Monthly Archives: December 2012

bad judgment

Walmart in Columbus Ohio. The elder was left in the car. Her family were in the process of moving and had all the silverware and kitchen stuff in the car, she cut herself out of the seatbelt because she didn’t … Continue reading

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Professor Yamashita Goes to Washington

Journal of Combative Sport, Oct 2000 By Joseph R. Svinth A slightly different version of this article appeared in Aikido Journal, 25:2 (1998). Copyright © 2000 Joseph R. Svinth. All rights reserved. What if we made our judo known abroad? … Continue reading

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樸 (radical 75 木+12, 16 strokes, cangjie input 木廿金人 (DTCO), four-corner 42934)simple, honestplainrough On: ぼく (boku), はく (haku), ほく (hoku)Kun: きじ (kiji), あらき (araki), すなお (sunao) The Three Treasures or Three Jewels (Chinese: 三寶; pinyin: sānbǎo; Wade–Giles: san-pao) are basic … Continue reading

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道德經

The Tao Te Ching, Daodejing, or Dao De Jing (道德經: 道 dào “way”; 德 dé “virtue”; 經 jīng “classic” or “book”) also simply referred to as the Laozi,  is a Chinese classic text. According to tradition, it was written around the … Continue reading

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Sentient beings

Sentient beings is a technical term in Buddhist discourse. Broadly speaking, it denotes beings with consciousness or sentience or, in some contexts, life itself.[1] Specifically, it denotes the presence of the five aggregates, or skandhas.[2] While distinctions in usage and … Continue reading

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Ezra Taft Benson

Ezra Taft Benson (August 4, 1899 – May 30, 1994) was an American farmer and religious leader, serving as the thirteenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1985 until his death and was United States Secretary of Agriculture for both terms … Continue reading

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Only You

Only You. How can I forget you When memories come and go You’re all I’ve ever wanted You’re all I’ve ever known Can I be happy Living with your ghost? The pictures tell the story I took them off the … Continue reading

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Only in America

Jill Filipovic guardian.co.uk, Friday 21 December 2012 15.00 GMT “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” That line of defense from gun proponents comes up again and again in the wake of mass shootings, like last week’s at Sandy Hook elementary … Continue reading

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自然

自然 (な-na declension, hiragana しぜん, romaji shizen)naturalspontaneous ziran, ( Chinese: “spontaneity,” or “naturalness”; literally, “self-so-ing,” or “so of itself”)  Wade-Giles romanization  tzu-jan ,  in Chinese philosophy, and particularly among the 4th- and 3rd-century bce philosophers of early Daoism (daojia), the natural state of the … Continue reading

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爲無爲

Action and inaction; active and passive; dynamic and static; things and phenomena in general are 有爲; nirvāṇa quiescence, the void, etc., are 無爲. Wu wei(Chinese 無爲 ; a variant and derivatives: traditional Chinese 無為 simplified Chinese 无为 pinyin wú wéi … Continue reading

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