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Old 09-11-2011, 08:34 PM   #6
Allen Beebe
Location: Portland, OR
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 532
Re: Doka and thoughts on Love

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
Good morning Allen,

Many thanks for your detailed and thoughtful responses to my questions. Which were reassuring, in the sense that they have not changed my own ideas about O Sensei and Omoto.

I would add that I do not believe that the kanji used was kotodama gaku. If it was, then it follows that any kind of typical Japanese wordplay is also kotodama-gaku. I thinks this strains credulity more than the usual kotodama-gaku theories, such as you can kind in Deguchi's writings.
Oh yeah? Well that is reassuring. We've been sweltering under a heat wave here and I was wondering just why I couldn't make it rain . . . now I know. I was applying typical Japanese word play rather than the usual kotodama-gaku word play . . . duh! Silly me. Guess that's what I get for not paying attention in class!

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
Best wishes,


PS. Have you ever come across the writings of Anders Nygren (I think that is how you spell it) and Denis de Rougement.?
I haven't. I guess Anders Nygren is known for just a couple of texts. As for Denis de Rougement, which of his many works would you recommend?

Best wishes and words,

~ Allen Beebe
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