Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hyakuhachi Bonnou: The 108 worldly desires

JOYA NO KANE is a bell that is struck 108 times at Temples in Japan on the night of New Year’s Eve. 108 is the number of worldly desires which a person said to have. Each strike removes one desire … Continue reading

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Wagan-aigo 和顔愛語

Wagan-aigo is the person who always smiles and speaks of the world with their heart full of love. Wagan-aigo is a word that comes from Buddhist manuscripts and texts. Wagan-aigo is a word that carries a positive and bright aura. … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu said, ”Jozen wa mizu no gotoshi”

Lao—Tzu said the highest excellence is like water. It means to learn from the habit of water which does not prefer high places, that is, to be humble at all times as water flows down to a lower place. He … Continue reading

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