Sunday, January 22, 2012

Kendo - Onegai shimasu



Onegai shimasu is a Kendo term that's hard to translate. It is said when one squares off with an opponent. Some translate it to mean please train with me but that is incomplete. My Kendo instructor told me it meant "Please Show me the way." [to enlightenment] This makes much more sense when you put it in the context of Zen.

Enlightenment is the quest of Zen. When you square off against an oponenet they show you your weaknesses. By overcoming your weaknesses you progress towards enlightenment. I like the term. Kendo Kaponi on the other hand is a Latino rapper that cut a song with Daddy Yankee called Danger. The Latino brothers understand war, hell, resurrection and danger. Indeed the drug dealers life is a dangerous business. Buyer beware.

4 comments:

  1. A serious issue is un-folding;

    "A Fredericton city councillor says the arrest of a controversial blogger who regularly criticizes the police force and other institutions is an attack on civil liberties. And Jordan Graham believes the case should be investigated by an external police force."

    "Charles LeBlanc was arrested last week and is facing criminal libel charges for comments he posted last summer about a city police officer."

    "Coun. Graham told CBC News it's impossible to separate the charges from LeBlanc's history as a thorn in the side of the police."

    "I never said that it was an intentional attack on civil liberties, but civil liberties, I do believe, are being attacked here — whether it's a concerted effort, or it's an attempt to just scratch an itch," Graham said on Tuesday."

    http://tinyurl.com/77cbvks (CBC)

    It's a direct threat to freedom of speech, duh...These authorities want to decide who writes & who doesn't.

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  2. Indeed. We’ve seen that happen before through corporate censorship. Thankfully I’ve been through a full trial on that matter in the states already and the jurisprudence supporting free speech has been upheld.

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  3. "The Latino brothers understand war, hell, resurrection and danger. Indeed the drug dealers life is a dangerous business. Buyer beware."

    what exactly do you mean with that?

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  4. If you translate the song Danger by Kendo Kaponi with Daddy Yankee, those are the things that song talks about. It is a dangerous life and we should all avoid it.

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