Bushido is the proper way of life for the Japanese. In order to learn about the Way, forget about self and awaken to the truth… Exerting self is a mistake… We should not say “myself” — in truth there is no such thing… When there is no thought of self, true Bushido develops. — Yamaoka… [Read More]
How To Get Into The Zone Like A Samurai Weightlifter This is going to be an 8-part series consisting of this introduction and each of the 7 virtues in isolation, all applied to your life as a weightlifter, and as a human. Before we get started, I want you to read (and then reread, 10… [Read More]
You think teaching American kids to read is hard? Try learning to read Japanese. Victor finds out the Japanese government is proposing to add 196 characters to the already mandated 1,945 kanji already required to be considered “literate.” Here’s his reaction:
Chris sent me a great video of 100 Japanese school kids playing a professional team in a game of soccer. I feel for the professionals. Check it out here.
Write your prayers on a slip of paper, lay them down on the porcelain shrine, and flush. It works, really … just watch the video if you don’t believe me.
From the great Japanese Haiku poet Basho: “I hear the unblown flute, In the deep summer shadows, Of the Temple of Suma.”
Mothering magazine published a story about the dangers of Soy consumption that has royal pissed off a number of high profile vegans and vegetarians. Most notably John Robbins who wrote a letter to the editor bashing what he considered a misleading approach to the topic. From the Article: How Much Soy Do Asians Really Eat?… [Read More]