On Matters Martial and Civil
- Katai na Itoko! (Honorable Cousins)
I have been reading the Sawyer translation of various Chinese military
classics (entitled The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China), and
was wondering which of these were known to the Japanese in period:
T'ai Kung's Six Secret Teachings
Sun-tzu's Art of War
Three Stratagies of Huang Shih-kung
Questions and Replies between T'ang T'ai-tsung and Li Wei-kung
Or, alternatively, do the Japanese have some native literature on
civil and martial administration? Arigatou!
- Well, no offense, but, no kidding. That's the other reason I don't like
to do it. I'm actually a more of a gentleman than I may sound at times.
>Greetings from Solveig! The problem with you going to a sushi bar dressed
>as a Buddhist monk is not one of race, but one of whether or not you are
>a real Buddhist monk. There are pleanty of European types who have gone
>off and obtained buddhist ordination and work hard at begging alms for
>real to help real Japanese temples.
Cord: "Talking to you is like talking to a wall!"
Blind Man: "Buddha once sat before a wall, and when he arose, he was enlightened."
Cord: "Do you compare yourself to Buddha?"
Blind Man: "No, just the wall."
- 'Circle of Iron'