Sasae Nakusu: Get Rid Of The Support


​Hatsumi sensei said that we have to 支え亡くす, Sasae nakusu, to “get rid of support”, and that reminded me of what the Buddha said. (1) Sakyamuni Buddha said that religion is like a wall. We need it to support our growth, but when we know how to walk, we can leave the wall and walk in our…

Junban: Is Nagato Sensei Cartesian?


​ In 1637, the  famous French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes, published his “Discourse on the Method”. The full name of the book is “Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One’s Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences”. (1) Nagato sensei in his Sunday class, sounded like Descartes, when he explained that 順番, Junban…