Saturday, June 4, 2011
"Ambition" Japanese calligraphy
"志" (shi, kokorozasu). It is translated as will, determination, ambition, etc.
This character is written by Kanzi, Regular scriptRegular 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.
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.