Kokoroe And Jihi no Kokoro


In Japanese  心得 knowledge is kokoroe. Interestingly it is made up of two kanji 心, “shin” which is kokoro (heart, mind) and 得, “u” that has the meaning of: to get; to acquire; to obtain; to earn; to win; to gain; to secure.  Therefore, acquiring kokoroe (knowledge) is seen by the Japanese as obtaining things through a better heart, a…