Friday, November 26, 2010

空 (ku) in Buddism

Character " 空 " reads " sora" , " kara " or " ku ".

If we read 空 " sora ", it means sky, If reading " kara ", meands empty.

" ku " have both meaning.

BUT in Buddism, 空 " ku " is very different meaning.


All lives and materials change variously.

For example,

H2O has three stage, vaper,water and ice in response to tempareture.


There are changes according to time,

Birth,growth, prosperity, declining and death.

空 (ku) is not nothing exists.

空 (ku) is that all things on the earth is variable.

In other words, there is nothing continues to exist on same condition eternally.

That is 空 (ku).

the trace of transformation-example of 空

Thursday, November 18, 2010

About Japanese

As you can see,

There have beenTanka and Haiku , kinds of poem in Japan  from ancient period..

The form of  Tanka has 5characters, 7characters, 5characters (upper part)

and 7characers, 7characters( lower part).

Haiku has more short form, 5characters, 7characters, 5characters only.

We express deep thinking, nuance or imagination by the less words.

So, to understand the meaning of words exactly in Japanese, we need to be able to imagine the meaning of

the space between words.

The less words, the better...

We who are Japanese feel beauty and have a pride in less words.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The difference from Japanese and English 2

I don't know the reason

But VERB is next to subject in English

and VERB is last in Japanese.

In English , conclusion is clear.

In Japanese , conclusion is imaginative.

We don't express  all of what to say

and imagine the mean hidden between sentenses.

That culture makes other country peple difficult to understand Japan and Japanese.

I think ...

When I who have been using Japanese study English ,

What I felt difficult is to express as clearly as possible.

I am training now...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The difference from Japanese and English

The structure of Japanese is very different from that of English.

exm. 1
  I    gave    you    a present.
subject      verb           object 1                 object 2

The order of words is  S + V + O + O in English.

On the other hand, in Japanese

The last word is " gave " and the order of other words are changeable.

I    you    a present    gave.
I    a present    you    gave.

You    a present    I    gave.
You    I    a present    gave.

A present    you    I    gave.
A present    I    you    gave.

All is O.K. Besides, the subject " I " is occasionally omitted.
 I suppose the difference of  Japanese and English is due to that of
history of nation, culture and so on.
Japan is originally almost uni-racial nation.( strictly speaking, is not so.)
Since Japanese has been used to communicate with people who have the same
culture or background, omittion or change of words  haven't had difficulty with communication.
I guess so.


a present→プレゼントを
gave→あげた or  与えた
                         ageta                                ataeta

watasi-wa     anata-ni                     present-wo                     ageta


Monday, November 1, 2010

Let's look at a globe !!


Nouth America




South America
The globe has various countries in the world.
Besides, there are difference between them.
Religion, Politics,Economy, Culture, History...
very difference.
But can we recognize the difference rightly and objectively ?
People have patriotism to their country , that is natural.
What does people  who lives in other country think about ?
For our happy life and peaceful world, it is very important to know that.
Looking at a globe from various angles, I noticed the diffference of perspective.
So,I thought people recognize the world personally and see another world respectively.
Sometimes we should watch a globe and remember the difference from my
point of view.