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For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
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    Hi... "L'homme le plus heureux est celui qui fait le bonheur d'un plus grand nombre d'autres."

    Diderot

    I don't think I need to translate that... right?

     

    killing two birds with one stone
    and
    棚から牡丹餅 in Japanese.
    棚= shelf
    牡丹餅= steamed bean-jam bun made of rice cake.
    That means , by accident and fortunately , you could find steamed bean-jam bun made of rice cake from shelf :))
    That means "windfall" ,"pennies from heaven"

    Just click onto my profile and you'll see it at "My status". That's one of my favourite quote in English.

    "What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger"

    "carpe diem" is always my favorite

    "out here, you either make dust or follow some one who does"

    cowboy...

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    시작이 반이다(Sijagi banida)
    In Korean, "When you start it, it's half done."

     

    Life at each moment encompasses both body and spirit and both self and environment of all sentient beings in every condition of life, as well as insentient beings -- plants, sky and earth, on down to the most minute particles of dust. Life at each moment permeates the universe and is revealed in all phenomena. One awakened to this truth himself embodies this relationship. However, even though you chant and believe in Myoho-renge-kyo, if you think the Law is outside yourself, you are embracing not the Mystic Law but some inferior teaching. "Inferior teachings" means those other than this sutra, which are all provisional and transient. No provisional teaching leads directly to enlightenment, and without the direct path to enlightenment you cannot attain Buddhahood, even if you practice lifetime after lifetime for countless aeons. Attaining Buddhahood in this lifetime is then impossible. Therefore, when you chant the Mystic Law and recite the Lotus Sutra, you must summon up deep conviction that Myoho-renge-kyo is your life itself.

    You must never seek any of Shakyamuni's teachings or the Buddhas and bodhisattvas of the universe outside yourself. Your mastery of the Buddhist teachings will not relieve you of mortal sufferings in the least unless you perceive the nature of your own life. If you seek enlightenment outside yourself, any discipline or good deed will be meaningless. For example, a poor man cannot earn a penny just by counting his neighbor's wealth, even if he does so night and day. That is why Miao-lo states, "Unless one perceives the nature of his life, he cannot eradicate his evil karma." He means here that unless one perceives the nature of his life, his practice will become an endless, painful austerity. Miao-lo therefore condemns such students of Buddhism as non-Buddhist. He refers to the passage in the Maka Shikan, "Although they study Buddhism, their views revert to those of non-Buddhists."

    Whether you chant the Buddha's name, recite the sutra or mer

    Es tan corto el amor, y es tan largo el olvido de pablo neruda.

    The worst foe lies within the self.

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