This post includes a few things I have been reading and translating. I have already posted some of them on Instagram but here I have included a translation of my friend Yutaka’s book, and my teacher Yoko’s buddhist text. I have also included some important practice in Japanese grammar which I really need to commit […]Read more "Japanese"
All Turtles Should be Red: Watching An Isolated Isolation in Reddo Tātoru: Aru Shima no Monogatari レッドタートル ある島の物語 __ In 2016 Japanese director/producer Toshio Suzuki and Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit collaborated to produce a jewel of a silent film; the title translates directly into English as Red Turtle: The story of an […]Read more "レッドタートル"
The question remains one of how exactly the hallucinatory activity of cognition relates to the black chaotic assemblages of elementary particles… Excerpts from Ben Woodard’s “Mad Speculation and Absolute Inhumanism: Lovecraft, Ligotti, and the Weirding of Philosophy” (2011): In rejecting the Kantian apparatus we are left with two entities – an unsure relation of thought to […]
Inorganic Animations: A Review of Spyros Papapetros’ ‘On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life’(University of Chicago Press: Chicago & London, 2012). _____ Paul Harrison (2019). To what extent do humans have agency in the worlds they inhabit? What can we consider as animation? How far does life […]Read more "Inorganic Animations"
Sangha: Seeking of the Path Once there was a boy named Sudhana who also wished for Englightenment and earnestly sought the way. From a fisherman he learned the lore of the sea. From a doctor he learned compassion toward sick people in their suffering. From a wealthy man he learned that saving […]Read more "Avataṃsaka – sūtra."
Faisal Saeed Al Mutar of Ideas Beyond Borders on making more resources available in Arabic: “I had this belief about the importance of removing barriers. . . . The motto of our translation project is ‘making the inaccessible accessible.’”
I am sorry blog, I have been away for too long, but here is a post about some translations from Japanese into English. I am sharing it for other Japanese learners and for anyone with an interest in Buddhism and Kanji. First up we have some letters I am sending to old students who I […]Read more "…"