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The author recollects the times of his early twenties. The biology pupil handed his summer season holiday aimlessly again at his domestic city. There are episodes approximately his youth and his 3 women whose names and faces have lengthy been forgotten. Amid the bar scenes of cigarettes, french fries and beers, there has been nonetheless more space for his favorite writer and the chunks of his philosophies.
Hear the Wind Sing was once by no means published in any English-speaking nations, yet a translation was once bought in Japan so as to increase one's English interpreting abilities, entire with a word list within the again with the tougher phrases outlined in eastern.
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G. Aston, Transactions and Proceedings of the Japan Society, London, Supplement I (1896), 2:134. Because the rite referred to here was held on 7/15, the traditional date of Urabon (Ch. Yulanpen), it is assumed to have been an Urabon ceremony. Later Nihon shoki entries refer to Urabon by name. See M. W. de Visser, Ancient Buddhism in Japan, 2 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1935), 1:28, 58–59. ¯ jo¯den ni okeru Hokke 9. On the deathbed tonsure, see Takagi Yutaka, ‘‘O shinko¯,’’ Hokekyo¯ shinko¯ no shokeitai, ed.
697, trans. W. G. Aston, Transactions and Proceedings of the Japan Society, London, Supplement I (1896), 2:134. Because the rite referred to here was held on 7/15, the traditional date of Urabon (Ch. Yulanpen), it is assumed to have been an Urabon ceremony. Later Nihon shoki entries refer to Urabon by name. See M. W. de Visser, Ancient Buddhism in Japan, 2 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1935), 1:28, 58–59. ¯ jo¯den ni okeru Hokke 9. On the deathbed tonsure, see Takagi Yutaka, ‘‘O shinko¯,’’ Hokekyo¯ shinko¯ no shokeitai, ed.
The ‘‘Tama no utena’’ (Mansion of jade) chapter of Eiga monogatari describes these paintings, stating clearly that they are raigo¯zu: On all the east-facing doors at the north and south corners of the building, pictures had been painted with texts at the top, so high that one could barely see the characters set in colored-paper squares. The paintings illustrated the nine categories of birth in the Pure Land. Some showed the receptions granted (Gokuraku no mukae o etari) to those who had chanted the Buddha-invocations for many years, or had recited the sacred name ten times on their deathbeds, or had met good teachers (zenchishiki) as they lay dying, or had zealously sought to master the doctrines of the Greater Vehicle, or had zealously obeyed the precepts, each in accordance with the believer’s deeds.