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Old 07-11-2007, 04:50 PM   #151
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The power of Musashi's words for me contain 1000 times more meaning than one little anti-negative Musashi essay, even if it was supported by Draeger / Smith.
Wow, you and I must have read different essays, as I didn't think that the Draeger/Smith essay was negative about Musashi so much as it was negative about all the historical baggage that has made the facts of his life difficult to discern. I guess one might interpret that he didn't write the words attributed to him as negative, but I don't.

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Old 07-11-2007, 05:22 PM   #152
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Wow, you and I must have read different essays, as I didn't think that the Draeger/Smith essay was negative about Musashi so much as it was negative about all the historical baggage that has made the facts of his life difficult to discern. I guess one might interpret that he didn't write the words attributed to him as negative, but I don't.

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I read it the same way. Maybe the words mean something different if the author has feet of clay .

If it matters, I've read Musashi in Japanese - my text has the archaic Japanese along the modern transcription, and I enjoyed it very much.

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Old 07-11-2007, 05:26 PM   #153
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I read it the same way. Maybe the words mean something different if the author has feet of clay .

If it matters, I've read Musashi in Japanese - my text has the archaic Japanese along the modern transcription, and I enjoyed it very much.
I can't read it in the Japanese, although learning Japanese is something I might make time for once I retire. But I do appreciate Musashi's writings, whether he wrote them or not.

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Old 07-11-2007, 05:40 PM   #154
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A large number of the great works that we all take wisdom from and revere were most likely not written by the person that's listed as the author. The message is what is important and how we understand and put it into action in our lives. We must gain our own authority from that active message and live it instead of worrying about who wrote it... especially when there's no way of knowing for sure.

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