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Category Archives: Zelazny
Recently, I found this great quote from the famous 13th century Japanese-Buddhist text, Essays in Idleness, or tsurezure-gusa (徒然草) which I’ve written about before. It’s also the namesake of this blog of course. Anyhow, the translation below is by Donald … Continue reading
Hello, Recently, after a visit to the doctor, I stopped by the local University of Washington (transferring buses) and stopped off at my favorite used-bookstore: Magus Books. I stop there about once every 1-2 years to look for rare and … Continue reading
From Roger Zelazny’s science-fiction novel Lord of Light: The moral, therefore, of my sermon on this small mount is this—even a mirror will not show you yourself, if you do not wish to see. Ignorance and denial are very powerful, … Continue reading
Hi Everyone, Autumn is my favorite season, and I really enjoy October and November. October has Halloween, and my birthday is early November, and late November is Thanksgiving. Plus I enjoy a lot of good Autumn poetry in the Japanese … Continue reading
It’s ironic that I blog about religion a lot, but lately, I was reminded of this old post and this one after visiting a certain Buddhist temple close to home. Then I found an old comedy sketch by George Carlin … Continue reading
Recently, while reading reading the Gossamer Years, I found the book contained a thorough explanation of the notion of “taboo” and “purification” in the Heian Court in Japan. I wanted to share this with others. Aristocrats and the Heian Court … Continue reading
Nothing says “holiday cheer” like a battle in space. Merry Christmas, Everyone! P.S. Speaking of Science-fiction and religion, please enjoy the Agnostic’s Prayer from Roger Zelazny’s Creatures of Light and Darkness.
As readers might recall, I am a big fan of the Halo series of games. I only own the original Halo game, but I do listen to the music often, and sometimes watch walk-throughs of the later games on Youtube. … Continue reading
Hi all, Just a few odd updates I wanted to share, that are too small to require their own post: The blog has a new URL! The old URL http://japanlifeandreligion.com is still around for at least another year, but now … Continue reading