oneness reading If you read many books with mind of oneness, you will develop your ability of understanding. Then how to read? Of course, common way of reading is not enough. When you read a book, you don’t criticize it, you don’t have your opinion. You don’t have to agree it. It may tell you something you don’t like. You put yourself away. You don’t think anything. You are the book. The book is yourself. You and the book are oneness. Then you will get something over the book. You read many books with this method, you will get large ability. story What kind of books are better? Story. […]
reading and writing The most important skill of stydy is understanding. When we study or learn something, we cannot acquire that without understanding. There are many efficient method for understanding. School is one of them. The most efficient way is the simplest way. It looks long way and hard way. But it is the fastest and easiest way. Sometimes something looks upside down. The greatest way for understanding is reading and writing. It is the traditional style for Japanese. listening Why do reading and writing have the large power? We can read or write by oneness with the books. If you read a book without mind of oneness, the reading […]
For everybody I hope anybody take high education. But many people cannot take education because of economy. Many people have no school around them. I worry about them. Our dou-learning is possible for them. I offer the way of dou-learning on this site. Of course you don’t have to pay for me. Please have a wish about your future. dou-learning needs nothing. Usually education requires shools, teachers, notes, books, any other tools. If you have them, you are lucky. If you don’t, you have a chance for self-education. Most people think self-education is impossible or less than school-education. That is wrong. If you take the right way, you can learn […]
folktales Hasumi said “I was told folktales by my parents, so I avoided this problem”. That is very important. One of treasures from the people in the past is traditional literature such as folktales, mythology, classical literature, legends, fairy tales and so on. Because numerous people have told them from people to people. They have lives of many people in them. dou-learning is traditional. I think lives of many people is more valuable than a wisdom of a clever person. Because a wisdom exist to live. I hope my children learn lives of many people by oneness with them. My children will not live as another person. They are oneness […]
my future I wrote “we have been loosing something valuable” in the last article. Hasumi wrote “The way of study”. He said “I thought responsibility about my future”. I think it is the most important to live my life by myself. Of course we have to live together. But my life is mine. Nobody can live my life. Nobody doesn’t take responsibility for my life. Hasumi said that. live by myself Efficiency is important, but living by myself is more important. What is to live by myself? Starting with mimicry, then I get my life. We have treasure from our people in the past. They lived their lives. We can […]
narau, manabu Japanese language has two words meaning “learn”. They are “narau” and “manabu” which are verbs. “Narau” means to learn by repetition and imitation. “Manabu” comes from “manebu” which means imitation. We have thought that learning is based on imitation. Recent Japanese Recently Japanese don’t think imitation for learning. Because traditional learning needs long time; perhaps several years. We hope more efficient methods. We like Western methods. Of course, I know Western methods are very excellent. But we have been loosing something valuable.
Being I have described Japanese cunture on the point of dou. The core of dou, I think, is oneness with target. Dou-learning is the same. Oneness is the most important. We learn something not as the object, but as ourselves. That is being rather than learning. Perhaps it is the core of Japanese traditional sense. Japanese language has many words of being, English has many words of doing. We, Japanese are careful of being. Transcribe My son, Hasumi wrote the last article about transcribing. It is the core of dou-learning. Because the action is the training of being oneness. But it is not easy, because it is very important. He […]
Oneness is not fixed We tend to think everything is fixed forever. For example, we hope to be young forever. Of course it is impossible. We think what to be now will be the same in future. No, everything is changing constantly. aesthetics of Japan Japanese have thought changing is beautiful. There are cherry blossom in other countries. Why is cherry blossom in Japan so special? Cherry blossom will fall soon. It is very fleeting. It is changing in too short time. Because cherry blossom is beautiful, the end of it is more beautiful. Japanese have loved cherry blossom very much. Wabi, Sabi The keywords of Japanese culture are […]
Oneness is not one. Perhaps you think “oneness” is one. We, Japanese don’t use the term “oneness”. But I cannot find the proper term for “oneness”. So I use the word “oneness”. Japanese don’t think the world is oneness. The world is diversity. Many is one. Diversity is working organically. Everything works for others. Everything don’t destry the diversity. Everything don’t know the system of diversity. But naturally everything goes well. That is nature. That is magical. We think of the mysterious system. It has many elements. But the system is one. We cannot see the system. We can feel the system. holy system We think the system is holy. […]
Japanese spirit I wrote some articles about Japanese spiritual culture. We think we and something or somebody are oneness. Perhaps you think you are different from something or somebody. We think so. But at the same time, we think oneness. About learning We think learning is oneness with something or somebody or knowledge. Because we are the target by oneness. We can acquire the target. Recently young Japanese people don’t know Japanese spirit. I regret that. “Dou” is the traditional Japanese culture. So, I named my family’s style of learning “dou-learning”.