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You can try it if you’d like, but…

Before you entrust an important job to someone with zero experience, maybe make sure the stakes aren’t too high. 習わぬ経は読めぬ (Narawanu kyou wa yomenu; “You can’t recite a Buddhist sutra you’ve never studied.”) Definition: Complicated tasks are impossible to perform … Continue reading

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Your life may depend on what you overhear

門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む (Monzen no kozou narawanu kyou wo yomu; “The child before the gate reads sutras they never learned”) Definition: The place you live in has a strong impact on you. People who live somewhere for a long time will unconsciously … Continue reading

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You get what you do, so do wisely!

自業自得 ji.gou.ji.toku Literally: self – business / performance – self – get Alternately: You reap what you sow. When you act, you will get results according to your actions. This is generally used in negative situations, to point out that … Continue reading

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