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Old 07-14-2011, 01:47 PM
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:09 AM   #25
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Cheers. I enjoyed that.

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Thanks a lot Niall, for your answer and the interesting quote of D T Suzuki. Yaron told me about this book and it seems I should find the time and read it.

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I wonder if it's something to do with the translation. In Japanese that point is usually called mizu ochi or mizo ochi. In English we say solar plexus though, from latin - network of the sun.
A case of miss-translation is quite possible, although it is worth mentioning that in several occasions Tada sensei did correct the translator, at least the translation to German (The same person did the translation into German and English. It was truly amazing)
It seems to me that it's possible that this name to the solar plexus may be derived from Tada sensei's influence from Tempu Nakamura sensei. I should ask Yaron regarding this possibility.

BTW, the solar plexus is called in Hebrew "maf-te-a-ch ha-lev", which literally translates to English as the key of the heart.
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BTW, the solar plexus is called in Hebrew "maf-te-a-ch ha-lev", which literally translates to English as the key of the heart.
That's very evocative.
A technical question, but is there an old hebrew word for the pericardium or some such related area?
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A technical question, but is there an old hebrew word for the pericardium or some such related area?
Quite to my embarrassment, I didn't hear of such an organ as the pericardium until you asked. However, I've checked and found out that in Hebrew it may be translated as one of the following:
מֵסַב הלב (me-sav ha-lev) literally the heart's bearing.
כיס הלב (kis ha-lev) literally the heart's pocket
קרום הלב (kroom ha-lev) literally the heart's membrane.

I should say that all these are modern Hebrew terms. I asked a friend who has a deep knowledge of the Bible and linguistics. He said that he is not aware of an old Hebrew term for this organ.
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Thanks Joe. As everyone from the UK knows Glasgow is a hard, hard town - if you look at these stark and powerful photos of Glasgow from David Gillanders and check out the project information link at the bottom of the page it says Scotland is the most violent country in the developed world.

Thanks Diana and Graham and Ziv. Oisin too for continuing the discussion with your question and thanks for those links Carina and Jory.

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