The source or the title of book of this makimono: English and Japanese?
There is one absolutely intriguing text in Japanese martial arts published in English before 1990 by M. Random(?): ‘I haven’t the parents - the sky and the earth are my parents’. Twenty lines, the last one is ‘I haven’t the sword yet - mushin is my sword’. Inside the text some terms are left in Japanese:
裁可炭田 -- saika tanden, ‘one mediastinum’,
生殺自在 -- seisatsu jizai, ‘freedom to kill and give a life’,
臨機応変 -- rinkiouhen, ‘adaptability to all’,
虚実 -- kyojitsu, ‘emptiness and fullingness’,
問い即答 -- toi sokutou, ‘rapidity of mind/spirit’,
不動心 -- fudoushin, ‘calmness of mind/spirit’,
無心 -- mushin, ‘solubility of mind in emptiness’, ‘nothin-to-do-principle’.
The questions are like these: Who exactly was an author of this text in Japan, what century, what time, what school? Who is M. Random, or M. Rundom, or M. Randome, or whatever else? What is a title (ISDN?) of this book in English?
Of course I know that you know that we both have been knowing how difficult this question is but the questions look nice and help us to keep our nice and friendly conversation going, and if you really know the answers I have been searching more than ten years we are definitely can be friends forever:)
(Please, don’t bother about nameless Internet I-don’t-know-what-is-it-but-I-feel-myself-so-cool pages:D)