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A book by an American scholar of Japanese literature briefly discusses one of the anecdotes of The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko, a classic which dates back to the fourteenth century. The scholar, Linda Chance, offers the following translation: A priest of the Ninnaji, regretting that he had not paid his respects at Iwashimizu [a Shinto shrine […]

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One of my (and perhaps many others’) favorite texts is the following translation by Chu Ch’an from The Sutra of 42 Sections: The Buddha said: “There are twenty things that are hard for human beings: “It is hard to practice charity when one is poor. “It is hard to study the Way when occupying a position […]

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Philip Guston, "Aggressor," 1978, private collection

One of my (and perhaps many others’) favorite texts is the following translation by Chu Ch’an from The Sutra of 42 Sections: The Buddha said: “There are twenty things that are hard for human beings: “It is hard to practice charity when one is poor. “It is hard to study the Way when occupying a position […]

October 15, 2018

The paintings are alive through its creativity. For decades, its application is firmly rooted among the people. A great blog has been written about some historical paintings. I'm incredibly interested to read it fully. Thank you.

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One of my (and perhaps many others’) favorite texts is the following translation by Chu Ch’an from The Sutra of 42 Sections: The Buddha said: “There are twenty things that are hard for human beings: “It is hard to practice charity when one is poor. “It is hard to study the Way when occupying a position […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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One of my (and perhaps many others’) favorite texts is the following translation by Chu Ch’an from The Sutra of 42 Sections: The Buddha said: “There are twenty things that are hard for human beings: “It is hard to practice charity when one is poor. “It is hard to study the Way when occupying a position […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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