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Old 03-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #44
David Orange
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Re: Ki and "Connective Tissue"

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Graham Christian wrote: View Post
Kokoro is pronounced kokoro in Japanese.
Actually, the primary Japanese pronunciation is "shin". That's the main reading and its meanings are "heart, mind, spirit".

You know, the original readings of kanji come from the Chinese pronunciation with indigenous Japanese words and pronunciation matched to the kanji. So "kokoro" is an alternate reading of the Japanese term "shin".

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However I do see what you mean but think that's where things get a bit mixed up.
I wonder if you do see, Graham. And I don't think that's where things get a bit mixed up. I believe that could all be cleared up wonderfully if you would become more educated about Japan.

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Xin is chinese and pronounced sheen in japanese.
They're the same character, from the same and only source, and the meaning is the same.

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Your thoughts on the matter come from chinese xin and that old chinese philosophy related to heart.
As do all the Japanese teachings on the subject. I'm just wondering where your information comes from. I think everyone here would like to know that.

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