In modern times, those who study learning rely upon their own youthfulness, postponing the taking of action for some other day. Without realizing it, life passes “like chance of a white chess piece.” Even if you live to a hundred years of age, it is a truly short period of time.
The Third Year of Ansei, the Fourteenth of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 16
In tempering your character, you must certainly not idle away your spare time.
The Second Year of Ansei, The 24th of April. “A Letter Given to Seikyou.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 March 2
The flower blooms and then falls. The sun shines and then sets. A man is healthy and then grows feeble. Within a hundred years time, there is an urgency to work hard and no time to be frivolous.
The Third Year of Kouka, February. “A Record of Plum Blossoms.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 January 25
Those who aspire to a true path most certainly don’t have the time for things like falling into womanizing, poetry, and carousing.
The Third Year of Ansei, 25th Day of March. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 January 7