Gore Vidal,
77:The Japanese banks are not having an easy time as they once had. ~ David Rockefeller,
78:When I finally got to go ride the mountains in Japan, it blew my mind. ~ Travis Rice,
79:EMBRACING THE EXISTING Japanese perspective on urban history and context ~ Kengo Kuma,
80:I might have played a little bit more in Europe than I have in Japan. ~ Billy Higgins,
81:Clearly, Japan is a most important market for digital consumer products. ~ David Milne,
82:Everything in Japan is hidden. Real life has an unlisted phone number. ~ Fran Lebowitz,
As the leaves fall to the ground
Mechs now leave Japan ~ Jo Walton,
84:I can't tell you how important it was for us to be successful in japan. ~ Trip Hawkins,
85:In Japan, organizations and people in the organization are synonymous. ~ Kenichi Ohmae,
86:Kanban, while Japanese, is less metaphorical than Drum-Buffer-Rope. ~ David J Anderson,
87:What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers? ~ Walter F Mondale,
88:I want to go to Egypt and Japan and open orphanages... a chain of them. ~ Lindsay Lohan,
89:Japan offers as much novelty perhaps as an excursion to another planet. ~ Isabella Bird,
90:The Japanese have a saying that all honest trades are equally honorable. ~ Project Itoh,
91:Yes, the European model remains superior to that of America and Japan. ~ Jacques Delors,
92:Japanese is sort of a hobby of mine, and I can get around Japan with ease. ~ Dick Cavett,
93:The Japanese say, if the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated. ~ Lester Cole,
94:I went to the Tokyo Film Festival in Japan because I love Japanese cinema. ~ Leslie Caron,
95:Japan appears to be the birthplace of the soup and the home of the stew. ~ Neil MacGregor,
96:There's a tremendous amount of energy in Japan and, increasingly, in China. ~ Vinton Cerf,
97:In Japan, there is less a culture of preserving old buildings than in Europe. ~ Tadao Ando,
98:When this war is over, the Japanese language will be spoken only in hell! ~ William Halsey,
99:Without a huge shock, the sleepy-head, ignorant Japanese will never wake up. ~ Hiroo Onoda,
100:Believe it or not, Japanese is actually easier than some European languages! ~ Phil Collins,
101:I'm very into the japanese sensibility. Oversize coats and baggy trousers. ~ Milla Jovovich,
102:Seppuku is Japanese for ritual suicide. I thought, What a cute name for a coat. ~ Lexa Doig,
103:Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about. ~ John Badham,
104:The cat's purring was the motor that ran the Japanese woman's dreaming. ~ Richard Brautigan,
105:The Japanese are hard to understand, but once you do the world is your oyster. ~ Paul Smith,
106:We aim to achieve general progress in relations between North Korea and Japan. ~ Shinzo Abe,
107:If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. - Japanese Proverb ~ Stephen King,
108:My goal with the Canadian border is the same goal I have for Japan and Korea. ~ Mike Johanns,
109:One of my favorite Japanese proverbs is "Fall down 7 times, stand up 8". ~ Georges St Pierre,
110:The Japanese word for healing is te-ate, which literally means “to apply hands. ~ Marie Kond,
111:They've certainly grown, the Japanese. I mean grown in stature, playing-wise. ~ Ron Atkinson,
112:I had whale tartare when I was in Japan, but I probably wouldn't have it again. ~ Sasha Cohen,
113:I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation. ~ Hirohito,
114:When I go on Japanese Airlines, I really love it because I like Japanese food. ~ Phil Collins,
115:I have no models in Japanese literature. I created my own style, my own way. ~ Haruki Murakami,
116:Japanese medical people are traditionally very strange and creepily poetic. ~ David Cronenberg,
117:My CIA godfather told me he'd never heard any American speak Japanese so well. ~ Steven Seagal,
118:We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. —Japanese proverb ~ Patti Digh,
119:I'm half-Japanese, so I collect toys, like a Yayoi Kusama stuffed pumpkin. ~ Nicola Formichetti,
120:In Japanese houses the interior melts into the gardens of the outside world. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
121:For many years, my favorite director has been the Japanese giant Akira Kurosawa. ~ Henry Rollins,
122:If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan. ~ Claire Cook,
123:Japan never considers time together as time wasted. Rather, it is time invested. ~ Donald Richie,
124:The recent trend in Japan is to utilize time in the early morning to take seminars. ~ Marie Kond,
125:The new architecture of transparency and lightness comes from Japan and Europe. ~ Arthur Erickson,
126:The new fans of Japan won’t be Orientalists, but they will be anime-savvy. ~ Morinosuke Kawaguchi,
127:The United States trades more with the province of Ontario alone than with Japan. ~ Ronald Reagan,
128:America is behind Europe and Japan in terms of accepting adult ideas in animation. ~ Bill Plympton,
129:I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan. ~ Javier Bardem,
130:Japan, Europe, [and] America probably [are] better than last year [2015], not China. ~ Jamie Dimon,
131:Japan is really advanced. They don't go to the beach. The beach comes to them. ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
132:The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a best seller in Japan, Germany, and the UK, ~ Marie Kond,
133:I don't really do Japanese interviews. I don't think there's much call for me in Japan. ~ Nick Cave,
134:If I need to buy a TV, I'll definitely buy a Japanese TV. A Chinese TV might explode. ~ Jackie Chan,
135:If there is love, smallpox scars are as pretty as dimples. —Japanese proverb Dancing ~ Stephen King,
136:The third rule underscores the Japanese proverb that adversity makes a jewel of you. ~ Ben Sherwood,
137:This is almost the most famous story The last samurai - Samurai story - in Japan. ~ Hiroyuki Sanada,
138:From Japan to Thailand, I keep discovering amazing talent, cuisine and food markets. ~ Daniel Boulud,
139:I actually enjoyed getting lost in Japan's backroads, finding myself in a wasabi farm. ~ Travis Rice,
140:the Japanese always ate half-cooked rice and had marvellous brains in consequence. ~ Agatha Christie,
141:The Japanese are a disease of the skin. The Communists are a disease of the heart. ~ Chiang Kai shek,
142:Half of Japan still couldn't tell the difference between crime and politics. ~ Jon Courtenay Grimwood,
143:I also won one from the emperor of Japan, with a prize for the arts. That's important. ~ Marcel Carne,
144:India and Japan should develop a complementary relationship in information technology. ~ Yoshiro Mori,
145:Is it true the green tea they serve in Japan at the end of your meal comes free? ~ Hiroshi Sakurazaka,
146:I was crazy about silent comedy - in the old days, and crazy about Japanese movies. ~ Keith Johnstone,
147:lean manufacturing, a process that originated in Japan with the Toyota Production System, ~ Eric Ries,
148:The help (in Japan) is very polite. They bow so much, you don't know which end to talk to. ~ Bob Hope,
149:They learned that they should always call the restaurant first. Do you serve Japanese? ~ Julie Otsuka,
150:Through these documents, many Japanese can trace their family as far back as 700. By ~ Mark Kurlansky,
151:tsundoku. It was the Japanese word for letting books pile up without reading them all. ~ Melissa Grey,
152:Wabi Sabi", named after a Japanese notion of appreciating the perfection in imperfection. ~ Anonymous,
153:I don’t know anything about Japanese business or Japanese culture. Apart from sushi. ~ Sophie Kinsella,
154:I was a dishwasher at one of those Japanese places that cook on your table. Not too fun. ~ Aziz Ansari,
155:Japan and China, major buyers of Western-made aircraft, are now developing their own jets. ~ Anonymous,
156:The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness. ~ Paul Theroux,
157:The situation now is not easy. But I believe in the good sense of the Japanese people. ~ Katsuya Okada,
158:They were ridiculous times. After I won my World Championship in 1976, I went to Japan. ~ Barry Sheene,
159:In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology. ~ Chuck Grassley,
160:There are very few Japanese Jews. As a result, there is no Japanese word for Alan King. ~ Johnny Carson,
161:I had become an atheist at the age of thirteen, when atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. ~ Paul Krassner,
162:One thing I've never said in my whole life is, 'Let's have dinner at a Japanese restaurant.' ~ Alan King,
163:Rule No. 41. Eat more like the French. Or the Japanese. Or the Italians. Or the Greeks. ~ Michael Pollan,
164:So, Japan as a country has lost its vigor, it feels very much closed in for various reasons. ~ Naoto Kan,
165:Chopsticks box! I didn't know before and put them on the table and my Japan friends scolded me. ~ Seungri,
166:England understands good Chinese, Japanese and Indian cuisine; in France, we just get French. ~ Eva Green,
167:espionage—against countries as diverse as Belgium, Japan, Brazil, and Germany—in stark terms: ~ Anonymous,
168:I think I was a Japanese schoolgirl in another life. That's how much I love Hello Kitty. ~ Dakota Fanning,
169:it was decorated with Japanese fans and Chinese lanterns, which gave it a very Old English effect. ~ Saki,
170:The price of mackerel!” says Madame Fontineau.” You’d think they had to sail to Japan for it! ~ Anonymous,
171:Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. JAPANESE PROVERB ~ Dave Ramsey,
172:A lot of country making films in English, but in Japan we are very shy to speak English. ~ Hiroyuki Sanada,
173:If it weren't for the Japanese and the Germans, we wouldn't have any good war movies. ~ Stanley Ralph Ross,
174:I'm flying to China and Japan - if you think Beckham is a big name, you should see me there. ~ Phil Taylor,
175:I'm totally addicted to Japanese anime, and spend way, way, way too much time watching it. ~ Connor Jessup,
176:It is possible for Japan to become the model of a society that does not rely on nuclear power. ~ Naoto Kan,
177:I've done a lot of Samurai film in Japan, and sometimes done the choreography by myself. ~ Hiroyuki Sanada,
178:I want men to be more chic - and Japanese style has that kind of sophisticated elegance. ~ Roberto Cavalli,
179:Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ~ Pema ChödrönBuddha | Kamakura, Japan,
180:tactician. He also has a deep understanding of Japanese culture, believing that the nation ~ Bill O Reilly,
181:The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral. ~ Simon Hoggart,
182:Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” — Japanese Proverb ~ Pat Flynn,
184:It would be really nice to have a venue stop in Japan someday. Japan would be perfect for it. ~ Travis Rice,
185:Sarah Palin finally heard what happened in Japan and she's demanding that we invade 'Tsunami.' ~ Bill Maher,
186:The Japanese actually approach the music on a high level. It's always been on a high level. ~ Billy Higgins,
187:The Japanese drive on the left side of the road. Most streets literally do not have names. ~ Charles C Mann,
188:There’s a beauty to imperfection. This is the essence of the Japanese principle of wabi-sabi. ~ Jason Fried,
189:concept defined by the Japanese word shoshin — which means beginner’s mind,[1] or open mind — ~ Scott Berkun,
190:If the Japanese ever got a foothold, British bikes would quickly become only a nostalgic memory. ~ Ted Simon,
191:I promise to protect Japan's land and sea, and the lives of the Japanese people no matter what. ~ Shinzo Abe,
192:People in Japan have experienced many tsunamis and various earthquakes throughout the ages. ~ Hayao Miyazaki,
193:When your Japanese lifetime is coming out, drink all the sake you want. Have a little bash. ~ Frederick Lenz,
194:You can't be citing Japanese internment camps for anything the president elect is going to do! ~ Megyn Kelly,
195:As the rising sun melts thinly frozen ice, so the Japanese Army is overcoming Chinese troops. ~ Shunroku Hata,
196:I had Japanese once. A business man I had run into in New York ... but that's not what he meant. ~ L M DeWalt,
197:Is it white wine? Red tastes like vinegar.'

'Of course it's white wine, I'm Japanese. ~ Natasha Pulley,
198:I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris. ~ John C Danforth,
199:Japan will not abandon the fight for the Philippines even if Tokyo should be reduced to ashes! ~ Iwane Matsui,
200:Let them bomb Japan with that nasty missile. Their missile cannot load a nuclear warhead. ~ Shintaro Ishihara,
201:I saw the film Pearl Harbour and it made me wish that the Japanese had bombed Hollywood instead! ~ Clive James,
202:It is mainly because of the unorganized state of the Chinese masses that Japan dares to bully us. ~ Mao Zedong,
203:My staff was unanimous in believing that Japan was on the point of collapse and surrender. ~ Douglas MacArthur,
204:The Japanese people are usually very prudent, even when they are convinced change is necessary. ~ Carlos Ghosn,
205:Americans are somehow obsessed with her, and something about me hit a spot with people in Japan. ~ Utada Hikaru,
206:Donald Trump's idea that more nations should get nuclear weapons. Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea. ~ Tim Kaine,
207:[My muse] feels nostalgic for Japan, and, perhaps strangely, for the pioneer days of America. ~ Quentin S Crisp,
208:Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit. ~ Francis Marion,
209:We say in Japan that those who travel for love find a thousand miles not longer than one. Though ~ Marc Cameron,
210:You have your own culture and your own ways of doing things. I hope Japan continues on this path. ~ Jamie Dimon,
211:America cannot afford to defend Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, South Korea, and many other places. ~ Donald Trump,
212:I don't purchase records. I do enjoy listening to things like Japanese folk music or Indian music. ~ John Lennon,
213:like a Picasso purchased at auction by a mysterious Japanese buyer, disappeared from public view. ~ Daniel Silva,
214:Of all the lessons most relevant to architecture today, Japanese flexibility is the greatest. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
215:To hear the Japanese plead for free trade is like hearing the word love on the lips of a harlot. ~ Lane Kirkland,
216:Foreigners who think of Japan as a polite society have never ridden the Yamanote at rush hour. The ~ Barry Eisler,
217:I cook everything. I love Mediterranean cooking, I love Asian cooking. I do lots of Japanese noodles. ~ Ted Allen,
218:On a mountain above the clouds once lived a man who had been the gardener of the emperor of Japan. ~ Tan Twan Eng,
219:Reading about Japan in the West is often like looking at a funhouse mirror through a kaleidoscope. ~ Nick Mamatas,
220:You should hear the guy who dubs me in Japan. I like him the most. He has a high squeaky voice. ~ James MacArthur,
221:Among the other enthusiastic dumpers were Russia, China, Japan and nearly all the nations of Europe. ~ Bill Bryson,
222:I speak of the old Japan, because out of the ashes of the old Japan there has risen a new Japan. ~ Shigeru Yoshida,
223:I started my career as a singer in Japan, but left it all behind to focus on my dancing career. ~ Carrie Ann Inaba,
224:Japan is our rival, not our enemy. Japan is a competitor... Bashing a Toyota won't make a better car. ~ Ross Perot,
225:No aru taka wa, tsume o kakusu, as the Japanese saying goes. The hawk with talent hides its talons. ~ Barry Eisler,
226:Nobody says anything to me now when it comes to Japanese. They actually ask me things. I now have power! ~ Seungri,
227:The bond between America and Japan and the friendship between our two peoples runs very, very deep. ~ Donald Trump,
228:If Facebook were a country, it would be the 8th most populated in the world, just ahead of Japan. ~ Mark Zuckerberg,
229:In Japan people drive on the left. In China people drive on the right. In Vietnam it doesn't matter. ~ P J O Rourke,
230:My favorite piece of technical writing: Assembly of Japanese bicycle require great peace of mind. ~ Robert M Pirsig,
231:Sometimes I miss out the morning's painting session and instead study my Japanese books in the open. ~ Gustav Klimt,
232:The Japanese have hit the shores like dead fish. They're just like dead fish washing up on the shores. ~ Steve Jobs,
233:21. With Erin in Kyoto, 2010: Like Reed and Lisa, she got a special trip to Japan with her father. ~ Walter Isaacson,
234:A vote for Japan is a vote for the future of rugby. We will do our best to make rugby a global sport. ~ Yoshiro Mori,
235:Different cultures and all that, but it’s true what they say about the Japanese being undemonstrative. ~ Donna Tartt,
236:Each time I visit Japan, I am reminded of how Canadian I am and how little racial connection matters. ~ David Suzuki,
237:For all our talk about modern enlightenment, Japan is still quite openly a land of kept women. ~ Ry nosuke Akutagawa,
238:I have in mind repeated statements by Japanese military men containing threats against other states. ~ Joseph Stalin,
239:In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
240:The Russians could have some (warheads) aimed at Japan, so if we act up they can destroy our economy. ~ P J O Rourke,
241:The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant. ~ Brandi Chastain,
242:I bought a new Japanese car, I turned on the radio ... I don't understand a word they're saying. ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
243:The desire to see Okinawa returned to Japan developed into a broad national consensus among our people. ~ Eisaku Sato,
244:The insistence on low-rise, sadly, has done nothing to make modern Japanese construction more attractive. ~ Anonymous,
245:We've seen the volatility at dollar-yen, U.S. Treasurys, JGBs (Japanese government bonds), German bunds. ~ Jamie Dimon,
246:Americans really don't understand the Japanese nature, but it's not an easy thing to understand. ~ Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa,
247:Basically, people in other countries don't want to have to work quite as flat-out as they do in Japan. ~ Tadanobu Asano,
248:I liked to watch anime in the original Japanese even though I couldn’t speak a single word of the language. ~ S M Reine,
249:It was what we Japanese called the onion life, peeling away a layer at a time and crying all the while. ~ Arthur Golden,
250:I've been to Japan so many times, but I still constantly stumble across things that are so foreign to me. ~ Travis Rice,
251:Japanese architecture is traditionally based on wooden structures that need renovating on a regular basis. ~ Tadao Ando,
252:One could imagine a period like Japan13 years ago, however, in which indexing over time wouldn't work. ~ Charlie Munger,
253:The Japanese see self-assertion as immoral and self- sacrifice as the sensible course to take in life. ~ Akira Kurosawa,
254:Yes, I will take Japan’s ersatz politeness over Moldova’s genuine rudeness any time. Thank you very much. ~ Eric Weiner,
255:as if you are already dead.’” “What’s that?” “A Japanese saying. Live as if you are already dead. ~ Kim Stanley Robinson,
256:Even if there were hundred bad Japanese, if there was one good one, he refused to make a blanket statement ~ Min Jin Lee,
257:I collect wrestling figures from overseas, like Japanese wrestling figures and Mexican wrestling figures. ~ Joseph Bruce,
258:I have a lot of Japanese friends: I grew up in Vancouver, and there's this huge Japanese population over there. ~ Grimes,
259:I want Japan to think and say that we are better off for JPMorgan having been here through thick and thin. ~ Jamie Dimon,
260:I was told that [Japan journalists] wanted to see my dog, Yume. You can see that she is in great shape. ~ Vladimir Putin,
261:Not about the Japanese, but about moments of perfection. commit it to memory and make good use of it. ~ Melina Marchetta,
262:Today I met the girls for some lunch at my favourite Japanese restaurant, Ichiban on Queen Street. Lucy ~ Joanna Bolouri,
263:We'll look at the japanese launch as a model and aspire to have things go as well as they did over there. ~ Trip Hawkins,
264:We pray that henceforth not only Japan but all mankind may know the blessings of harmony and progress. ~ Shigeru Yoshida,
265:There is a Japanese proverb that describes my formula for success: “Fall seven times, stand up eight.” You ~ Nick Vujicic,
266:They [Japanese whalers] haven't produced a single peer-reviewed international scientific paper in 23 years. ~ Paul Watson,
267:I had just turned 10-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and plunged America into World War II. ~ Dan Rather,
268:I have experienced failure as a politician and for that very reason, I am ready to give everything for Japan. ~ Shinzo Abe,
269:The moment the first American soldier sets foot on the Japanese mainland, all prisoners of war will be shot. ~ Hideki Tojo,
270:This was what we Japanese called the “onion life”—peeling away a layer at a time and crying all the while. ~ Arthur Golden,
271:Unless it's done superbly, as in the Japanese film Gate of Hell, color can be a very distracting element. ~ Norman McLaren,
272:Well actually, we are working on the live album from the shows in Japan. I'm trying to get that finished. ~ Bootsy Collins,
273:If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan. ~ Kim Dae jung,
274:The art of stone in a Japanese garden is that of placement. Its ideal does not deviate from that of nature. ~ Isamu Noguchi,
275:The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition. ~ Stephen Gardiner,
276:How sweet Japanese woman is! All the possibilities of the race for goodness seem to be concentrated in her. ~ Lafcadio Hearn,
277:I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s. ~ Kenzo Tange,
278:My Japanese isn’t much better today, but at least now I appreciate my duality more than when I was a punk kid. ~ Gil Asakawa,
279:One must learn, if one is to see the beauty in Japan, to like an extraordinarily restrained and delicate loveliness ~ Miriam,
280:Rejected names for World War II: 'Global Super Killfest', 'Germaniacal Japandamonium', 'World War 1: New Moon'. ~ Dana Gould,
281:Since 2010, America has put more people back to work than Europe, Japan, and all advanced economies combined. ~ Barack Obama,
282:We're a country that owes $20 trillion. They [Japan, Germany, South Korea, Saudi Arabia] have to help us out. ~ Donald Trump,
283:After college, I wanted to learned about myself as an American, so I left the United States and went to Japan. ~ Bruce Feiler,
284:I didn't understand the American fascination with the Japanese schoolgirl. No, I don't think I can, really. ~ Chiaki Kuriyama,
285:I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat-don't ask, it's a long story. ~ Gwyneth Paltrow,
286:I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan before the American stations ever paid attention at all. ~ Nancy Sinatra,
287:To attract boyfriends, American girls pretend they are women, while Japanese women pretend they are girls. ~ Kittredge Cherry,
288:V-J Day, or Victory in Japan Day, marks the date of the Japanese surrender that ended fighting in the Pacific. ~ Doc Hastings,
289:Compared to industry in Europe or Japan, where industry was based on a craft tradition, we are sadly behind. ~ Arthur Erickson,
290:In Japan, first names are only for who you're married to, or if you're being rude,' the watchmaker explained. ~ Natasha Pulley,
291:watering the Japanese anemones naked again last week and you know what the police said about that. Liv x The last ~ Jojo Moyes,
292:Frankly, I was surprised at how generous the Japanese press has been to the idea of a foreigner running Sony. ~ Howard Stringer,
293:Jade had ergens gelezen dat Japanners uitblonken in zelfmoord. We kunnen dat daar ook eens proberen, zei ze. ~ Saskia de Coster,
294:Japanese is a baby talk - very, very hard to read, very, very, easy to talk. ... A very faint kind of language. ~ L Ron Hubbard,
295:The Japanese believe building a great organization is like growing a tree; it takes twenty-five to fifty years. ~ Peter M Senge,
296:Why did the Germans and Japanese keep fighting after 1943 when every rational hope of victory had disappeared? ~ Niall Ferguson,
297:Anime fans in Japan have been petitioning the government for the right to legally marry a two-dimensional character. ~ Anonymous,
298:by the end of the war American warplanes were dropping seventeen hundred tons of bombs a day on Japanese cities. ~ Winston Groom,
299:I don't mean to be a racist but if you're going to get raped by a Japanese guy, it's not going to hurt at all. ~ Chelsea Handler,
300:I get constantly mistaken for Elijah Wood. I was in Japan and someone held out a photo of him for me to sign. ~ Daniel Radcliffe,
301:In Japanese, 'four' and 'death' sound the same. It is appropriate that the Butcher's son should wear this number. ~ Nora Sakavic,
302:Japanese had never seen a Western-style circus, and most of them had probably never seen foreigners, either. ~ Frederik L Schodt,
303:That unblinkingly vivid Japanese sun seems the blazing focus of the glassy ocean's immeasurable burning-glass. ~ Herman Melville,
304:From the way of Go the beauty of Japan and the Orient had fled. Everything had become science and regulation. ~ Yasunari Kawabata,
305:I only go to Japan when there's someone who can afford to bring me there, and consequently I may never go again! ~ William Gibson,
306:My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country. ~ Wolfman Jack,
307:The Japanese have a saying that for every new food we try, we gain seven days of life. I may be immortal by now. ~ Firoozeh Dumas,
308:We have new developing ties with Japan whom always supports our democratic process and economic development. ~ Ali Abdullah Saleh,
309:According to the laws of early twenty-first century cinema, anyone speaking Japanese is in a horror movie. If ~ Seth Grahame Smith,
310:Fish from all over the world, from deep in the sea, wind up in countries from Germany to Japan. That is just crazy. ~ Sylvia Earle,
311:My campaign to win her back is under way. I feel elated; the small blossom of hope is now a Japanese flowering cherry. ~ E L James,
312:The Japanese samurai held the view that what was serious for the common man was but a game for the valiant. Noble ~ Johan Huizinga,
313:The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do. ~ Billy Higgins,
314:The vine that we know by the name “kudzu” arrived in Philadelphia as a gift from Japan to honor the 1876 centennial. ~ Hope Jahren,
315:Japanese movie "Be With You" served as inspiration for "Love Box." I couldn't fill up the album with just my experiences. ~ Seungri,
316:My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father's culturally German, but his father was Japanese. ~ Fred Armisen,
317:People don’t expect a small Japanese girl to be able to break a man’s arm. “They didn’t assume you were a ninja? ~ Demitria Lunetta,
318:There is, in fact, no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense of “leaving the workforce for good ~ Hector Garcia Puigcerver,
319:For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alliances of modern times. ~ George W Bush,
320:I assure you that interest in Japanese culture in Russia is just as strong as interest in Russian culture in Japan. ~ Vladimir Putin,
321:The principal linkages between Japan and the U.S. global economies are trade, financial markets, and commodity markets. ~ Mark Zandi,
322:Compared with U.S. cities, Japanese cities bend over backward to help foreigners. The countryside is another matter. ~ Charles C Mann,
323:I will say that the food in both Japan and Italy was immaculate. I don't remember having bad food in either country. ~ Daniel Gillies,
324:The Japan-U.S. alliance is an irreplaceable alliance. And I would like to further consolidate and broaden that alliance. ~ Shinzo Abe,
325:The Jap,” as MacArthur called the enemy—nearly everyone else called Japanese “Nips,” short for “Dai Nippon,” the ~ William Manchester,
326:After the Second World War, people in Japan no longer died for their country, and even that expression was no longer used. ~ Naoto Kan,
327:A Japanese proverb says fall seven times, stand up eight. We can also say this: Hate zero times, love infinitely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
328:But, I've made films in Japan, in Yugoslavia, all over Europe, all over the United States, Mexico, but not Hollywood. ~ Sydney Pollack,
329:I love the Japanese director Shohei Imamura. His masterpiece in 1979 called, the English title was 'Vengeance is Mine'. ~ Bong Joon ho,
330:I was born into a very important family in Japan. My grandfather was a descendant of the Emperor, and we were very wealthy. ~ Yoko Ono,
331:My God, how long would you have let me wander around Prague before you said 'hold up a minute, Helga, this isn't Japan! ~ Abigail Roux,
332:People don’t expect a small Japanese girl to be able to break a man’s arm.
“They didn’t assume you were a ninja? ~ Demitria Lunetta,
333:The Japanese Mafia. Tell me something, Jason, you ever hear anyone describe our thing as 'The Sicilian Yakuza'? Huh? ~ Neal Stephenson,
334:We represent companies from around the world who say, "I want to look at Japanese companies. I want to invest in Japan." ~ Jamie Dimon,
335:When I race in Australia or Korea or Japan I know it will be a big change for me because Ferrari fans are worldwide. ~ Fernando Alonso,
336:Wisdom is like unto a beacon set on high, which radiates its light even in the darkest night. ~ Buddhist Meditations from the Japanese,
337:A Japanese can live on a teaspoonful of rice a day. We were the best breed of worker they had ever hired in their lives. ~ Julie Otsuka,
338:I just split up with my girlfriend, but like the Japanese say, “They’ll be another one floating by any minute now.” ~ Gilbert Gottfried,
339:In America, unlike England, unlike Israel, unlike Japan, other democracies, we have elections that have staggered terms. ~ Barney Frank,
340:It's only interesting when you're from somewhere else, like America or Japan. The further away the more interesting it is. ~ Aphex Twin,
341:Miyazaki's films in Japan are bigger than Titanic. He's an incredible rock star there. In the US, they don't do as well. ~ Henry Selick,
342:Part of the reason some Japanese companies have underperformed financially was corporate governance and board structures. ~ Jamie Dimon,
343:The blurring of fantasy and reality is something that the Japanese herald in their life, in their day-to-day commercialism. ~ Lady Gaga,
344:It has often been said that [...] the Japanese [are] geniuses at taking foreign ideas and adding a unique finishing touch. ~ Robert Reed,
345:Japan, newly emerging on the world scene in the late nineteenth century, sought its science and engineering in Scotland. ~ Thomas Sowell,
346:You can be a German, you can be a Greek or a Spanish or a Japanese etc, but your true nation is the whole humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
347:Japanese moe relationships socially dysfunctional men develop deep attachments to body pillows with women painted on them. ~ James Franco,
348:Japan needs to cooperate with China economically. This is understood better by the business community than the government. ~ Sadako Ogata,
349:The basic stupidity of modern Japan is that we’ve learned absolutely nothing from our contact with other Asian peoples. ~ Haruki Murakami,
350:There are two types of depreciation. There is one where you're manipulating currencies. And that's not what Japan is doing. ~ Jamie Dimon,
351:The Senkaku islands are inherently Japanese territory. I want to show my strong determination to prevent this from changing. ~ Shinzo Abe,
352:When I was twenty-six, a Japanese healer felt my abdomen and told me I had a joyful uterus and I would have three children. ~ Amy Poehler,
353:In Japan, it is the custom to send New Year’s cards to convey New Year’s greetings (many have lottery numbers at the bottom). ~ Marie Kond,
354:The defensive perimeter [of the United States in East Asia] runs along the Aleutians to Japan and then goes to the Ryukyus. ~ Dean Acheson,
355:The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan. ~ Henry A Wallace,
356:We are a country of artisans and a country of manufacturing. I think Japanese textile technology is the best in the world. ~ Tadashi Yanai,
357:When I became a man, I put away childish things and got more elaborate and expensive childish things from France and Japan. ~ P J O Rourke,
358:By the way, Japan is also known to be actively engaged in manned space flights as part of the International Space Station. ~ Vladimir Putin,
359:I dont have a huge breakfast, and I sometimes forget to have lunch, so I focus on dinner. I love Thai and Japanese food. ~ Saffron Aldridge,
360:I do think there will be more Japanese companies expanding out of Japan, and there will be more cross-border flow from Japan. ~ Jamie Dimon,
361:Look closely at the Japanese; they draw admirably and yet in them you will see life outdoors and in the sun without shadows. ~ Paul Gauguin,
362:post·ing n. 1 CHIEFLY BRIT. an appointment to a job, esp. one abroad or in the armed forces: he requested a posting to Japan. ~ Erin McKean,
363:We're at war with Japan. We were attacked by Japan. Do you want to kill Japanese, or would you rather have Americans killed? ~ Curtis LeMay,
364:Yes. Japan will overrun us," the scholar said. "But we will turn them into Chinese. Give us five hundred years. You wait. ~ Kiana Davenport,
365:Big contrast: While the foreign media are obsessed with Apocalypses, the Japanese people are already talking of rebuilding. ~ William Gibson,
366:In fact, the Senkaku Islands are... inherent territory of Japan that is recognized in our history and also by international law. ~ Naoto Kan,
367:The drastic application of economic sanctions in July 1941 brought to a head the internal crisis in Japanese politics. ~ Winston S Churchill,
368:It is important that both Japan and the United States continue to invest very heavily in the alliance to build up our defense. ~ Donald Trump,
369:Kaizen is Japanese for resisting the plateau of arrested development. Its literal translation is: “continuous improvement. ~ Angela Duckworth,
370:President Obama went to India, South Korea, then Japan. He's going to keep travelling until he finds his birth certificate. ~ David Letterman,
371:As the Japanese Zen masters say, “Don't seek the truth; just drop your opinions”. Drop your theories; don't seek the truth. ~ Anthony de Mello,
372:I guess they needed a maze in Japan, where everything's neat and tidy. In America everybody's already wandering around lost. ~ Jonathan Lethem,
373:I'm not a big star in Japan. I'm an actor. I have a very normal life. Four days a week, I cook at home. A star doesn't do that. ~ Ken Watanabe,
374:I've got six months to sort out the hackers, get the Japanese knotweed under control and find an acceptable form of narcissus. ~ Jasper Fforde,
375:I would like to inform you with great satisfaction of a new step forward on establishing partnership between Russia and Japan ~ Vladimir Putin,
376:The Chinese Communist rebels want twenty million dollars to purchase arms for themselves to battle China’s Japanese occupiers. ~ Bill O Reilly,
377:The Japanese always arrive bearing a gift,’ whispered Anna, ‘but under no circumstances should you open it in their presence. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
378:The Japanese are great at inventing complex systems of rules, and not so great at explaining those rules to foreign visitors. ~ Charles C Mann,
379:The most complicated letters in English, like E and W, have four strokes. Many Japanese characters have more than 15 strokes ~ Timothy Ferriss,
380:Endurance was the Chinese secret weapon. The Japanese should have understood that, and everybody else had better remember it. ~ Martha Gellhorn,
381:I think America has the best assholes in the world. I defy the Belgians or the Japanese to produce something like a Donald Trump. ~ Matt Taibbi,
382:Mrs. Japan and Mrs. Romania had unpronounceable names, the former free-floating with vowels, the latter fortressed by consonants. ~ Monica Wood,
383:Our ramshackle bath drove our neighbors wild. To them, it was a symbol of Japanese decadence. Bathing was an act of bourgeois ~ Masaji Ishikawa,
384:The garden of Dr. Harden was full of sunshine and bosomed with Japanese magnolia trees dropping pink tears over the grass. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
385:The Japanese Co-Prosperity Zone began as a racist utopia and ended as a cross between an abbatoir, a plantation and a brothel. ~ Niall Ferguson,
386:The Japanese high command recognised the sexual needs of the men and provided for them. As a consequence, rape was not frequent. ~ Lee Kuan Yew,
387:While the Japanese droned on in a high-pitched voice, I blinked out the desperate message over and over. TORTURE...TORTURE... ~ Jeremiah Denton,
388:Word has it . . . the stone is from Japan, it's very ancient, it belonged to a shogun in the eleventh century." - a taxidermist ~ Anthony Doerr,
389:You have to be able to negotiate our trade deals. You have to be able to negotiate, that's right, with Japan, with Saudi Arabia. ~ Donald Trump,
390:Girly’ products can spur Japan’s growth in this century every bit as much as, if not more than, the ‘manly’ technologies. ~ Morinosuke Kawaguchi,
391:Rock and roll is catching on all over . . . France . . . England . . . They even have it in Japan, only over there they call it judo. ~ Bob Hope,
392:the Japanese school year begins in spring ... so mothers can send off their children as cherry blossoms fall from the branches. ~ Cathy Davidson,
393:You know one little way in which baseball changes us? We don't even think twice about Japanese names anymore. You know what I mean? ~ Bill James,
394:I could never understand how we could put 120,000 Japanese behind a fence in World War II. I remember being bewildered about that. ~ Phil Donahue,
395:I love good food and I love to eat in nice restaurants. I love Japanese food. I love Gordon Ramsay in London; he is pretty amazing. ~ Isla Fisher,
396:The word “to grieve” or “lament” in Japanese is actually made up of two different kanji characters — “sadness” and “resentment. ~ Takashi Hiraide,
397:When doing business in Japan, process, manners, and how you work on something is more important than the final results ~ Hector Garcia Puigcerver,
398:Abe’s grandfather was Kishi Nobusuke, a wily old fox who was the minister in charge of war industry from 1941 until Japan’s surrender. ~ Anonymous,
399:Americans are so often thrown by Japan. It looks familiar but, an inch below the surface, it isn't anything like the West at all. ~ Cathy Davidson,
400:Everyone had a Japanese maple, although after Pearl Harbor most of these were patriotically poisoned, ringbarked and extirpated. ~ Barry Humphries,
401:Galileo and Kepler had "dangerous thoughts" (as they are called in Japan), and so have the most intelligent men of our own day. ~ Bertrand Russell,
402:I get a lot of inspiration from Japanese manga, especially shoujo which tends to have elaborate and fantastical adventure plots. ~ Cassandra Clare,
403:Imperialism and slavery are no white male monopoly, but are everywhere from Egypt, Assyria, and Persia to India, China and Japan. ~ Camille Paglia,
404:In Japan censorship is practiced not only by the government when it tampers with textbooks but by the media, which police themselves. ~ Iris Chang,
405:I try to be aware of technology and Japanese animation and old Belgian paintings, and get all my references from bits of everywhere. ~ Guido Palau,
406:Japan Air’s orbital terminus was a white toroid studded with domes and ringed with the dark-rimmed oval openings of docking bays. ~ William Gibson,
407:The Japanese position was hopeless even before the first atomic bomb fell because the Japanese had lost control of their own air. ~ Henry H Arnold,
408:We will do everything in our power to protect our allies, South Korea and Japan, including installing even more missile defense. ~ Hillary Clinton,
409:But when we came out of camp, that's when I first realized that being in camp, that being Japanese-American, was something shameful. ~ George Takei,
410:Everything can draw inspiration: a vintage cloth, a book, a street-when I was in Japan, I was deeply inspired by Japanese pharmacies. ~ Renzo Rosso,
411:I want to reassure our allies in Japan and South Korea and elsewhere that we have mutual defense treaties and we will honor them. ~ Hillary Clinton,
412:Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise, instead, seek what they sought.” –Matsuo Bashō Japanese poet of the Edo period ~ Timothy Ferriss,
413:In pursuing a ‘way,’ Japanese typically move beyond an interest in craftsmanship to a kind of sacred search for the ultimate. ~ Morinosuke Kawaguchi,
414:I think the future stopped looking American when you think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer, when it started to look more Japanese. ~ Iain Banks,
415:Japan can't get anything on the market very cheaply because it has a large, relatively highly paid workforce which you can't fire. ~ Howard Stringer,
416:Japanese maps tend to come in two varieties: small, schematic, and bewildering; and large, fantastically detailed, and bewildering. ~ Charles C Mann,
417:Japanese people quickly grasp the pleasure that comes from folding clothes, almost as if they are genetically programmed for this task. ~ Marie Kond,
418:Japanese women live in fear of making the least sound in a bathroom stall. Japanese men pay no attention to the subject whatsoever. ~ Amelie Nothomb,
419:The United States has renewed our leadership in the Asia-Pacific, prime Minister Abe is leading Japan to a new role on the world stage. ~ Shinzo Abe,
420:We Japanese enjoy the small pleasures, not extravagance. I believe a man should have a simple lifestyle - even if he can afford more. ~ Masaru Ibuka,
421:Whatever doubts or vexations one has in Japan, it is only necessary to ask one's self: "Well, who are the best people to live with? ~ Lafcadio Hearn,
422:I can take pot or leave it. I got busted in Japan for it. I was nine days without it and there wasn't a hint of withdrawal, nothing. ~ Paul McCartney,
423:I first met Hanson over in Japan and they gave me some great advice about the fans and they seem real down to earth. They're great. ~ Meredith Brooks,
424:If the Japanese want to be taken seriously as world financial powers, they'd better quit using the same tailor as variety show chimps. ~ P J O Rourke,
425:I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent. ~ Donald Trump,
426:[People] are tired of being ripped off by every single country that does business with us. Whether it's China, Japan, Mexico, Vietnam. ~ Donald Trump,
427:There’s a faint popping noise, and the entire wall of the incident room shifts to the colour of the night sky above a Japanese city. ~ Charles Stross,
428:At the request of my Japanese colleagues, in 2000 we revisited the possibility of signing a peace treaty based on the 1956 agreement. ~ Vladimir Putin,
429:For decades, Japan has been a friend and reliable trading partner with the United States, and I anticipate that relationship will prosper. ~ Jim Costa,
430:It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere. ~ Quentin Tarantino,
431:I've never really wanted to go to Japan. Simply because I don’t like eating fish. And I know that's very popular out there in Africa. ~ Britney Spears,
432:Japan: A stranger hands you a stone and asks you to hold it. Puzzled, you take it. The stone grows. And grows until you are crushed ~ Eliot Weinberger,
433:Killing Japanese didn't bother me very much at that time... I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal. ~ Curtis LeMay,
434:Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China. ~ Steve Forbes,
435:A lot of Japanese use their cats,” she said. “They’re not in the photo with the cat?” I asked. “Nope. Just the cat. Or their rice cooker. ~ Aziz Ansari,
436:An attentive scrutiny of thy being will reveal to thee that it is one with the very essence of absolute perfection. ~ Buddhist Writings in the Japanese,
437:I love playing in Japan! It's always like being in the ancient past and the future at the same time. And the fans sing along to every word. ~ Lisa Loeb,
438:I respect the Japanese and especially like their execution and communication styles. Unlike the Koreans, they will not hit you from behind. ~ Terry Gou,
439:I was born in Japan and raised in Japan, but those are the only things that make me Japanese, I've grown up reading books from all over. ~ Hideo Kojima,
440:Japanese and Koreans to the east; Siamese, Annamites, and Cambodians to the south; and to the north the nomad Mongols and Manchus. ~ T Lothrop Stoddard,
441:Japan has more specialists of Immanuel Kant than Germany does
[RIS 2016 Lecture on A Young Muslim's Guide to the Modern World] ~ Seyyed Hossein Nasr,
442:Four more times the Japanese strafed them, sending Louie into the water to kick and punch at the sharks until the bomber had passed. ~ Laura Hillenbrand,
443:I didn't read so much Japanese literature. Because my father was a teacher of Japanese literature, I just wanted to do something else. ~ Haruki Murakami,
444: be emotionally affected by someone or something that one admires; become ecstatic: teenagers swoon over Japanese pop singers. ~ Oxford University Press,
445:3.6) In Japan"The most important work assigned to women in Japan is child-making. Maternity is considered as the principal role of woman..." ~ The Mother,
446:As the largest and most developed democracies of Asia (India and Japan), we have a mutual stake in each other's progress and prosperity. ~ Manmohan Singh,
447:Japanese children were kept out of California classrooms as late as 1907 on the theory that they lacked the aptitude for higher learning. ~ Colin Woodard,
448:The Japanese Prime Minister has apologized for Japan's part in World War II. However, he still hasn't mentioned anything about karaoke. ~ David Letterman,
449:The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as has that of France and Britain; Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically. ~ Emily Greene Balch,
450:Whenever I go overseas I buy funny eyelashes. For example the same brand that are in Japan and England are different styles. So I bought both. ~ Park Bom,
451:A girl on North Fremont is discouraged by the postman, who tells her that only a traitor would dare exchange letters with the Japanese. NEW ~ Julie Otsuka,
452:American loneliness is a completely different creature from anything we experience in this country, and it made me glad I was born japanese. ~ Ry Murakami,
453:I play around with my Japanese Garden. Since Im half way to 70 today I need to start pruning trees and sharpening plants like an old fart. ~ Jason Bateman,
454:Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over. ~ Hayao Miyazaki,
455:My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans were interned during World War II. It took our nation over 40 years to apologize ~ Michael M Honda,
456:The last time I was in Japan as President of Russia was 11 years ago, if memory serves. I later visited in my capacity as Prime Minister. ~ Vladimir Putin,
457:As the interned American citizens of Japanese descent learned, the Bill of Rights provided them with little protection when it was needed. ~ Glenn Reynolds,
458:CCC wanted everyone to believe that he had done what he set out to do – sailed west to find Japan in the east. He made his men swear an oath… ~ Terry Deary,
459:For me, trying to expand the energy to make one movie in Hollywood would be the equivalent in terms of energy to making 10 movies in Japan. ~ Takashi Miike,
460:My father is Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino; my mother is half-Irish and half-Japanese; Greek last name; born in Hawaii, raised in Germany. ~ Mark Dacascos,
461:But Ruby, my language of choice since NewBagel, was invented by a cheerful Japanese programmer, and it reads like friendly, accessible poetry. ~ Robin Sloan,
462:For sheer majestic geography and sublime scale, nothing beats Alaska and the Yukon. For culture, Japan. And for all-around affection, Australia. ~ Sam Abell,
463:It's a Samurai story [47 ronin], so if we change too much Japanese audiences will have strong against feelings to the film. It's not good. ~ Hiroyuki Sanada,
464:The conquering army had perpetrated untold atrocities. The Japanese had occupied my home and twice forced us to leave the land I loved. ~ Katherine Paterson,
465:He was as obsequious as a Japanese ivy plant. Wringing his hands as if he hoped to squeeze the milk of human kindness from his fingernails, ... ~ Philip Kerr,
466:We played every bar, party, pub, hotel lounge, church hall, mining town - places that made Mad Max territory look like a Japanese garden. ~ Michael Hutchence,
467:When he was a kid, Gibson had mispronounced George Abe’s name until his father corrected him: “Ah-bay. More Japanese, less Lincoln.” As ~ Matthew FitzSimmons,
468:When [Japanese] women encouraged men to bask in public glory, it reminded me of the way you would indulge a child with a sweet-bean treat. ~ Kittredge Cherry,
469:But anything that you hear about Japan is nothing like what you see when you actually go over there and see it, you know, in a real situation. ~ Billy Higgins,
470:Disciple : But the radio and telephone are a great success in Japan and in Europe; one can listen to the best musicians for four to six hours. ~ Sri Aurobindo,
471:I have two passions in my life. One is to raise the awareness of the internment of Japanese-American citizens. My other passion is the theater. ~ George Takei,
472:I think that people here expect miracles. American management thinks that they can just copy from Japan - but they don't know what to copy! ~ W Edwards Deming,
473:Japanese people wouldn't come up with ideas of blood splattering all over. Japanese focus more on the intricacies of the actions, the motion. ~ Satoshi Tajiri,
474:Spiritual space is lost in gaining convenience. I saw the need to create a mixture of Japanese spiritual culture and modern western architecture. ~ Tadao Ando,
475:We call Japanese soldiers fanatics when they die rather than surrender, whereas American soldiers who do the same thing are called heroes. ~ Robert M Hutchins,
476:country. The youngsters became independent; the idea of living isolated in a poor imitation of Japan was finished. We integrated into America. ~ Isabel Allende,
477:Japanese people they hear my warmin' up and they start screamin'. They can tell it's me.It's my tone on the trumpet, it sounds like I'm speakin'. ~ Miles Davis,
478:Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes. ~ Dave Barry,
479:My American and Japanese personalities are distinct, and I carry myself differently depending on which language I’m using and which mode I’m in. ~ Barry Eisler,
480:Pikachu. 'Pika' is the sound Japanese say an electric spark makes. And 'chu' is the sound a mouse makes. So Pikachu is like an electric mouse. ~ Satoshi Tajiri,
481:Russia, China, Japan, Mexico, all countries will respect America far more when I'm leading it, far more than they do under past administrations. ~ Donald Trump,
482:The goal of what Japan's central bank is doing is to create growth. If it actually creates growth, in the long run, it will lead to appreciation. ~ Jamie Dimon,
483:You wish,” I say. “I do,” he replies, fast and smooth as silk. Ugh. His voice is taking on a distinctly Japanese accent, and it’s maddeningly hot. ~ A R Kahler,
484:About 70 percent of total robot sales take place in Japan, China, the United States, South Korea, and Germany—known as the “big five” in robotics. ~ Alec J Ross,
485:At the root of Japanese manufacturing lies a feminine delicacy and shyness as well as a childlike curiosity and fantasy-filled worldview. ~ Morinosuke Kawaguchi,
486:But of course I love my Japanese fans and the show must go on, no matter the daily aftershocks or husband kidnappings! It's not right but it's okay ~ Katy Perry,
487:If I want Italian and you want Japanese, why can't you compromise and have Italian?" my husband once said to me, redefining the word "compromise. ~ Nell Scovell,
488:In Japan, so many emoticons have been created that it’s reasonable to assume Japanese appreciate their convenience more than anyone else. ~ Morinosuke Kawaguchi,
489:In Japan, we say that “words make our reality.” The words we see and with which we come into contact tend to bring about events of the same nature. ~ Marie Kond,
490:...Poetic injustice...having made over Japan in our own image. The Japanese, ...are now, next to us, the greatest consumers of meat in the world. ~ Mother Jones,
491:After the tsunami in Japan, we were open for business. In fact, I flew there 10 days after the tsunami to show our support for the Japanese people. ~ Jamie Dimon,
492:An Arabic proverb: One insect is enough to fell a country. A Japanese proverb: Even an insect one-tenth of an inch long has five-tenths of a soul. ~ Jenny Offill,
493:And so I told him how living in Japan would give him a leisure no mere tourist has, to know the rhythms of the place, a land of tiny poems. ~ Donna George Storey,
494:CHUNG-CHA HAD NEVER MET a westerner who could tell the difference between a Chinese and a Japanese, much less a North Korean and a South Korean. ~ David Baldacci,
495:Nobody likes being criticised, particularly by players who will be in Disneyland this summer on their holidays rather than the World Cup in Japan ~ Phil Thompson,
496:Some audiences might find homosexuality an uncomfortable subject matter, and a character who is a Japanese collaborator is always uncomfortable. ~ Park Chan wook,
497:We find Japan a little more difficult to understand because it has proven its 20th century prowess though the ancient traditions still persist. ~ Arthur Erickson,
498:As late as 1876, there were more than a hundred foreign industrial workers in the Japanese railroad industry alone and, of these, 94 were British. ~ Thomas Sowell,
499:finally defeat Japanese imperialism only through the cumulative effect of many offensive campaigns and battles in both regular and guerrilla warfare, ~ Mao Zedong,
500:I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play. ~ Philip Warren Anderson,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   3 Occultism
   1 Philosophy
   1 Integral Theory

   11 The Mother
   3 Sri Aurobindo
   3 Aleister Crowley
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta

   11 The Mothers Agenda
   4 The Secret Doctrine
   3 The Hero with a Thousand Faces
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Talks
   2 Magick Without Tears
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Agenda Vol 1

0.04_-_1951-1954, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Yes, certainly ... had there been any receptivity when She came down and had She been able to manifest with the power with which She came ... But I can tell you one thing: even before Her coming, when, with Sri Aurobindo, I had begun going down (for the Yoga) from the mental plane to the vital plane, when we brought our yoga down from the mental plane into the vital plane, in less than a month (I was forty years old at the time - I didn't seem very old, I looked less than forty, but I was forty anyway), after no more than a month of this yoga, I looked exactly like an 18 year old! And someone who knew me and had stayed with me in Japan 13 came here, and when he saw me, he could scarcely believe his eyes! He said, 'But my god, is it you?' I said, 'Of course!'
  Only when we went down from the vital plane into the physical plane, all this went away - because on the physical plane, the work is much harder and we had so much to do, so many things to change.
  13W.W. Pearson, a friend of Rabindranath Tagore, who had come from Tagore's Ashram in 1923; Mother had met him with Tagore in 1916 in Japan.

0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  28A friend of Satprem's who died insane in a Japanese hospital in India

1.01_-_Economy, #Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience, #Henry David Thoreau, #Philosophy
  My furniture, part of which I made myself, and the rest cost me nothing of which I have not rendered an account, consisted of a bed, a table, a desk, three chairs, a looking-glass three inches in diameter, a pair of tongs and andirons, a kettle, a skillet, and a frying-pan, a dipper, a wash-bowl, two knives and forks, three plates, one cup, one spoon, a jug for oil, a jug for molasses, and a Japanned lamp. None is so poor that he need sit on a pumpkin. That is shiftlessness. There is a plenty of such chairs as I like best in the village garrets to be had for taking them away. Furniture! Thank God, I can sit and I can stand without the aid of a furniture warehouse. What man but a philosopher would not be ashamed to see his furniture packed in a cart and going up country exposed to the light of heaven and the eyes of men, a beggarly account of empty boxes? That is Spauldings furniture. I could never tell from inspecting such a load whether it belonged to a so called rich man or a poor one; the owner always seemed poverty-stricken.

1.01_-_To_Watanabe_Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #Hakuin Ekaku, #Zen
  The cardinal Chinese virtue of filiality, applicable to all interactions with one's elders, but especially to a son's dealings with his parents, grandparents, and family, assumed great importance in
  Edo-period Japan with its formal government sanction of Confucian ethics. Many Confucians, including some with great political influence, regarded monasticism as abhorrent on the grounds that it contravened the basic operating principles of filial behavior by keeping young men from producing heirs to continue the parental line. Buddhists in China, and later in Japan, responded to such charges with some success, arguing the deep filiality of the monk's career, in which "leaving home" for the priesthood, through the redemptive power of awakening, is reconciled with Confucian filial responsibilities.
  Sharing these premises, Hakuin launched vehement attacks on what he considered the mistaken understanding purveyed by such architects of Confucian orthodoxy as Hayashi Razan (see chapter
  12). Hakuin's ideas on the subject may be summed up fairly well in the calligraphic works he prepared and distributed in large numbers to people. These works consisted of one large character, filiality or parent, followed by the inscription, "There is no more valuable act of filiality than to save one's father and mother from the sad fate of an unfortunate rebirth in the next life"-exactly the sentiments Hakuin had expressed to Sukefusa as a young monk. a It was considered extremely unfilial to injure or disfigure the body of one's (male) children. This was especially heinous in the case of an eldest son, who, according to the canons of filial piety, is venerated because of his superior birth, age, and gender. b Although not all of these references can be traced, most of them are found in Tales of the TwentyFour Paragons of Filial Virtue (Ehr-shih-ssu hsiao), a popular Confucian text of the Yuan dynasty that was reprinted and widely read in Edo Japan. c A legendary sage ruler of ancient China. According to Mencius, when ministers came to him with good advice, Yu always received it with deep gratitude.

1.02_-_The_Ultimate_Path_is_Without_Difficulty, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  obstructing the path of meditation.
  As examples of chi-ching, Japanese commentaries conven
  tionally refer to such things as 'twinkling the eyes,' 'raising the

1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #Hakuin Ekaku, #Zen
  Attendant Boku's unspecified complaint may have been purely physical in nature, but it may also have been practice related, perhaps even a touch of the "Zen sickness" that had troubled Hakuin during his early years of training. The identity of this attendant monk is uncertain. The most logical candidate, Sui Genro (1717-89), Hakuin's successor at Shin-ji, who as a young monk used the name [E]Boku, has to be rejected, since Sui's study at Shin-ji did not begin until 1746, twelve years after this letter was written. The Hakuin specialist Rikugawa Taiun identified Boku as "a monk from western Japan who fell ill while training at Shin-ji and subsequently left the temple" (Detailed
  Biography of Priest Hakuin, p. 252), but offered no details. An anonymous annotator inscribed another hypothesis in a copy of Poison Blossoms from a Thicket of Thorn: "Attendant Boku is not an actual person. The master seems to be using the name in an allegorical sense for a story on the oxherding theme" [Boku translates literally as "herder"]. Again, it would be entirely in character for
  Blue Cliff Record, Case 55). q These are some of the eighteen types of questions Zen students are said to ask their teachers. This is a formulation by Fen-yang (947-1024) in The Eye of Men and Gods. r Free up the cicada's wings . Although a similar expression is used in the Book of Latter Han to describe a lord showing great partiality to a favorite, here it refers to the statement made earlier about a teacher ruining a student's chances by stepping in to help the student prematurely. s Two of eight difficult places or situations (hachinan) in which it is difficult for people to encounter a Buddha, hear him preach the Dharma, and attain liberation: Uttarakuru, the continent to the north of
  Mount Sumeru, because inhabitants enjoy lives of interminable pleasure; and being enthralled in the worldly wisdom and skillful words (sechibens) of secular life. Dried buds and dead seeds (shge haishu) is a term of reproach directed at followers of the Two Vehicles, who are said to have no possibility for attaining complete enlightenment. t In the system of koan study that developed in later Hakuin Zen, hosshin or Dharmakaya koans are used in the beginning stages of practice (see Zen Dust, 46-50). The lines Hakuin quotes here are not found in the Poems of Han-shan (Han-shan shih). They are attributed to Han-shan in Compendium of the Five Lamps (ch. 15, chapter on Tung-shan Mu-ts'ung): "The master ascended the teaching seat and said, 'Han-shan said that "Red dust dances at the bottom of the well. / White waves rise on the mountain peaks. / The stone woman gives birth to a stone child. / Fur on the tortoise grows longer by the day." If you want to know the Bodhi-mind, all you have to do is to behold these sights.'" The lines are included in a Japanese edition of the work published during Hakuin's lifetime. u The Ten Ox-herding Pictures are a series of illustrations, accompanied by verses, showing the Zen student's progress to final enlightenment. The Five Ranks, comprising five modes of the particular and universal, are a teaching device formulated by Tung-shan of the Sto tradition. v Records of the Lamp, ch. 10. w Liu Hsiu (first century) was a descendant of Western Han royalty who defeated the usurper Wang
  Mang and established the Eastern Han dynasty. Emperor Su Tsung (eighth century) regained the throne that his father had occupied before being been driven from power. x Wang Mang (c. 45 BC-23 AD) , a powerful official of the Western Han dynasty, and rebellious

1.04_-_GOD_IN_THE_WORLD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  It is in the literature of Mahayana and especially of Zen Buddhism that we find the best account of the psychology of the man for whom Samsara and Nirvana, time and eternity, are one and the same. More systematically perhaps than any other religion, the Buddhism of the Far East teaches the way to spiritual Knowledge in its fulness as well as in its heights, in and through the world as well as in and through the soul. In this context we may point to a highly significant fact, which is that the incomparable landscape painting of China and Japan was essentially a religious art, inspired by Taoism and Zen Buddhism; in Europe, on the contrary, landscape painting and the poetry of nature worship were secular arts which arose when Christianity was in decline, and derived little or no inspiration from Christian ideals.

1.04_-_The_Crossing_of_the_First_Threshold, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  Oceanic, Assyro-Babylonian, Buddhist, Celtic, Chinese, Christian, Coptic,
  Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Indian, Jain, Japanese, Jewish, Moslem, Persian,
  Roman, Slavic, Teutonic, and Tibetan varieties), is an excellent introduction to

1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  If the question be of Indian Yoga itself in its own characteristic forms, here too the supposed inability is contradicted by experience. In early times Greeks and Scythians from the West as well as Chinese and Japanese and Cambodians from the East followed without difficulty Buddhist or Hindu disciplines; at the present day an increasing number of occidentals have taken to
  Vedantic or Vaishnava or other Indian spiritual practices and this objection of incapacity or unsuitableness has never been made either from the side of the disciples or from the side of the Masters. I do not see, either, why there should be any such unbridgeable gulf; for there is no essential difference between spiritual life in the East and spiritual life in the West, - what difference there is has always been of names, forms and symbols or else of the emphasis laid on one special aim or another or on one side or another of psychological experience. Even here differences are often alleged which do not exist or else are not so great as they appear. I have seen it alleged by a Christian writer

1.39_-_Prophecy, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    Prospectus of book says it's been published three times before; adds, sinisterly, that first publication was nine months before outbreak of Balkan war, second, nine months before outbreak of world war, third, nine months before outbreak of Sino-Japanese war.
    nine months before the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war, which is breaking up the Far East.

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  M.: Such is the firm conviction of the reality of the world that it is not easily shaken off. The world does not become, for that reason, any more real than the individual himself.
  D.: Now there is the Sino-Japanese war. If it is only in imagination, can or will Sri Bhagavan imagine the contrary and put an end to the war?
  M.: The Bhagavan of the questioner is as much a thought as the SinoJapanese war. (Laughter.)

1.450_-_1.500_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  D.: Now there is the Sino-Japanese war. If it is only in imagination, can or will Sri Bhagavan imagine the contrary and put an end to the war?
  M.: The Bhagavan of the questioner is as much a thought as the SinoJapanese war. (Laughter.)

1.55_-_Money, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  A couple of Japanese wrestlers may be worth more than Phidias, Robert Browning, Titian and Mozart in terms of butchers' meat. We might alter that incorrect truism "money cannot by anything worth having" to "things worth having cannot be estimated in terms of money." You see, no counting. The operation to save your child's life: do you care if the surgeon wants five pounds or fifty? Of course, you may not have the fifty, or be obliged to retrench in other ways to get it; but it makes no odds as to what you feel about it. What is the value of a University Education? The answer is that it is a pure gamble. The student may use his advantages to make a rich marriage, to attract the wife of a millionaire, to earn a judgeship or a post in the Cabinet, to earn 500 a year as a doctor, 150 as a schoolmaster or he may die in the process. So with all the spiritual values; they are, in the most literal sense, inestimable. So don't start to count!

2.02_-_Meeting_With_the_Goddess, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  Hindu and Buddhist iconography. Tantric symbolism was carried by medieval
  Buddhism out of India into Tibet, China, and Japan.
  The following description of the Island of Jewels is based on Sir John
  ness: aware ("gentle sympathy") it was named in the romantic
  courtly poetry of tenth- to twelfth-century Japan.

2.03_-_Karmayogin_A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  final balance of passions and interests as the main agents of
  progress and conservation political and social. Japan with her
  periods of splendid and magnificently fruitful progress and activity when she is absorbing new thoughts and new knowledge,
  she thoroughly assimilates what she has absorbed and suits it to
  her system, - Japan with the unlimited energy and personality
  of her individuals finely subservient to the life of the nation is
  partially evolved tries to dominate its companions. Of this kind
  of community China, India and more recently Japan are the only
  premature evolution of the sattwic element; they have repeatedly undergone defeat and subjugation by the more restless and
  aggressive communities of the world, while Japan by keeping
  its rajasic energy intact has victoriously repelled the aggressor.

2.05_-_Apotheosis, #The Hero with a Thousand Faces, #Joseph Campbell, #Mythology
  One of the most powerful and beloved of the Bodhisattvas of the
  Mahayana Buddhism of Tibet, China, and Japan is the Lotus
  Bearer, Avalokiteshvara, "The Lord Looking Down in Pity," so
  Buddha, two hundred and fifty miles high."
  In China and Japan this sublimely gentle Bodhisattva is rep
  resented not only in male form, but also as female. Kwan Yin of
  China, Kwannon of Japanthe Madonna of the Far Eastis
  precisely this benevolent regarder of the world. She will be
  concord. These are the immortals. The Taoist landscape paintings
  of China and Japan depict supremely the heavenliness of this
  terrestrial state. The four benevolent animals, the phoenix, the
  damsels are the manifestations of the joy of eternity in time.
  The tea ceremonies of Japan are conceived in the spirit of
  the Taoist earthly paradise. The tearoom, called "the abode of
  riod (1603-1868), before the arrival of Commodore Perry in
  1854, the texture of Japanese life became so imbued with
  significant formalization that existence to the slightest detail was
  Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, Essays in Zen Buddhism (London, 1927), and Lafcadio
  Hearn, Japan (New York, 1904).
  Morris Edward Opler, Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians

2.08_-_ALICE_IN_WONDERLAND, #God Exists, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  So now, when we are discussing the final point in our studies, we are gradually losing attachments to his obsessional notion that we are this little Mr. and Mrs. Body and that we are located in a part of the physical world called India or America, Japan or Russia. And we are slowly trying to become citizens of a larger dimension which is wider than this earth, perhaps larger than even the solar system and this physical cosmos.

2.14_-_The_Unpacking_of_God, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  Theorem and Godel's Incompleteness Theorem, both of which are taken to mean that in any sufficiently developed mathematical system (mathematical holon), the holon can be either complete or consistent, but not both. That is, if the mathematical system is made to be consistent (or self-certain), there remain fundamental truths that cannot be derived from the system itself (it is incomplete); but if the system is made to include these truths and thus attempts to become complete, then it inevitably (and inherently) contradicts itself at crucial points-it becomes inconsistent.
  Perhaps a simple example from sociology will illustrate what is involved. The United States and Japan are often taken as examples of two very different types of social organizations. Japan is an extremely coherent or very tightly woven society (it is consistent); but it achieves this consistency only by excluding foreign races (Japan's xenophobia being rather notorious). In other words, it is very consistent but very incomplete (very partial or very exclusionary).
  The United States, on the other hand, attempts to be as complete as possible, attempts to open its doors to any and all (the "melting pot"), but it does so at the cost of being rather incoherent and unstable: at times, the U.S. seems so willing to embrace various cultures that it is in danger of flying apart at the seams. It achieves a great deal of completeness at the cost of being inconsistent or incoherent or uncertain, of having no tightly knit unifying regime or common principle.3 In other words: complete or coherent, and the more of one, the less of the other-IOU.

3.10_-_Of_the_Gestures, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  ceremony. Sasaki Sigetsu tells us in his essay on Shinto2 that the
  Japanese are accustomed to clap their hands four times to drive
  away evil spirits. He explains that what really happens is that the

3-5_Full_Circle, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  The scientific community has been groping for decades in the invariable precursor of a scientific revolution: deepening crisis.10 Today, as in the past, the crisis has called forth a host of immature, competing theories; in our case, attempts at scientific synthesis. However, since this crisis extends far beyond the sciences--since it was brought on by the cancer-like proliferation of separate and independent disciplines, scientific and humanistic (Figure IV-9) and its resolution demands synthesis--the synthesized theories cannot be just scientific. They must include the ancient literary tradition in whose terms the spiritual syntheses of pre-industrial Strata and Periods have always been, and must today continue to be couched: the language of arts, religions and philosophies.21
  Calls for up-dating and synthesis of religions, which is essential to our industrial civilization, have been voiced by powerful theologians: "Christianity without Religion" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (who was hanged by the Nazis), and "The Humanity of God" by Karl Barth in Germany; "Depersonalized Religion" by the Jesuit scientist Teilhard de Chardin in France; "Honest to God" by the Anglican Bishop John A. T. Robinson in England;22 "The Shaking of the Foundations" by Paul Tillich in America; Sun Myung Moon's "Divine Principle" in South Korea, Japan, and by now many other nations.23
  John A. T. Robinson, and others who call for an up-dating of religion, being theologians and thus one-field specialists themselves, could understandably not specify just how to do it. The consequent uproar was therefore unproductive theological debate: "The Honest to God Debate".24 It had to be a man who combines in his personality the literary with the scientific culture, who foresaw and predicted the nature of the brewing revolution: C. P. Snow. Snow stated in 1963 that the Two Cultures; scientific and literary, were about to come together into a single entity, and even predicted where: in the United States.25
  By midterm, the class had divided itself along the Two-Culture line into Scientists and Humanists. I designed the examinations so that one set of specialized questions was directed to scientists, a different set to humanists. But all basic questions belong to both cultures. They were directed to, and answered by, everyone.
  The class's extensive term papers, written along these clearly converging lines, turned out so splendidly that I suggested the possibility of publishing them as a book. The students enthusiastically elected an editorial board, and when the book is ready, and its title decided upon, we will submit it to a publisher. Have not the Two Cultures come together, as C. P. Snow predicted, in the United States? Early in 1972, the founder of the Unification Church arrived in the United States. Sun Myung Moon is a South Korean philosopher, raised as a Christian and trained in electrical engineering in Japan. His Church's half million profoundly dedicated members are citizens of some twenty-six countries in Asia, America, and Europe.
  At our first meeting, in which Mr. Moon was flanked by three Korean interpreters, and I by the directors of two of his American centers, he announced that he wished me to organize an international conference so that the world could become acquainted with Unified Science.

7.14_-_Modesty, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  HO IS this coming to the door of this Japanese house?
  It is the flower-artist, the man who is skilled in arranging flowers.
  Perhaps the Japanese artist really thinks that his work deserves compliments. I cannot tell his thoughts. But at any rate he does not boast and his behaviour is pleasing.

7.15_-_The_Family, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Of course, the ways and customs of families are not the same in every country of the world. You will find it interesting to hear from travellers or read in books or learn from your teachers about the family customs of Japan, China, Persia, Egypt, Europe and America. And you will find many differences. But in all of them, love rules in their hearts and affection is the law. It may happen that the members of a family do not love one another, but then they are not a true family.

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  "dreaming of coming to India...."
  One of my brother's daughters (I think) married a Japanese and came here with her Japanese
  husband - I saw him - and she has a flock of kids! But my brother's son and his other daughter, I don't
  oh, very, very old: I had it in France before coming here, I brought it with me when I came here; I took
  it to Japan and used it there [to open Sri Aurobindo's letters], and I brought it back here. So it must be...
  I had it at the beginning of the century - it's much older than you! Do you want it? To open letters...
  people in Italy, many in Germany; in France... it's beginning - a little bit! (Mother laughs) In the
  U.S.A., it's good, it's working well, and in Canada it's doing well. Even in Japan there are people....

Agenda_Vol_11, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  16Mother may be thinking of the epidemic in Japan in January 1919, during which she very nearly died, while the fever
  caught during the festival of arms was in 1931.
  (how much time?... I came back in 1920; I came here in 1914 and left from here in 1915, I think from
  16 to 20 I was in Japan, but I came in 14 and I think I left in 1915), from that time on, there were all
  those experiences [kundalini, etc.], in France and in Japan.
  (Mother goes into a contemplation)

Agenda_Vol_12, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Ive never heard Pavitra complain about it! (laughter) I see Pavitra very often, almost every night.
  Maybe he likes it that way. Even last night I saw him: he was in Japan. When did they leave?
  Amritada left on January 31, 1969 and Pavitrada in May, May 16.

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  There are places where it happens like that: suddenly everything stops - no more school, no more
  mail, no more trains. I remember a poor little village in Japan where they had a flu epidemic, the first
  of its kind. They didn't know what it was and the whole village fell ill. It was winter, the village was
  fifteen days). The postman arrived... and everyone was dead, buried beneath the snow.
  I was there in Japan when it happened.
  A little vale of snow - no one left.
  to receive. It must have a usefulness - but what?... I haven't understood. Perhaps I will get the
  62Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle).
  63Chrysanthemum, yellow.
  know.) But this cat, mon petit.... I got her when she was very young. She would come and lie down,
  stretched out like a human being, with her head on my arm! (I used to sleep on a Japanese tatami on the
  floor.) And she would stay there, so well-behaved, didn't stir all night long! I was really amazed. Then
  In fact, I have seen this all over the world. I have never been on very good terms with religions,
  neither in Europe, nor Africa, nor Japan, nor even here.
  I know why I gave no explanations as I was speaking: because of the intensity of the experience.
  There is something like it in Prayers and Meditations. I remember an experience I had in Japan which
  is noted there.... (Mother looks through 'Prayers and Meditations' and reads a passage dated
  insensitive tamas184 by means of extremely violent sensation - an extreme is needed if anything is to be
  felt through that tamas. I was always told, for example (in Japan it was strongly emphasized to me),
  that the people of the Far East are very tamasic physically. The Chinese in particular are said to be the
  Yes. When I read that book (it was very well written), I understood the problem, and my understanding
  was confirmed when I went to Japan. Many Japanese also have a blunted sensibility ('blunted' in the
  sense that to feel anything they need extremely violent stimuli). Perhaps an explanation could be found
  and looked with a more objective consciousness, the witness-consciousness, I saw that it was simply a
  mixture of both persons - everything is mixed in the Subconscient.... Already when I lived in Japan
  there were four people I could never distinguish during my nighttime activities - all four of them (and
  little people with no physical resemblance, yet of a similar type - small and... in short, a similarity. It's
  like the four men I used to see in Japan: there was an Englishman, a Frenchman, a Japanese and one
  more, each from a different country; well, at night they were all the same, as if viewed one through the
  the joy of knowing Himself.' And it went on and on like that!
  When Richard went to Japan, he sent his manuscripts to Sri Aurobindo, including The Wherefore of
  the Worlds and The Eternal Wisdom, and Sri Aurobindo continued to translate them into English.
  want the Germans to win, which would have been even worse, so I said, 'I had better go.' Then
  Richard managed to have himself sent to Japan on business (an admirable feat!), representing certain
  companies. People didn't want to travel because it was dangerous - you risked being sunk to the
  bottom of the sea; so they were pleased when we offered and sent us to Japan.
  Once there (this would also make a great novel), Richard continued writing and sending his
  the English said that if we tried to return to India they would throw us in jail! But it all worked out
  miraculously, almost becoming a 'diplomatic incident': the Japanese government decided that if we
  were put in prison they would protest to the British government! (What a story - I could write novels!)
  husband's, she couldn't withdraw it without his authorization. I don't know if it's still like that, but in
  those days the husband always had to countersign - an annoying situation! I got around this in Japan
  (the banker there found the rule stupid and told me to ignore it), but the bank here can be a pain in the
  voluntary process.
  When I returned from Japan and we began to work together, Sri Aurobindo had already brought the
  supramental light into the mental world and was trying to transform the Mind. 'It's strange,' he said to
  as it had been when I was eighteen years old!... There was a young man named Pearson, a disciple of
  Tagore, who had lived with me in Japan for four years; he returned to India, and when he came to see
  me in Pondicherry, he was stupefied. 249 'What has happened to you!' he exclaimed. He hardly
  For example, the importance of the departure 258 : how he was present the whole time I was away;
  how he guided my entire life in Japan; how.... Of course, it would be seen in the mirror of my own
  experience, but it would be Sri Aurobindo - not me, not my reactions: him; but through my experience
  258In 1915, when Mother left Pondicherry for France and later Japan.
  259Actually, Satprem did see Sri Aurobindo in 1946 or 1947.
  I don't know, I'm putting it poorly, but this experience was concrete to the point of being physical.
  It happened in a Japanese country-house where we were living, near a lake. There was a whole series of
  circumstances, events, all kinds of things - a long, long story, like a novel. But one day I was alone in
  emanation incarnated in a physical being [Richard 263 ], and the greatest effort was made during those
  four years in Japan. The four years were coming to an end with an absolute inner certainty that there
  was nothing to be done - that it was impossible, impossible to do it this way. There was nothing to be
  The next day we began preparing to return to India.
  It was after this vision, when I returned from Japan, that this meeting with Sri Aurobindo took
  place, along with the certainty that the Mission would be accomplished.

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  period in my life when the tension was tremendous, because it was psychological and vital as well as
  physical: a perpetual struggle against adverse forces; and during my stay in Japan, particularly... oh, it
  was terrible! So at night, everything that had been part of that life in Japan - people, things,
  movements, circumstances - all of it seemed to be surrounding my body in the form of vital 3
  vibrations, and to be taking the place of my present state, which had completely vanished. For hours
  during the night, the body was reliving all the terrible tensions it had during those four years in Japan.
  And I realized how much (because at the time you pay no attention; the consciousness is busy with
  And suddenly I said to myself, "How could it be? During all the time he was here, the time we were
  together (after I came back from Japan, when we were together), life, life on earth, lived such a
  wondrous divine possibility, so... really so unique, something it had never lived to such an extent and in
  31Considering it to be of no interest, Satprem unfortunately did not keep a record of his answer. The P. in question died
  insane, in a so-called "Japanese hospital," and one night (this is most likely the story he was telling Mother here) Satprem
  found him being held prisoner in a kind of hell. His body was covered with wounds which Satprem treated with balm. He
  77There was, in fact, a whole group of Ashram people (they might be called the Ashram "intelligentsia") who, influenced
  by Subhas Bose, were strongly in favor of the Nazis and the Japanese against the British. (It should be recalled that the
  British were the invaders of India, and thus many people considered Britain's enemies to be automatically India's friends.) It
  Ah, look at this - yesterday someone read me a letter Sri Aurobindo wrote to Barin in April 1920, a
  few days before I returned from Japan. It was written in Bengali - tremendously interesting! He speaks
  of the state of the world, particularly India, and of how he envisaged a certain part of his action after
  has NEVER left me. I went to Japan, I did all sorts of things, had all possible kinds of adventures, even
  the most unpleasant, but it never left me - stillness, stillness, stillness...
  156When Mother returned from Japan in April 1920.
  Five thick notebooks, year after year.... Even here I kept on writing for a while.
  I wrote a lot in Japan.
  Anyway, everything of general interest was kept. But that's why there are gaps in the dates,
  mental nirvana, even a vital nirvana. I think I already told you about the experience I had with Tagore
  in Japan. Tagore always used to say that as soon as he started meditating he entered Nirvana, and he
  asked me to meditate with him. We sat together in meditation. I was expecting to make a very steep
  of the Pakistani Parliament in October 1958, and General Ayub Khan's seizure of power.
  211In April 1942, when England was struggling against the Nazis and Japan, which was threatening to invade Burma and
  India, Churchill sent an emissary, Sir Stafford Cripps, to New Delhi with a very generous proposal which he hoped would
  from everything - and it was true.
  The only danger at the time was Japan, and Japan had officially declared it wouldn't bomb
  Pondicherry because of Sri Aurobindo. But at least there were still men in their planes, and they could

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  then, he sent us the sermons he had given since his return, and in one of them he recounts his "spiritual
  journey," as he calls it (a spiritual journey through China, Japan, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia, and
  so on up to India). What shocked him most in India was the poverty - it was an almost unbearable
  they don't know how to get back in any more! So they find themselves in ridiculous situations.
  I had two experiences of that kind. The first was at Tlemcen 48 and the second in Japan.... There was
  an epidemic of influenza, an influenza that came from the war (the 1914 war), and was generally fatal.
  People would get pneumonia after three days, and plop! finished. In Japan they never have epidemics
  (it's a country where epidemics are unknown), so they were caught unawares; it was an ideal breeding
  Not only was it over, but I stayed very quiet and began to work in the atmosphere.... From that moment
  on, mon petit, there were no new cases! It was so extraordinary that it appeared in the Japanese papers.
  They didn't know how it happened, but from that day on, from that night on, not a single fresh case.
  And people recovered little by little.
  I told the story to our Japanese friend in whose house we were living, I told him, "Well, that's what
  this illness is - a remnant of the war; and here's the way it happens.... And that being was repaid for his
  understands nothing.... I will tell you the thing: between my first and second visits here, while I was
  away in Japan and Gandhi was starting his campaign, 68 he sent a telegram, then a messenger, to Sri
  Aurobindo here, asking him to be president of the Congress - to which Sri Aurobindo answered "No."
  foundation and guard the Divine Truth - what I call the supramental - and its Divine Power.
  86May 7, 1945, in Europe and August 15 in Japan.
  It's giving me the same kind of nights again. But it's odd, I don't know what it means, last night
  there were buildings made of a kind of red granite, and many Japanese. Japanese women sewing and
  making ladies' dresses and fabrics; Japanese youths climbing up and down the buildings with great
  agility; and everybody was very nice. But it was always the same thing (gesture of a collapse or a fall
  into a hole): you know, a path opens up, you walk on it, and after a while, plop! it all collapses. And
  there was a young Japanese man who was climbing up and down the place absolutely like a monkey,
  with extraordinary ease: "Oh," I thought, "but that's what I should do!" But when I approached the spot,
  (As if "by chance," Satprem reads Mother an old conversation, of January 24, 1961, on the influenza
  epidemic in Japan during World War I.)
  And the best part of the story is that they've never had that type of influenza since.
  The Japanese are receptive people.
  They've learned so much from the Americans - it has warped their taste, but now it's beginning to
  It's odd, last night, it was all Japanese....
  than half a century I have sensed the difference in a most sharp way. I think I told you already that
  when I returned here from Japan, there were difficulties: once, I was in danger and I called Sri
  Aurobindo; he appeared, and the danger went away126 - he appeared, meaning, he came, something

Agenda_Vol_5, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  expresses itself in that language: for me, it always comes either in English or in French; it doesn't come
  in Chinese or Japanese! The words are necessarily English or French, with sometimes a Sanskrit word,
  but that's because physically I learned Sanskrit. Otherwise, I heard (not physically) Sanskrit uttered by
  47Sri Aurobindo standing, looking towards the future (from the portrait by the Dutch painter).
  48Anniversary of Mother's second coming to Pondicherry, after her stay in Japan.
  region, open to the higher influences. It seems to interest you, especially in certain details.
  Last night, it involved the countries of the Far East, particularly China and Japan. You were there
  with me. We were trying to do some good work and to bring about a rapprochement. The details were
  August 5, 1964
  (D., a disciple, sent Mother an eighteenth-century account by a Japanese monk of the Zen Buddhist
  sect describing a method called "Introspection," which enables one to overcome cold and hunger and
  August 8, 1964
  ...There are some strange things. When I went to Japan, I met a man there who was a striking
  reproduction of my father - the first moment, I wondered if I was dreaming. I think my father was
  already dead, but I am not sure, I don't remember exactly (my father died while I was in Japan, that's all
  I know). But he was the same age as my father, which means they were born together, at the same time.
  My father was born in Turkey, while this one was born in Japan - but anyway, it WAS my father! And
  this man took to me with a paternal passion, it was extraordinary! He wanted to see me all the time, he
  what a resemblance! As if one were the exact replica of the other: same size, same features, same color
  (he was exceptionally white for a Japanese, and my father wasn't white as northern people are: he was
  white as people from the Middle East are, just like me).
  to go to the place where the events in the various countries of the world are prepared - you were there,
  too. And you seemed to be very interested. There were goings-on between China and Japan, and it was
  very funny because one could see events, people with quite unexpected costumes and all sorts of
  something contained in Matter. Like radiation. And it spreads out. They have indeed noticed it, but they
  don't want to know: when they exploded the bomb in Japan, the consequences went much, much
  92The Chinese exploded their bomb on October 16, the day after Khrushchev's dismissal.
  sensation you've just told me. I suddenly remembered sensations or impressions or experiences I had
  when I was here or there, in France, in Japan, and I had that impression... yes, of a thinning down, a
  shrinking to the point of nonexistence.

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  We never told this, of course, but it was perfectly precise.
  But I knew that being, I had already seen him in Japan - he called himself "the Lord of Nations."
  And he really was a form of the Asura of Falsehood, that is, of Truth which became Falsehood: the first
  Yes, but they have tried to "improve" on it.
  Ah!... It was the same thing when I was in Japan, all that they were taught they would "improve" on - it
  would become absolutely unworkable! After the American occupation, they understood.
  have the double effect of converting the Americans and making the Indians make some progress....
  Practical progress is what they would make, as the Japanese did. And the Americans are now the
  disciples of the Japanese: from the point of view of Beauty they have made wonderful and absolutely
  unexpected progress. If the Americans came here, they would be converted, they would become... oh,
  Yes, yes, the classic thing...
  I can tell you (if it helps your physical mind) that in Japan I had a sort of measles (which had its
  own rather deep reasons) and that the Japanese doctor (who, besides, had studied in Germany, anyway
  he was a doctor through and through) told me very gravely that I should take care, that I was in the
  early stages of this wonderful disease, that above all I should never live in a cold climate, and this and
  that.... I was losing weight and so on. That was in Japan. Then I came here and I said that to Sri
  Aurobindo, who looked at me and smiled; and it was over, we didn't talk about it anymore. We didn't
  (Regarding a Playground Talk of March 17, 1951, published in the latest "Bulletin," in which Mother
  says that when she returned from Japan in 1920, she felt Sri Aurobindo's atmosphere two nautical
  miles away from Pondicherry:)
  says in this letter I have just given you, that the leader of our march is the Almighty, if they feel that
  way... That's what made the strength of the Japanese in the past. That's what makes the strength of
  people here, once they are convinced. That's how the Japanese took Port Arthur; there was a sort of
  ditch around the fortress, as there are in fortified places, and because of that they couldn't get in; well,
  if emptied of something, and once in the Mediterranean, I wasn't able to bear it any longer: I fell ill.
  And even in Japan, which outwardly is a marvelous country - marvelously beautiful and harmonious (it
  WAS, I don't know what it is nowadays), and outwardly it was a joy every minute, a breathtaking joy,
  102A disciple who was a friend of Satprem's; he had died insane seven or eight years earlier and Satprem had assisted him
  in a Japanese mental hospital.
  humanity), but this Flame, the Flame of transformation, is something else. Oh, I remember now that Sri
  Aurobindo reminded me of something I had written in Japan (which is printed in Prayers and
  Meditations), and I had never understood what I had written. I always tried to understand and asked

Agenda_Vol_7, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  For instance, there are passages I wrote in those Prayers and Meditations, some of which have been
  published - passages I wrote in Japan, and when I wrote them, I didn't at all know what they meant.
  For a very long time I didn't know. And very recently, one of those things that had always remained

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  peace, not to deaden the body.
  Yesterday evening, something amusing happened. I received some soups from Japan. It was all
  written in Japanese, impossible to read. When the doctor came (he comes every evening), I asked him,
  "Would you like to try a Japanese soup?" And I gave him a packet to take away. Yesterday evening,
  when he came back, I asked him, "Did you taste the Japanese soup?" He said, "It's a shellfish soup,"
  and he added, "It's not good for you." I asked him, "Why is it not good for me?" (I asked him just for
  What's specific to each language (apart from a few differences in words) is the order in which ideas
  are presented: the construction of sentences. The Japanese (and the Chinese even more so) have solved
  the problem by using only the sign of the idea. Now, under the influence from outside, they have added
  phonetic signs to build a sentence; but even now the order in the construction of the ideas is different.
  It's different in Japan and in China. And unless you FEEL this, you can never know a foreign language
  really well. So we speak according to our very old habit (and basically it's more convenient for us
  French is a long way behind English - English is much more supple. But the languages in countries
  like China and Japan that use ideograms seem to be infinitely more supple than our own.
  also kept a few, which I extracted and distributed), and as for the rest... It was a long, long time ago, I
  was still living over there.82 The last times I wrote, it was after my return from Japan, that is, in 1920.
  In 1920 I still wrote a little, then stopped. Then Sri Aurobindo chanced on it, and he told me it had to
  (Mother tries to recall the experience) There were even languages I had never heard: I've heard many
  European languages, in India several Indian languages, chiefly Sanskrit, and then, Japanese And there
  were languages I had never heard. It was all there. And there were sounds, certain sounds that come
  90See conversation of May 10, 1967 (Amenhotep).
  91In 1920, when Mother sailed back to Pondicherry from Japan, at the time when Mao Tse-tung was writing The Great
  Union of Popular Masses.
  stood talking (we were on our way out, it was in the afternoon), when suddenly, hop! up we jumped
  into the air, the two of us. 138 We knew what it was because we had got used to it in Japan. I said, "Oh,
  an earthquake." It didn't last - a few seconds and it was over. I had completely forgotten it, and it was
  Some things are really interesting. For instance, I'd like... To begin with, every country will have its
  pavilion, and in the pavilion, there will be a kitchen from that country, which means that the Japanese
  will be able to eat Japanese food if they want to (!), and so on, but in the township itself, there will be
  food for vegetarians, food for nonvegetarians, and also a sort of attempt to find "tomorrow's food." The

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  in the vases, some flowers say, "Me!" And indeed they are just what I need. They call out to me to say,
  "Me!"...But that's not new, because when I was in Japan, I had a large garden and I had cultivated part
  of it to grow vegetables; in the morning I would go down to the garden to get the vegetables to be eaten
  But we're going to prepare a little brochure with the message and all these translations - into
  Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, etc. It will all be photographed, and then we'll restore the German text. Oh,
  23"To live in Auroville one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness."
  German (in German T. translated it into "the highest" [Consciousness]; I told her, "It's rather poor, but
  anyway"), well, I said I wouldn't protest. In Chinese it's "Divine." I think it's "Divine" in Japanese too.
  In German, they asserted, "Oh, if we put 'Divine,' people will immediately think of God...." I
  extraordinary organization. You can't imagine how organized it is! I think there are many of those
  genii of death, hundreds of them. I met at least two of them. One I met in France, the other in Japan,
  and they were very different. Which leads me to believe that depending on the mental culture, the
  tell him, 'No, I forbid you to take this person.' That's something which happened, not once but several
  times, in Japan and here. It wasn't the same genius. Which makes me say there must be many of
  them.... If you can tell him, 'I forbid you to take this person' and have the power to send him away,
  Oh, what a beautiful forest, mon petit! They must be the forests of... It's between the subtle physical
  and the vital, as if joining the two - the subtle physical to the vital. Trees as I have only seen in Japan;
  trees rising straight like columns, planted in rows - magnificent! With light-colored grass, very light,

Big_Mind_(non-dual), #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, the Chinese named me Kwan Yin, the Tibetans, Chenrezi.
  In Japanese I am Kanzeon, or Kannon. Other cultures and spiritual traditions call me by different names. I manifest as whatever is necessary in this world to alleviate suffering and to bring unconditional love to all beings.
  --- Yin or Feminine Compassion
  Big Mind and Big Heart are one and yet we are two aspects. In fact in Chinese and
  Japanese there's only one word for us, which in Japanese is shin (heart mind). But in the Western world, and in English, it's good to make this distinction so it's clear that I,
  Integrated Compassion or Big Heart am the yin aspect of the yin/yang symbol, and

BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  and Faber spell "Maurigosima," for some mysterious phonetic reasons of their own. Kaempfer, in his
  "Japan" (Appendix, p. 13), gives the tradition: The island, owing to the iniquity of its giants, sinks to
  the bottom of the ocean, and Peiru-un, the king, the Chinese Noah, escapes alone with his family
  boat beneath the surface; and their action has been reproduced for centuries past . . . . by Japanese
  artists." ("Mythical Monsters," p. 11 Introd.).
  types and races, it is only because the fact is undeniable, no one would say that there was no external
  difference between an Englishman, an African negro, and a Japanese or Chinaman. On the other hand
  it is formally denied by most naturalists that mixed human races, i.e., the seeds for entirely new races,

  and uncalled for. According to Professor Oliver, 'A close and very peculiar analogy subsists between
  the Flora of Tertiary Central Europe and the recent Floras of the American States and of the Japanese
  region; an analogy much closer and more intimate than is to be traced between the Tertiary and Recent
  eastern margin. . . . This accession of the Tertiary element is rather gradual and not abruptly assumed
  in the Japan islands only. Although it there attains a maximum, we may trace it from the
  Mediterranean, Levant, Caucasus, and Persia . . . then along the Himalaya and through China. . . . We
  The tallest men now found are those in Northern countries, while the smallest are Southern Asiatics,
  Hindus, Chinamen, Japanese, etc. Compare the tall Sikhs and Punjabees, the Afghans, Norwegians,
  Russians, Northern Germans, Scotchmen, and the English, with the inhabitants of central India and the
  flora of Eastern America. Professor Oliver, on the other hand, after showing how many
  of the American types found fossil in Europe are common to Japan, inclines to the
  theory, first advanced by Dr. Asa Gray, that the migration of species, to which the

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  learning from India. It is not difficult, therefore, to recognize in them our own esoteric doctrine. In
  their secret computations, the Japanese have the same figures in their cycles. As to the Brahmins, their
  Puranas and Upanishads are a good proof of it. The latter have passed entirely into Gnostic literature;

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  Arhats, during the course of their work of proselytism, into a soil less prepared for metaphysical
  conceptions than India; i.e., once they were transferred into China, Japan, Siam, and Burmah. How the
  pristine purity of these grand revelations was dealt with may be seen in studying some of the so-called
  quite certain. The members of several esoteric schools -- the seat of which is beyond the Himalayas,
  and whose ramifications may be found in China, Japan, India, Tibet, and even in Syria, besides South
  America -- claim to have in their possession the sum total of sacred and philosophical works in MSS.
  centuries and a half that preceded this earliest of the commentators there was ample time to veil the
  true Lao-tse doctrine from all but his initiated priests. The Japanese, among whom are now to be found
  the most learned of the priests and followers of Lao-tse, simply laugh at the blunders and hypotheses of
  Sanskrit works which disappeared in India in the reign of Akbar; the universal tradition in China and
  Japan that the true old texts with the commentaries, which alone make them comprehensible -amounting to many thousands of volumes -- have long passed out of the reach of profane hands; the
  disappearance of the vast sacred and occult literature of Babylon; the loss of those keys which alone
  ** The "Fourteen precious things." The narrative or allegory is found in the Satapatha Brahmana and
  others. The Japanese Secret Science of the Buddhist Mystics, the Yamabooshi, has "seven precious
  things." We will speak of them, hereafter.
  This is one of the "seven mysteries of the Moon," and it is now revealed. The seven "mysteries" are
  called by the Japanese Yamaboosis, the mystics of the Lao-Tze sect and the ascetic monks of Kioto,
  the Dzenodoo -- the "seven jewels." Only the Japanese and the Chinese
  Kabalists in the "Archetypal World."
  The same hierarchy, with the same numbers, is found in the Japanese system, in the "Beginnings" as
  taught by both the Shinto and the Buddhist sects. In this system, Anthropogenesis precedes
  often a puzzle.
  (b) As in the Japanese system, in the Egyptian, and every old cosmogony -- at this divine FLAME, The
  "One," are lit the three descending groups. Having their potential being in the higher group, they now
  higher world of our system. From these twofold Units emanate the threefold.
  In the cosmogony of Japan, when, out of the chaotic mass, an egglike nucleus appears, having within
  itself the germ and potency of all the universal as well as of all terrestrial life, it is the "three-fold" just
  creations, just as in the Codex Nazaraeus from Karabtanos and the Mother Spiritus the seven evilly
  disposed (material) spirits are born. It would be too long to give here the Japanese names, but once
  translated they stand in this order: -(1.) The "Invisible Celibate," which is the creative logos of the noncreating "father," or the creative
  Such are the Japanese exoteric fables, the rind that conceals the kernel of the same one truth of the
  Secret Doctrine. Turning back to the esoteric explanations in every cosmogony: -(d) The Third order corresponds to the Atma-Buddhi-Manas: Spirit, Soul and Intellect, and is called the
  the Seven Races, five of which have already appeared, and two more have still to appear in this Round.
  The Shinto allegorical accounts of Cosmogony and the origin of man in Japan hint at the same belief.
  Captain C. Pfoundes studied for nearly nine years in the monasteries of Japan the religion underlying
  the various sects of the land. . . . . . "The Shinto idea of creation," he says, "is as follows: Out of chaos

Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text), #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  The Eight-Forked Serpent of Koshi is prominent in the
  mythical cosmogony of Japan. It was eight-headed and
  eight-tailed; its eyes were red as the winter cherry, and pine
  mountain formerly named Serpent-Mountain and now
  called Eight-Cloud Mountain. The number eight in Japan is a
  magic number and stands for many, just as forty (When
  forty winters shall besiege thy brow) did in Elizabethan
  England. Japanese paper currency still commemorates the
  killing of the Serpent.
  the redeemed, as in Hellenic myth Perseus married Andromeda.
  In his English rendering of the cosmogonies and theogonies of old Japan (The Sacred Scriptures of the
  Japanese), Post Wheeler also records analogous legends of
  the Hydra of Greek myth, of Fafnir from the Germanic, and
  taught that the earth floats in a surrounding sea, like a ship,
  and that these waters when tossed and driven by the tempests are the cause of earthquakes. Historians or mythologists of eighth-century Japan offer us a rather different
  seismological system. In the Sacred Scriptures it is written:
  In popular belief, the Jinshin-Uwo, or Earthquake-Fish, is
  an eel seven hundred miles long that holds Japan on its back.
  It runs from north to south, its head lying beneath Kyoto
  argued for the reverse of this order, for it is in the south of
  Japan that earthquakes are more frequent, and it is easier to
  equate this with the lashing of the eels tail. This animal is
  James, William,
  Japan, , , -
  Sacred Scriptures of the JapanQuiroga, General Facundo,
  ese, The,

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  It certainly seems, to me, that the archaeological evidence, for example, suggests that the really old stories that the Bible begins with are at least that old, and are likely embedded in prehistory, which is far older than that. You might say, well, how can you be so sure? The answer to that, in part, is that the ancient cultures didn't change fast. They stayed the same; thats the answer. They keep their information moving from generation to generation. Thats how they stay the same, and thats how we know. There are archaeological records of rituals that have remained relatively unbroken for up to 20,000 years: it was discovered in caves, in Japan, that were set up for a particular kind of bear worship that was also characteristic of Western Europe. So these things can last for very long periods of time.

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  From 1922 to 1926 No. 9 Rue de la Marine, where he and the Mother had shifted, was the place where the sittings were held. There, also upstairs, was a less broad verandah than at the Guest House, a little bigger table in front of the central door out of three, and a broad Japanese chair the table covered with a better cloth than the one in the Guest House, a small flower vase, an ash tray, a block calendar indicating the date and an ordinary time-piece, a number of chairs in front in a line. The evening sittings used to be after meditation at 4 or 4:30 p.m. After November 24, 1926, the sitting began to get later and later, till the limit of 1 oclock at night was reached. Then the curtain fell. Sri Aurobindo retired completely after December 1926 and the evening sittings came to a close.
  Do you know of a Japanese healer, Dr. Kobayeshi, a famous surgeon, who is a Yogi following the Amitabha Buddha school of Sadhana? During his medical practice he found that the method he was following was not correct. So he followed an inner process. He makes the patients sit in meditation with him and asks them to concentrate on the navel and to aspire that the Light may come down and set right the affected organ. By now he has cured thousands of patients; of course, his personal influence is indispensable in bringing down the Light.
  Probably, the Hatha Yogins used to do what this Japanese doctor is doing, with their knowledge of the vital-physical currents. For instance, they could set right all the disorders below the navel by controlling the Vyana the vital current that works in the whole system. They would find out which Prana vital current is less, send the required current of vital energy which would work the disease out of the system.
  Disciple: Jean Herbert says that the Japanese are also like that. They are very polite and formal but once you can make friends they are a very good friends.
  Sri Aurobindo: Yes. The Japanese are very polite in their manners and conduct, but they dont admit you to their private life. They have a wonderful power of self-control. They dont lose their temper or quarrel with you; but if their honour is violated they may kill you. They can be bitter enemies. And where honour is concerned, if they do not kill you, they may kill themselves at your door. For instance, if a Japanese killed himself at an Englishmans door it would be impossible for the latter to live there any more. Even in crime the Japanese have a strange sense of values If a robber entered a house and the house holder told him that he required some money, the robber would part with some of it; but if he said that he had a debt of honour to pay then the robber would leave all the money and go away. Imagine such a house-breaker in England or America! The Japanese also have a high sense of chivalry. In the Russo-Japanese war when the Russians were defeated the Mikado almost shed tears thinking of the Czar of Russia! That was his sense of Chivalry.
  But these things perhaps belong to the past. It is a great pity that people who have carried such ideals into practice are losing them through contact with European civilisation. That is a great harm that European vulgarising has done to Japan. Now you find most people mercantile in their outlook and they will do anything for the sake of money.
  Nakashimas mother when she returned from America to Japan as is the custom with the Japanese was so horrified to see the present-day Japan that she went back to America! That the Japanese are not a spiritual race can be seen from the case of H, who was a great patriot and full of schemes for the future but at the same time did not like the modern trends of Japan. He used to say: My psychic being has become a traitor.
  Disciple: Have you read Noguchis letter to Tagore defending Japans aggression?
  I was thinking how some races have the sense of beauty in their very bones. Judging from what is left to us, it seems our people once had a keen sense of beauty. For example, take poetry, or Indian wood-carving which, I am afraid, is dying now. Greece and ancient Italy had the perception of beauty. The Japanese are a remarkable people even the poorest have got the aesthetic sense. If they produce ugly things, it is only for export to other countries. I am afraid the Japanese are losing that sense now because of the general vulgarisation. In Germany Hitler must have crushed all fine things out of existence German music, philosophy, etc. How can anything develop where there is no freedom? I hope Mussolini has kept some sense of art.
  Disciple: Tagores internationalism seems to have received a rude shock in China at the passing of the Japanese Exclusion Bill.
  Disciple: In Japan, is it the European form?
  Sri Aurobindo: The modern political consciousness of the national idea has come to Europe recently. It arose either by a slow growth as in England and Japan on account of their insular position more or less, or in response to outside pressure as with the French who got it after their conquest by the Britons. Practically, the French began to be a nation after the appearance of Joan of Arc. Up to that time England found always some allies among the French nobles. Italy got it not more than a century ago, and the Germans as late as the time of Bismarck.
  Sri Aurobindo: We in India take time to assimilate and put into life this new national idea of the West. Other Asiatic nations like the Japanese and the Turks have been able to catch it. There is a great difference between the Indian and the Japanese mind. The Japanese have got the mental discipline and capacity to organise. We in India have not that sort of ordered and practical mind. In Japan everyone lives for the Mikado and the Mikado is the symbol of the nation he embodies the spirit of the nation. Everyone is prepared to die for him. This we could never have in India; Japan was more feudal in its past than any other Asiatic nation.
  Disciple: It is written in a book that the Japanese have given up their own instruments and have taken to European music. Is it true?
  Disciple: I think Japanese instruments are also found in plenty you also find European instruments, orchestra etc. There are places where you find Japanese music and drama patronised and there are many people who like them very much.
  The talk then turned to the Theosophical Lodge started in Japan, which ceased functioning very soon after the founder had left Japan.
  Sri Aurobindo: Probably, even in the Lodge there were more foreigners than the Japanese
  Disciple: There were only two Japanese, one Dutch, one Pole and so on. The Japanese mind is not interested in these things philosophy, metaphysics etc.
  Sri Aurobindo: When the real man the true individual is brought out, then you can place him in contact with the past. At present information is forced into the childs brain. The child can very well gather it by himself if his mind is trained. Perfect liberty would be desirable for the child. I would not like any hard things to be brought into the childs experience. In Japan, it seems, the child is free when it is young and, as it grows and reaches the college, discipline tightens.
  Sri Aurobindo: No. The Japanese are more naturally disciplined. I mean they take to discipline very easily.
  Disciple: Is there any significance in Japan having earthquakes and fires?
  Disciple: Why is Japan selected for these things?
  Sri Aurobindo: They have been there the earthquakes etc. for twenty thousand years. They are not new. Japan is a country of wooden houses and a Japanese goes to sleep dressed so that he can jump out at the first sign of danger. The Japanese are accustomed to keep their most precious possessions at one place. So if there is fire or earthquake, he simply runs out with them and then builds the house over again.
  Sri Aurobindo: Formerly also there were such earthquakes but they were not so disastrous. Besides, electricity and waterworks and other such installations add to the danger. They have been trying to use reinforced concrete and they believe it may serve the purpose. The Japanese have reduced their infant mortality to the minimum. Moreover, they are a very hygienic people they are the cleanest people in the world.
  Disciple: But the radio and telephone are a great success in Japan and in Europe; one can listen to the best musicians for four to six hours.
  In the dining room are gathered all bathing and bathed in delight. Everyone is happy supremely happy in perfect ecstasy. Today there is an empire of Delight! O Artist! what a marvellous art! So much of delight for everyone of them! delight that fills each and overflows. At four oclock all gather at the usual place of sitting the verandah. All sit there full of hope in silence; one or two whisper to each other. The mind of the company is silently repeating, When will he come? May he come. It is four fifteen; the old familiar and yet new tick behind the door! Slowly a door opens: The Master steps out first behind him the Mother with white creamy san with broad red border. He sat in his usual broad Japanese chair. The Mother sat on the right side on a small stool.
  Mother: In China and Japan also no Buddhism is left. Only ceremonies remain. In Ceylon they say there is still some authentic Buddhism.
  Disciple: What do you think of the China-Japan war?
  Sri Aurobindo: I dont think much of either party. They are like six and half-a-dozen. Both too much materialistic. But if I had to choose; I would side with Japan. Japan at one time had an ideal. Their powers of self-sacrifice, patriotism, self-abnegation and silence are remarkable. They would never lose temper in front of anybody. If his honour is injured he would stab, but he must not lose self-control. They can work so silently and secretly that no one knew anything before the Russo-Japan war broke out, how they had prepared themselves. All on a sudden they broke out into war. They are Kshatriyas and their aesthetic sense is of course well known.
  But the European influence has spoiled all that. They are now very materialistic. Now how brutal they have become, which is thoroughly un-Japanese.
  Look at the Japanese soldier slapping the European officers, though they deserve it. The Japanese commander challenging Chiang-Kai-Sheik to come out in the open field. The Japanese men attacking their political leaders all this is unconceivable. This sort of swaggering is not at all Japanese. In old times, the Japanese, even while fighting, had perfect sympathy with those with whom they fought.
  Sri Aurobindo: Yes. They are the most organized and able soldiers in the world except the Japanese. But the Japanese are numerically less and financially poorer.
  Mother: Each one goes to the limit of his consciousness. I have met many persons in Europe, India and Japan practicing yoga under different masters. Each claimed that his realization was the highest, he was quite sure about it and also quite satisfied with his condition, and yet each one was standing at a different place in consciousness and saying that he has attained the highest.
  Mother: By what criterion? If you ask them they say it is something wonderful but cant be described by the mind. I was with Tagore in Japan. He claimed to have reached the peace of Nirvana and he was beaming with joy. I thought: here is a man who claims to have got the peace and reached Nirvana. Let us see. I asked him to meditate with me and I followed him in meditation and found that he had reached just behind the vital and the mind: a sort of emptiness. I waited and waited to see if he would go beyond; I wanted to follow him. But he would not go further. I found that he was supremely satisfied and believed that he had entered Nirvana.
  The Europeans are more taken up with the occult things. They either believe everything or nothing. That explains their attraction for Tibet, Bhutan and other places of occult atmosphere. Now-a-days stories and novels are being written with these themes. Japanese Zen Buddhism, and also Chinese Laotze have also attracted their attention.
  Disciple: A Japanese general predicts a hundred year war to civilize the world!
  Sri Aurobindo: The idea is first to drive out the European from Asia, but the Japanese will go about it silently without bragging.
  Disciple: Italy or Japan can come to help India.
  Sri Aurobindo: D used to say to Dr. Le Mongnac, It is impossible for me to fail because I am a God-man. He said to many people here that he is not afraid because he is Sri Aurobindos disciple. He got the power from the Mother and all agree that he is the one man who can do something if he wanted to. Mrs. R used to write: What has N come to at Pondicherry? He is writing to us do this and do that, and finds fault with our work. Of course, they were uarrelling in Japan also when they were there. They had different views on their work.
  Sri Aurobindo: That is very vague. Does he mean that the aeroplanes are not of sound material, or that the pilots are not well-trained? If he says only that much, that does not give any knowledge. In the fight between Russia and Japan in the frontier, the Japanese admitted that the Russian artillery was remarkable, it does not miss the mark but the infantry is not good; for when they got very good opportunity they did not take advantage of it. While the Japanese army is, perhaps, the best in the world. In spite of overwhelming numbers against them in China, they have been able to conquer Chang kai-shek trumpet, that he would defeat the Japanese in a very short time. They did not reply but at the end of each defeat the Japanese are further than before.
  Disciple: They say that the Japanese are not good in the air. They miss their aim many times.
  Sri Aurobindo: I do not know about that. A pilot requires at a time concentration on many points. The Japanese are good at concentrating on one thing at a time.
  Mother: She was full of compliments. She was much impressed with the tidiness, cleanliness., and the beauty in the Ashram. (Then addressing Sri Aurobindo she said) She is not much more than a tourist. She is going to Japan to study with Suzuki. She has much admiration for genius, probably because genius does not require finance.
  Disciple: No news except that Mahatma Gandhi advises the Japanese visitor Kagawa to include Shanti Niketan and Pondicherry in his itinerary, without seeing which his visit to India would be incomplete.
  Sri Aurobindo: Germany was like that at one time. Napoleon swept away half of the number and the last war swept off another half. Japan also had many princes but they voluntarily abdicated their power. The Japanese are not greedy for money. They can easily sacrifice if they find it is their duty to sacrifice of course, duty to the country.
  There are two types of features among the Japanese: one tall and with a long nose and fine aristocratic face, and another the Inune who came from Australia and Polynesia. It was the tall people with classical features that gave Samurai Culture to Japan. I met a Japanese painter at Tagores place he was of the first type what magnificent features! The other is the usual Mongolian type.
  Sri Aurobindo: Quite so. Whenever he has been in authority there has been trouble. Congress-split in Bengal came in his time. He is an intellectual without grasp of the realities. He talks of India exerting international influence! You are not even a nation and you talk of being international! You have to be first independent. Even in a small affair like the China-Japanese war, what you have been able to do is to send an ambulance unit.
  Disciple: Any neighboring countries can come and even distant countries like Japan cannot be ruled out; even Russia. But how is this problem to be solved?
  Sri Aurobindo: O yes, they know everything. Children are taught most wonderful details about the cities and even villages in England and France. They have got a school where they train future Governors of England. So far as organization is concerned there are only two people who cannot be surpassed: The Germans and the Japanese. In the last war they found maps in Germany of English villages in which the position of trees and houses were also indicated.
  It is the British Government that gives way to such pressure. Against Germany, Japan, Russia or even France that has no chance. Virawala a match for Gandhi. Vallabhbhais life attempted after Amreli and Rajkot.

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   The Jesuit, Paul Saufidius, who has written on the manners and customs
   of the Japanese, tells us a very remarkable story. A troop of Japanese
   pilgrims one day, as they were traversing a desert, saw coming toward
   of the human body. Soon they met the pilgrims, and mingled with them,
   gliding silently between their ranks. Then the Japanese saw themselves
   double, each phantom having become the perfect image and, as it were,
   the mirage of each pilgrim. The Japanese were afraid, and prostrated
   themselves, and the bonze who was conducting them began to pray for

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  Language-use is an intrinsic characteristic of Homo Sapiens, and the structure of language itself appears
  biologically grounded. Nonetheless, human languages differ. A native Japanese speaker cannot understand
  a native French speaker, although it might be evident to both that the other is using language. It is possible
  that our news media should employ the royal metaphor so incessantly in telling us about what France or
  Japan or Mexico is doing, as though they were individual beings. But the same figure was used in my
  younger days, to my own great annoyance, to boost the prestige of dictators: Hitler is building roads
  unexpected even to the rapid and catastrophic unexpected even to transform such change into
  something positively beneficial (consider, for the example, the post-war Japanese). The relationship
  occasion, in the particular, by devouring of the victim the planned humiliation and rape of thousands of
  Muslim women in Yugoslavia, the holocaust of the Nazis, the carnage perpetrated by the Japanese in
  mainland China such events are not attributable to human kinship with the animal, the innocent animal, or

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  NIRODBARAN: Southern.
  THE MOTHER: In China and Japan too no real Buddhism is foundonly ceremonies. In Ceylon, they say, there is still some authentic Buddhism.
  NIRODBARAN: Also in Burma nothing authentic remains, I am told, but the
  SRI AUROBINDO: I didn't care for that.
  NIRODBARAN: What do you think of the Sino-Japanese War?
  SRI AUROBINDO: I don't think much of either party. They are six of one and
  half-dozen of the other. Both too materialistic. But if I were to choose, I
  would side with Japan, for Japan at one time had an ideal. The power of the
  Japanese for self-sacrifice, patriotism, self-abnegation and silence was remarkable. They would never lose their temper in front of anybody, though
  perhaps they might stab afterwards. They could work so silently and secretly
  that no one knew anything before the Russo-Japanese War broke out. All of
  a sudden it broke out. The Japanese are Kshatriyas, and their aesthetic sense
  is of course well known. But European influence has spoiled all that, and see
  now how brutal they have becomea thoroughly un-Japanese thing. For23
  merly they could look upon their opponents with sympathy. Look at. Japanese sentries boxing European officers. Not that the latter don't deserve it.
  Look also at the Japanese commander challenging Chiang-Kai-Shek to
  come out into the open field. This sort of bragging is not at all truly Japanese.
  NIRODBARAN: But, without brutalities like the killing of innocent citizens,
  won't it be difficult for them to win the war?
  SRI AUROBINDO: God knows! The Japanese are such fine warriors, such a patriotic and self-sacrificing nation, that one would believe the contrary. But
  they are doing these things probably because of two supposed reasons: first,
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, they were the most organised and the ablest soldiers in
  the world, except for the Japanese. But the Japanese are numerically fewer
  and financially poorer. The Germans, even with their great soldierly qualities, could not throw up any remarkable military genius like Foche. If Foche
  THE MOTHER: Each goes to the limit of his own consciousness. I have met
  any number of people in Europe, India and Japan practising Yoga under different masters. Each claimed that his realisation was the highest. He was
  quite sure about it and quite satisfied with his condition and yet each was
  something wonderful but can't be described by the mind. I met Tagore in
  Japan. He claimed to have reached the peace of Nirvana and he was beaming with joy about it. I thought, "Here is a man who claims to have found
  peace and reached Nirvana. Let us see." I asked him to meditate with me. I
  SRI AUROBINDO: Quite true.
  PURANI: The Japanese, Jean Herbert says, are also like that. Generally they
  are only polite and formal, but once you can make a friendship they are very
  one case they may kill you and in the other kill themselves at your door. If a
  Japanese killed himself at an Englishman's door, it would be impossible for
  the Englishman to live there any more. If a robber entered a Japanese house
  and the householder told him that he required some money, the robber
  and go away. Imagine such a housebreaker in England or America!
  The Japanese have a high sense of chivalry too. In the Russo Japanese
  War, when the Russians were defeated the Mikado almost shed tears thinking of the Czar. That was a true sense of chivalry.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Ah, self-control is not enough for Yoga. The Japanese are
  more an ethical than a spiritual race. Their ethical rules are extremely difficult to follow.
  who have carried such ideals into practice are losing them through contact
  with European civilisation. That is the great harm which European vulgarisation has done to Japan. Now you find most people mercantile in their outlook: they will do anything for the sake of money.
  Naka's mother, when she returned from America to Japan, as is the custom with the Japanese, was so horrified to see the present day Japan that she
  at once went back.
  That the Japanese are not a distinctly spiritual race can be shown from
  an example. Hirasawa, a friend of Richard's and the Mother's, was a great
  patriot but he did not like the modern tendencies of Japan; so he used to say,
  "My soul has become a traitor."
  PURANI: Have you read Noguchi's letters to Tagore defending Japan's aggression?
  SRI AUROBINDO: No; but there are always two sides to a question. I don't believe in fanatical shouts against imperialism. Conquests of that sort were at
  SRI AUROBINDO: Is that a woman?
  NIRODBARAN: Yes. She has written a novel about Japan also, where she attributes to Japanese Jiu-jitsu some mystic power and makes it a symbol of it.
  SRI AUROBINDO: I thought that Japanese spirituality is in the Japanese religion
  which is called Zen Buddhism. There the disciples have to bear blows from
  SRI AUROBINDO: He was an idealist, at any rate.
  Then there was talk about Japan. Purani referred to the resignation of all
  the Japanese Ministers and related some general's declaration about a hundred years' war.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Oh, yesto make the world civilised and to drive all the Europeans out of Asia! But it is very unusual for the Japanese to talk as this
  general has done. They never speak of anything beforehand. They get everything ready and act.
  to hold India any more.
  NIRODBARAN: But that power itself or else some other like Japan can come
  and capture her again.
  But it wouldn't be safe at present to depend on outside help. When the
  Mother once asked a Japanese friend of hers whether Japan's navy would
  help India in case of war, he replied, "Don't trust Japan. If she once gets in, it
  will be hard to get her out."
  say modern Europe is beautiful. In fact, it is ugly. What can be said of ancient Greece can be said also of ancient India. She had beauty, which she has
  since lost. The Japanese are the only race that can be said to have preserved
  beauty in their life. But now even they are fast losing it under European influence.
  R writes, "What has Nakas come to? He is writing to us, 'Do this, do that'
  and keeps finding fault with us in our work." Of course, they were quarrelling in Japan too.
  says, he doesn't give any information.
  In the war between Russia and Japan, the Japanese admitted that the
  Russian artillery was remarkable: it didn't miss the mark; but the infantry
  was not so good, for when they got a good opportunity they failed to take
  advantage of it. On the other hand, the Japanese army is perhaps the best in
  have been able to conquer. Chiang Kai-shek had trumpeted that he would
  defeat the Japanese in a very short time. They didn't give any reply, but at
  the end of each such defeat we find them farther advanced in China than before.
  PURANI: They say the Japanese are not good in the air. They missed their targets many times.
  SRI AUROBINDO: I don't know about that. The Japanese are good at concentrating on one thing at a time, but aeronautic requires concentration on many
  points at once.
  once a keen perception of beauty. For example, take pottery or Indian woodcarving which, I am afraid, is dying out now. Greece and ancient Italy had a
  wonderful sense of beauty. Japan, you know, is remarkable. Even the poorest
  people have that sense. If the Japanese produce anything ugly, they export it
  to other countries! But I am afraid they are losing their aesthetic sense because of the general vulgarisation. By the way, the Chinese and the Japanese
  originally got their artistic impulse from India. Their Buddhist images have
  SATYENDRA: It is said that Buddha turned back from the gate Nirvana.
  SRI AUROBINDO: I thought it was Amitabha Buddha who refused to enter Nirvana. He is venerated very deeply in Japan. Modern European scholars are
  now trying to prove that Budddha's life-story was a later invention.
  But to find the true Dalai Lama is not easy at all. You know about the various signs by which he has to be recognised?
  SATYENDRA: Is Zen Buddhism alive in Japan?
  SRI AUROBINDO: Oh yes. Lady Batesman is going there to study it. The Zen
  SRI AUROBINDO: Germany was like that at one time. Napoleon swept away
  one half and Hitler the other halfnot Hitler exactly but the post-war period. Japan also had the same thing, but the princes voluntarily abdicated
  their powers and titles for the sake of dutyduty to their country.
  NIRODBARAN: How far back in history do the Japanese rulers go?
  SRI AUROBINDO: The Mikado claims to be a descendant of the Goddess of the
  sun. The Mikado named Magi used to believe that and feel that the inspiration above was doing whatever was necessary.
  There are two types of men in Japan. One is tall, with a long nose and
  finely cut aristocratic face. It was they who gave the Samurai culture to
  Japan. I met at Tagore's place one of this type: he had magnificent features.
  The second type is the usual Mongol type. They haven't a particularly handsome face.
  Have you seen Roosevelt's statement? The French paper reports that it
  has not appeared in the English papers. Roosevelt has said that if the dictators become too powerful in Europe and Japan in Asia it will be the end of
  America. She will be attacked from both the Atlantic and the Pacific. They
  NIRODBARAN: But in landscapes do you know any artist who has done it?
  SRI AUROBINDO: In Japanese drawings of flowers and landscapes, there is
  some expression of the Reality.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, the Times is their official organ.
  PURANI: There is a reason too. It seems Russia and Japan are trying to come
  to a settlement. In that case they may have designs on India. Even if the

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  prohibited without permission.
  NIRODBARAN: England has made a three-month agreement with Japan regarding the Burma route. But China may not be affected much.
  SRI AUROBINDO: It will be affected considerably.
  SATYENDRA: The Japanese radio has been declaring that England must
  concede the demands. Otherwise they will have to take the necessary steps.
  SRI AUROBINDO: England can't deal with anything else now except
  Hitler. She can't deal with Japan or Russia.
  SATYENDRA: Churchill saw long ago the necessity of alliance with Russia
  to engage it, so that it may not go elsewhere. If there were actual engagements, there wouldn't be any Italian navy left to keep the British navy engaged. Italy knows this very well.
  NIRODBARAN: Britain seems to be mediating between Japan and China.
  SRI AUROBINDO: That is what the Governor of Malaya says. If true, he
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes. She has no claim to make in China.
  PURANI: It seems according to N.S.N. that on 27th May the Japanese Army
  was routed by the Chinese.
  PURANI: Yes.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Can't be believed! The Japanese claim that only eighty
  thousand Japanese have been killed so far, while the Chinese make it out to
  be half a million. Evidently neither number is true. Even if the Chinese estimate is true, it doesn't seem to make any difference to the war, and the Chinese are nowhere near driving out the Japanese. War is still going on. The
  Chinese are braggarts and the Japanese follow a silent policy till the whole
  thing is done.
  PURANI: After the resignation of the Japanese Cabinet, it is probable that
  Prince Konoye will be the Premier. He doesn't know what will be the policy,
  Fascist or otherwise. If Fascist, the Japanese may line up with the Axis.
  SRI AUROBINDO: If they do that, they will be bound to the Axis and later
  on Italy and Germany may want to enter in the East, which the Japanese
  won't like and which is against their policy. Japan's aim is to turn all the Europeans out of Asia. So if she joins the Axis it will be only to suit her present
  position and purpose.
  (After a while) I don't want the Japanese to go down in the fight against
  the Chinese because they may be needed as a counter-balance against Germany or Russia when, in case England goes down, they try to come to Asia.
  That is the only chance for India. While they fight each other, India can prepare herself, provided people like Jinnah and Bose are not there.
  NIRODBARAN: But if England goes down, Japan may herself grab India.
  SRI AUROBINDO: She may. But out of the three evils, she may be the best
  and I don't think she will annex India. She may start some Government as in
  Manchuria. The Chinese can't be relied on to fight against Russia or Germany. Everyone knows that Italy has her eye on Asia Minor and that Germany wants to get into Baghdad. Japan won't like that. She won't like the
  "barbarians" taking possession of Asia.
  NIRODBARAN: Franco has declared his rights over Gibraltar.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, this is the first time he has spoken about it publicly. (Then addressing Purani) You have seen some Japanese commercial
  man's proposal?
  trade purpose. He is said to be an important man. He says Germany and Italy
  should make an axis with Japan. They will be exhausted after the war and
  lose all spring for action. Japan and these countries may help one another by
  trade agreements between East and West. Here the implication seems to be
  that Japan would represent the East and that the whole East would be left
  under Japanese influence.
  After some time Purani brought in the subject of art.
  Asia and then to India.
  SATYENDRA: Russia may not like Japan's collaboration with the Axis.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Privately she won't. Japan wants to make a non-aggression pact with Russia as Germany did. But she has nothing to offer Russia
  while Germany gave Russia a free hand in the Baltic and half of Poland.
  force to Europe.
  SATYENDRA: Now Japan is also threatening her.
  SRI AUROBINDO: America has her navy to deal with Japan. Hitler had a
  navy, then after defeating England he would have gone straight for America.
  NIRODBARAN: This arrest of a well-known Englishman in Japan on an espionage charge looks fishy.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Very fishy. The Japanese are showing themselves as
  masters and want others to submit. For espionage the British give regular
  could he get through the resistance of the gendarmes? As Mother said, the
  Japanese themselves may have got rid of him to cover up some crime of
  their own.
  SRI AUROBINDO: No, the manner of death is not convincing. The Japanese are becoming bullies now. It is the new spirit of the Nazis and Fascists
  they have got from the West.
  SRI AUROBINDO: No, not a high-class Englishman. The English and
  Americans are very haughty and disdainful; they haven't understood the Japanese as, for instance, people like Lafcadio Hearn did. And they are now
  being paid back.
  other Powers except the French treat their subject races alike.
  NIRODBARAN: But just when England is involved Japan is taking these
  SRI AUROBINDO: Our condition will be worse, even worse than under
  Germany. But Russia will have to face Japan before Stalin comes to India. It
  is Japan's firm, age long aim to drive out all Europeans from Asia. She considers herself as holding and guarding the destiny of Asia. This aim is
  stronger than her own imperialism.
  NIRODBARAN: Japan has already given a hint of her aimshe wants to
  link China, Indo-China and the Dutch East Indies.
  PURANI: Yes, she won't mind taking European help for her purpose.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Only the Japanese have lost their clear mind and high
  vision by Western contact, and their soldiers also are not what they were.
  NIRODBARAN: The Western races know Japan's aim very well and they
  call it the yellow peril.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, and theirs is the white peril, which Japan knows.
  Poland made many mistakes, but wasn't Czechoslovakia absolutely blameless?
  SATYENDRA: Japan has now openly declared her aim and policy toward
  Indo-China, the Dutch East Indies and the South Sea Islands.
  5 AUGUST 1940
  PURANI: I was reading Okakura's book on Japan. He says that even if the
  Japanese have to be Westernised to protect their independence, they will go
  to that length.
  PURANI: Champaklal was showing different poses of standing.
  The British have started arresting the Japanese.
  SRI AUROBINDO (laughing): Yes, and they say it is not retaliation. Extraordinary coincidences, I suppose.
  SATYENDRA: China is also threatening Indo-China!
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, in case they allow Japan to use any ports.
  PURANI: It seems Italy has launched an attack against British Somaliland
  Ashram. He ought to have known about Bose's activities and the consequences of his visit.
  NIRODBARAN: Japan is concentrating her navy towards Indo-China.
  SRI AUROBINDO: No, not concentrating, that doesn't matter. Japan is
  heading towards Indo-China.
  NIRODBARAN: Wants to swallow it, perhaps. Being a little hasty.
  SRI AUROBINDO: How? On the contrary this is the time, when other nations are engaged elsewhere. The only thing is that the Japanese are very involved in China. Don't know how effective this move will be.
  The Ptain Government has acceded to Japan's demand for naval military
  bases in Indo-China; at first it was reported they would resist.
  PURANI: Yes. Besides, the Chinese have announced that they will resist
  Japan's claim. So they can combine.
  NIRODBARAN: Japan is following the Russian policy. First base, then government.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, change of government by the Left and then "you".
  11 AUGUST 1940
  PURANI: It seems that behind Japan's demand for naval military bases in
  Indo-China, there must be Hitler's pressure on the Ptain Government to accede to the Japanese demand.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Quite possible.
  PURANI: Hitler may want the Japanese to act as a check against the British
  and keep them engaged in the East while he carries the invasion.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Perhaps. Japan is still talking only of Indo-China, the
  East Indies and the South Sea Isles and not talking furtherr than that. But she
  may start an attack on Singapore after settling in those places. In that way
  the Japanese are a remarkable people. To them the first thing comes first;
  they can wait for the next. Once their scheme is fixed, they can wait for
  years to carry it out, and when the right moment comes they strike. Japan's
  influence in the East is, of course, good for us. It will serve as a counterpoise
  adopt a pro-Fascist policy by lining up with Germany. That means the whole
  of the Far East for Japan. There was no confirmation of that news.
  PURANI: Everybody is becoming pro-German now. The result of the
  PURANI: We would like to see how he does it....
  The Ptain Government has again declared its intention to resist a Japanese
  move in Indo-China.
  SRI AUROBINDO (laughing): Yes, they are adopting a see-saw policy.
  First they started hobnobbing with Japan, then tried to be fraternal, then tried
  to be friendly with China, turned again towards Japan and now combine
  against her. If the news is true, it means that Hitler doesn't want Japan to be
  master of the East.
  France doesn't listen, Siam will renounce the non-aggression pact!
  PURANI: It must be the Japanese pressure behind.
  in the warm climate.
  Japan seems to have toned down. It must be due to the Anglo-American
  alliance regarding the Singapore naval base.
  without declaring war, alliance without calling it alliance.
  SATYENDRA: What has happened to Japan's ultimatum?
  SRI AUROBINDO: Modified. If this alliance takes place, it will be dangerous for Japan; for Singapore is a strong naval fortress, but at present the
  British have only a few ships there. An alliance with America will bring in
  India's war effort.
  In the recent military pact Japan has been given the right to be the leader
  of Asia.
  and Palestine?
  PURANI: I don't see what the pact means or how Japan is going to profit by
  28 SEPTEMBER 1940
  SRI AUROBINDO (after inquiring whether there was any further news regarding the three-Power pact and whether Japan was declared the leader
  of Asia or the Far East): Not that it makes any difference.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Italy has an eye on Palestine and Hitler wants Baghdad.
  How can Japan be allowed the whole of Asia then?
  NIRODBARAN: Russia left out of the picture?
  be in case some other party comes in later. He means Congress! It is like the
  Berlin-Japan pactby some other power they mean the U.S.A.
  SATYENDRA: Jinnah has realised that the Viceroy doesn't want to part with
  PURANI: America and Russia will check Japan in her imperialist policy in
  the East.
  9 OCTOBER 1940
  PURANI: It seems America's war with Japan is inevitable.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Not likely.
  PURANI; And Prussia also will have two portsthe Balkans and Japan.
  SATYENDRA: Japan won't go to war.
  SRI AUROBINDO: None of them is willing unless they are obliged to.
  on two fronts while England can hardly spare her troops.
  PURANI: Japan is trying to be original: she says she wants peace with
  America. The three-Power pact is not against America! (Laughter)
  SRI AUROBINDO: I don't see how Japan can fight England and America
  when all her war supplies come from them. That is also why Spain can't join
  In that case how are you going to awaken the national sentiment?
  DR. RAO: Even if Hitler wins, there is Japan who will resist him in the East.
  SRI AUROBINDO: But is Japan powerful enough to do that? It is true that
  Japan wants to drive out all Europeans from Asia. She can have enough
  power for that only if she is master of the Far East including China.
  will regret that nobody accepted it.
  PURANI: Japan declares she will help the Axis in case of reverses.
  SRI AUROBINDO: By telegrams?
  This Japan-China war seems to be interminable; each claims big successes and yet it comes to nothing. The same with the other war.
  PURANI: Yes, only air raids!
  SRI AUROBINDO: That is what all suspect. But what will be the value of
  any such pact if England is defeated? Then Italy, Germany and Japan will all
  turn on Russia.
  personality that America has turned her sympathies towards Britain.
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, but also helped by the misdeeds of Japan and
  Hitler. (Laughter) Churchill is the second great man given by his family to
  SATYENDRA: In such circumstances, people become fatalists.
  SRI AUROBINDO: It is like the Japanese. In Japan there is a fire every
  week, a typhoon each fortnight and an earthquake every month. Mother said
  and Italy, cede Alsace-Lorraine to Germany, Morocco to Spain, Indo-China
  to Japan, surrender air and navy to the Axis and have France declare war
  against England.
  SRI AUROBINDO: They must have got some private information. Even if
  there is a chance, Japan won't say anything. They will simply make arrests.
  But the old Japan during the Magi regime would have said something.
  DR. MANILAL: You have yourself given the name Ananda to peopleto
  that Japanese.1
  SRI AUROBINDO: Yes, I gave him the name but not Sannyasa. (Laughter)
  DR. MANILAL: What really is the Inconscient, Sir?
  SRI AUROBINDO: Absence of consciousness. (Laughter) The world is inconscient. Consciousness grows in it but along with its development the Inconscient also remains, like a crust, so that the development is always lim[1] Sundaranandathe name given to the Japanese architect of Golconde, George

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  creating character-types is also shared by both: in the classical form of
  tragedy, whether Greek, Indian, or Japanese, characterization is often
  achieved by standardized masks; in the comedy, down to Moliere,
  Such mechanical virtuosity has probably reached its highest devel-
  opment in the Japanese arts inspired by Zen Buddhism: swordsmanship,
  archery, Judo, calligraphic painting. The method to reach perfection
  its freshness, he must turn to something new: experimental theatre,
  avant-garde films, or Japanese KabuH, perhaps; novel experiences
  which compel him to strain his imagination, in order to make sense of
  composition obeyed the grammar of harmony and balance; the
  Egyptian painter saw in stereotyped cliches; so does the Japanese Zen
   and created that wonderful hybrid, the Renaissance style. And so it
  goes on to Chinese Chippendale, the impact of Japanese colour-
  prints on Manet and Degas, and of primitive African sculpture on the
  The Japanese have a word for it: shibuyu The colour-scheme of a
  kimono so discreet, subdued, and apparently dull that there seems to be
  misinterpreted as lack of spontaneity or a tendency towards modera-
  tion. Sesshu, perhaps the greatest of Japanese painters (a contemporary
  of Leonardo's), was a master of the leaving-out technique; yet he used
  at the moment only in its timbre, not in the melody played on it
  (which, in the case of a Japanese koto or samisen, would be above my
  head anyway). As I am listening, the mathematical relations between
  28, Quoted by Hadamard, p. 94. 29, Roman Jakobson, quoted by Hadamard,
  p. 97. 30, Seelig (1954), p. 71. 31, Ibid. 32, Sidney Hook, Consciousness in Japan*,
  Commentary, New York, Jan. 1959. 33, Whyte, L. L. (1962), p. 41. 34, Tractatus,
  Suzuki, D. T., Zen and Japanese Culture. London: Luzac, 1959.

The_Coming_Race_Contents, #The Coming Race, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  Hindus would always see one of their gods, the Europeans
  one of theirs, the Japanese a third variety and so on. This
  may be an addition of each one's own mental formation,
  pening today on a much greater scale and more intensely
  perhaps. At one time Japan was educating herself on
  the American pattern; now that America has conquered
  Japan physically, she is being conquered by the spirit
  of Japan; even in objects manufactured in America,
  you notice the Japanese influence in some way or other.
  only a single line or track: it must be somewhat like a
  Japanese fan opening out full circle in all directions.

the_Eternal_Wisdom, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  22) Wisdom is like unto a beacon set on high, which radiates its light even in the darkest night. ~ Buddhist Meditations from the Japanese
  15) He who contemplates the supreme Truth, contemplates the perfect Essence; only the vision of the spirit can see this nature of ineffable perfection. ~ Buddhist Mediations from the Japanese
  The Unknowable Divine View Similar The Divine Becoming
  15) He who contemplates the supreme Truth, contemplates the perfect Essence; only the vision of the spirit can see this nature of ineffable perfection. ~ Buddhist Mediations from the Japanese
  The Unknowable Divine View Similar The Divine Becoming
  28) An attentive scrutiny of thy being will reveal to thee that it is one with the very essence of absolute perfection. ~ Buddhist Writings in the Japanese

The_Golden_Bough, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  witnesses in the past: we may yet live to see a similar outburst in
  Japan. Nor, to remount the stream of history to its sources, is it
  an accident that all the first great strides towards civilisation
  sacrifice a black ox for rain and a white one for fine weather.
  Among the high mountains of Japan there is a district in which, if
  rain has not fallen for a long time, a party of villagers goes in
  heaven from the supernatural being who has, so to say, cut them off
  at the main. In a Japanese village, when the guardian divinity had
  long been deaf to the peasants' prayers for rain, they at last threw
  is wanted, the rajah fetches water from a spring below and sprinkles
  it on the stone. At Sagami in Japan there is a stone which draws
  down rain whenever water is poured on it. When the Wakondyo, a tribe
  chariot was meant to imitate thunder; we have already seen that mock
  thunder and lightning form part of a rain-charm in Russia and Japan.
  The legendary Salmoneus, King of Elis, made mock thunder by dragging
  agriculture, and living under a government which Humboldt has
  compared to the theocracies of Tibet and Japan. These were the
  Chibchas, Muyscas, or Mozcas, divided into two kingdoms, with
  durian-tree being unclimbable), "Yes, I will now bear fruit; I beg
  of you not to fell me." So in Japan to make trees bear fruit two men
  go into an orchard. One of them climbs up a tree and the other
  closely resembles a well-known type of folk-tale, of which versions
  have been found from Japan and Annam in the East to Senegambia,
  Scandinavia, and Scotland in the West. The story varies in details
  class of monarchs the Mikado or Dairi, the spiritual emperor of
  Japan, is or rather used to be a typical example. He is an
  incarnation of the sun goddess, the deity who rules the universe,
  "manifest or incarnate deity," and he claims a general authority
  over the gods of Japan. For example, in an official decree of the
  year 646 the emperor is described as "the incarnate god who governs
  the New World, at the date of the Spanish conquest, there were found
  hierarchies or theocracies like those of Japan; in particular, the
  high pontiff of the Zapotecs appears to have presented a close
  Wherever, as in Japan and West Africa, it is supposed that the order
  of nature, and even the existence of the world, is bound up with the
  The Mikados of Japan seem early to have resorted to the expedient of
  transferring the honours and burdens of supreme power to their
  Siberia and the Todas of Southern India; the Mongols of Tartary and
  the Tuaregs of the Sahara; the Ainos of Japan and the Akamba and
  Nandi of Eastern Africa; the Tinguianes of the Philippines and the
  The Aino or Ainu of Japan are said to distinguish various kinds of
  millet as male and female respectively, and these kinds, taken
  bear-sacrifice offered by the Aino or Ainu, a primitive people who
  are found in the Japanese island of Yezo or Yesso, as well as in
  Saghalien and the southern of the Kurile Islands. It is not quite
  Perhaps the first published account of the bear-feast of the Aino is
  one which was given to the world by a Japanese writer in 1652. It
  has been translated into French and runs thus: "When they find a
  taste, and is good for nothing if the bear has been killed in
  summer. This butchery begins in the first Japanese month. For this
  purpose they put the animal's head between two long poles, which are
  of noblemen, and if he lighted anywhere they laid rich tapestry for
  him to walk upon. For the Mikado of Japan to touch the ground with
  his foot was a shameful degradation; indeed, in the sixteenth
  whom the earth was not worthy to hold, nor the sun to shine upon."
  The Japanese would not allow that the Mikado should expose his
  sacred person to the open air, and the sun was not thought worthy to
  wonderful medicinal properties of mistletoe we may compare the
  similar beliefs of the modern Aino of Japan. We read that they,
  "like many nations of the Northern origin, hold the mistletoe in

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