PDF: Teachings of Zen This anthology presents talks, sayings, and records of heart-to-heart encounters to show the essence of Zen teaching through the words of the Zen masters themselves. PDF: Zen Reader This book is a collection of quotations from the great masters of Zen. The masters talk about the practicalities of Zen realization and primarily about waking up, seeing for yourself, and standing on your own two feet. Zen Letters: Teachings of Yuanwu Presented here are the teachings of the great Chinese master Yuanwu in direct person-to-person lessons, intimately revealing the inner workings of the psychology of enlightenment. PDF: Shobogenzo: Zen Essays by Dogen Dogen, the founder of Japanese Zen, presents a thorough recasting of Buddhism with a creative ingenuity that has never been matched in the subsequent literature of Japanese Zen. The Ecstasy of Enlightenment An inside look at the spiritual world of tantra, revealing noteworthy parallels between tantric Buddhism in old Bengal and the original Zen Buddhism of China.
The Art of War is often quoted while developing tactics and/or strategy in esports. "Play To Win" by David Sirlin analyses applications of the ideas from The Art of War in modern esports. The Art of War was released in 2014 as an e-book companion alongside the Art of War DLC for Europa Universalis IV, a PC strategy game by Paradox Development Studios, with a foreword by Thomas Johansson.
While the above points may seem trivial, they are of great importance through their implications. The larger points, however, are forthcoming. Note that the smaller points, especially the use of more modern terminology to evoke a sense of the original meaning of the words, lead into the larger structural points.
As a convert to Islam, the word kaffir is the one word in the Quran that gets me thinking the most. And I think it is the one triggering buzzword brought up by non Muslims for an argument against Islam. I appreciate the translation of Allah to God because having grown up as a Christian, the word God carries more meaning to me. Using the word Allah in an otherwise English text drives a wedge between those unfamiliar to Islam that equates to a impassible crevasse for those who may or may not want to understand.
Why is the visual dimension important? Consider the well known saying that "a picture is worth a thousand words". Think also of the problem of solving a Sudoku puzzle. Try to imagine solving a Sudoku in your head, without the visual representation of a square divided into 81 little squares in front of you!
We can conclude from these examples that the word bing has been translated to single soldier, commander or the whole army. It can also mean weapons, or military. The use of the translation warrior in this context only appears in the Cleary edition where it occurs in a commentary to the final sentence of chapter 1, ascribed to Zhang Yu, a commentator who lived during the Sung Dynasty (960-1279 AD). Therefore the quote in the Civilization IV game is actually a quote of an ancient commentator and not of Sun Tzu himself. In Liu An , sect. 15.8 we find a similar sentence about soldiers.
We hope to have given evidence that there is a substantial amount of logical structure hidden in the text, which can be made explicit by rendering the text as mind maps. This structure exhibits itself even stronger if you return to the Chinese source text. That it becomes less visible in the translated versions should be considered a consequence of the targets the editors and translators had in mind, aiming for the cultural and historical meaning, and the philosophy underneath the text. Even word-for-character translation like the one of Ziegler is aimed at the language, rather than the logical structure of the text.
In Chinese, "she ji" is the term for design. The term originated in military affairs. It is a word consisting of two characters, "she" and "ji." "She" means set-up or planning. "Ji" means strategy or calculating. Putting these two characters together, "she ji" means to "establish a strategy."8
something, and "sofia," knowing about something. It is also interesting to compare the term "she ji" with the Hebrew word "chokma," a form of wisdom like the wisdom of phronesis, with an intense focus on practical applicability in daily life and work. 2b1af7f3a8