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Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Ambition" Japanese calligraphy





 "" (shi, kokorozasu). It is translated as will, determination, ambition, etc.
 This character is written by Kanzi, Regular script
Regular script.

 Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
 phonetic 止 (stop) + semantic 心 (heart)


 Samurais had the noble-minded soul during several hundred years.
 The passage of times abolished them.

 However, the noble passion is handed down as Japanese various traditions.
 Their will have stopped in our heart.

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 The indemnification having been negotiated for end of American Civil War in the White House.
 Presidential advisors agreed to the plan to punish the South.
  "Mr. President, the enemy should crush it. When I do not become a friend!"
 When one of advisors said like that, Lincoln answered in this way.

  "When we will become the friend of the enemy, we might be going to crush the enemy?"
  
  The words of the American samurai.

13 comments:

  1. Dear friend, thank you for this wonderful contribution Ruma.

    Best regards from Switzerland

    Hans-Peter

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  2. Merci Ruma de tout ces beaux caractères et surtout leur explication !

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  3. Gracias, Ruma, por esta bonita caligrafía y su historia.
    Saludo cordial.
    Ramón

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  4. I believe ambition is good, as long as it serves our true self, contributing to our self-discovery.
    Unfortunately, many of us use their ambition chasing shadows, trying to fulfill dreams and ideals that are not their own... and by that, ending hurting themselves and the others. We still have a lot to learn!
    Maybe by contemplating the written word we can find the path to its hidden wisdom and understand its true meaning for ourselves... Beautiful caligraphy!!

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  5. I don't think ambition is a bad thing as long as we do not allow it to take over our lives and we continue to respect our fellow man.

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  6. Hi dear Ruma,

    Thank you for your visit in my blog. I stayed enchanted with your posters that show beatyfull images of your contry and your arts. I like so much floweres, decoration, art and quiet moments with my family. I stayed very happy for your visit in my blog and I'm following you and I invite you also to follow-me in my blog. Have nice weekend!

    Hug's Dorath.

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  7. Foi bom passar por aqui e aprender um pouco da vida de um povo lindo.
    um beijinho grande e volte sempre.

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  8. RUNA


    愛を込めて日本に

    ライフ


    生活が行われる
    悲しみと喜びの
    不安と確​​信
    しかし、我々が保持しています

    人生は多くの心配しているものです
    それは継続の意志がないと私たちを離れる
    私たちが心を押してその
    と聞かせて私たちは引き続き使用したい

    しかし、それは人生と誰もが望んでいる
    我々は常に不安で実行
    とプッシュするでしょう
    私たちが知っていることが幸せな人生
    それは本当に私たちの主な目標です
    この人生の中で、何度も灰色。

    リリーオレンジ

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  9. Oie
    Vim t desejar uma otima semana e dizer q tem um selinho especial pra vc,no meu blog!!!
    Bjinhusss
    Aguardo sua visita!!
    By Vanessa

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  10. Con este reportaje ya he aprendido algo más de los samurais. Gracias. Saludos.

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  11. Thank you Ruma for visiting me and for sharing this beautiful post. It was inspiring to learn about the samurais and their chivalry and I loved Lincoln's quote at the end. Have a lovely week!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  12. ルマ私はあなたのブログを愛し、花のビデオを訪問してのおかげで、いつでも戻っ歓迎されて素晴らしいです。
    光のキス、あなたの人生の平和

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  13. R-So much history and tradition that has been handed down in Japan - it can be a good thing that as the world modernises the actual physical way of people like the Samurai can become a value or belief system also for people today. Thanks for sharing the beautifully presented script. B

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