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As opposed to strawberry fields

(…which I’m told are forever) 滄海変じて桑田となる (Soukai henjite souden to naru; “The sea becomes a field of mulberries.”) Definition: The world is full of dramatic changes. If you stop paying attention to something for a few years, when you next … Continue reading

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Your yore on my mind

旧態依然 kyuu.tai.i.zen Literally: olden times – condition – depend on – “sort of thing” Alternately: Something remains as it was, without any development or progress. Unchanged… or even if it did change, not improved in any way as a result. … Continue reading

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Whee!

I only used to have nine pen! 有為転変 u.i.ten.pen Literally: exist – do / change – turn – strange Alternately: Everything in the world is in a constant state of flux. Everything changes; nothing stays the same. A Buddhist comment … Continue reading

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The wise prince changes his panther?

君子豹変 kun.shi.hyou.hen Literally: ruler/mister – child – leopard – change Alternately: Originally: a wise person changes with changing circumstances; a wise person is quick to recognize their errors and change for the better. In modern usage, the phrase has taken … Continue reading

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