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There is no rose without its thorns

…and no thorn without its roses? 楽あれば苦あり、苦あれば楽あり(Raku areba ku ari, ku areba raku ari;“When there is ease there is hardship; when there is hardship, there is ease”) Definition: Where there is pleasure, there will also come suffering or toil; where … Continue reading

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From Abe no Seimei to Naruto

And everything in between 陰陽五行in.you.go.gyou Literally: shadow / yin – sunlight / yang – five – go Alternately: The dual principles of yin and yang, and the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water), that supposedly form and regulate … Continue reading

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Pros and cons. Merits and demerits. Ayes and byes.

是非善悪 ze.hi.zen.aku Literally: justice / correct – injustice / incorrect – good – bad Alternately: Good and evil; right and wrong; the good and bad parts of something.

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