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Lose the I, keep the cat

則天去私soku.ten.kyo.shi Literally: follow – sky – leave – private / I Alternately: Giving up one’s egotism and selfish desires, and living in accordance with the natural order. Notes: This phrase is attributed to Natsume Soseki, who in his later years … Continue reading

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Sedition

乱暴狼藉 ran.bou.rou.zeki Literally: disorder – violence – wolf – spread Alternately: To engage in violent and unlawful behavior; to ignore reason and act wildly and destructively. Rioting; committing outrages. Notes: It is an error to replace 藉 with homophone 籍, … Continue reading

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