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⒄Buddha's powerful rival, the Rokushigedo" - Indian freethinkers who rejected Brahmanism and advocated a new ideology.

In this article, I will discuss six thinkers who became powerful rivals of the Buddha, the Six Master Gaido. The Six Master Gaido refers to the most influential thinkers among the emerging "samon" thinkers who rejected the Brahmanical worldview of the time. It is very important to know the thought of the Six Masters and the Six Exoteric Doctrines in order to understand the Buddha's thought. By comparing with them, we can see Buddha's uniqueness.

Takahiro UedaDiary of a Monk

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Disney LegendsDreamland Disneyland Research

Bob Thomas, "The Disney Legend" - A biography focusing on his brother Roy, the practical man who supported Walt's genius! Genius is only as good as the people who support it!

What makes this book unique is that it focuses on Roy Disney, the brother of Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse.

No matter how much creative genius Walt had, if he could not provide the funds and environment to realize it, he would be doomed. This was emphasized in Walt's biography. The genius Walt was completely blind to practical matters. He only saw the ultimate quality of his work. Walt always came up with what could only be described as reckless plans. The man behind the scenes who actually brought this project to completion, which would normally have been impossible, was another genius named Roy Disney.

Geniuses do not go out into the world alone. This book reminds us that the presence of practitioners who support them is also important.

Disney and its RivalsDreamland Disneyland Research

Tetsuo Arima, "Disney and Its Rivals: A History of Cartoon Media in America" - Mickey was not created from nothing.

This book provides an in-depth look at the historical background and industry conditions surrounding Walt. It is only by comparing Walt with others that his uniqueness becomes more apparent.

In this book, you will also learn about characters familiar to us, such as Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, and Bugs Bunny, who appear as rivals to Mickey Mouse. This book is also a very interesting look at the history of American animation.

This book is just a lot of fun. I recommend this book because it is different from the usual Disney commentary books and full of charm. It is interesting to know the background of the times! I highly recommend this book.

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima and Japanese Literature

Yukio Mishima, Masahiko Akuta, and others, "Yukio Mishima vs. the University of Tokyo Zenkyoto 1969-2000" - What was that legendary debate? A recommended work to learn about the students' thoughts and relationships with each other!

結局、あの東大全共闘は何だったのか・・・安田講堂に立てこもり火炎瓶を投げつけた学生達や内ゲバを繰り返したセクトたちと何が違うのか・・・。

私にはこれがどうしてもわからなかったのです。三島由紀夫と討論した彼らは一体何者だったのか。彼らも内ゲバや暴力をしていたのだろうか・・・。

そんな疑問を抱えていた私にとって本書はあまりにありがたい作品となりました。

いや~ものすごい本です。計15時間にも及ぶ濃密な討論がこの本で文字化されています。東大全共闘とは何だったのか、三島由紀夫との対談は何だったのかということを知るのにこの本は最高の資料になります。この時代の雰囲気を感じるためにもぜひぜひこの本はおすすめしたいです。

The Zenkyoto Generation as an IdeologyYukio Mishima and Japanese Literature

Shuhei Kosaka, "Zenkyoto Generation as an Ideology" - Recommended work to feel the spirit of the times from the 60's through the author's personal narrative.

学生紛争とは何だったのか。

あの時代を知らない私からすれば、あまりに不思議でどう理解してよいかもわからぬ複雑怪奇な存在でした。

本書は著者の個人的な語りを通して全共闘や赤軍まで見ていきます。

全共闘や学生紛争についての入門として本書は非常におすすめです。この時代を知らない私達若い世代こそこの本を読むべきではないかと思います。ぜひ手に取ってみてはいかがでしょうか。

Tomorrow won't be so dark.Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia

E. Saratchandra, "Tomorrow Is Not So Dark" Synopsis and Comments - A novel about Sri Lanka in 1971, the year of the armed uprising by Marxist students.

I cannot help but feel a sense of connection with this novel and its timing. I strongly feel that I had to read this novel before going to Sri Lanka.

This work is also a very important insight into the student conflict in Japan.

As a novel, it is very easy to read and I read through it in one sitting. He is indeed a leading Sri Lankan writer.

It was a great piece that gave me another new perspective on Sri Lanka.

I would highly recommend this work.

end of timeBuddhism in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia

M. Wickramasinghe's "The End of Time" Synopsis and Comments - A masterful film about Sri Lanka, a country shaken by Marxism and class struggle!

労働者を搾取して成り上がった大資本家サウィマンに強く反抗する息子マーリン。彼は「あの二人はもうすでに精神的に腐敗している。今さら両親の心を改悛させる人間は周りに誰もいないからね!」と親友の医者アラウィンダに打ち明けます。彼の反抗はもはや家庭内だけの問題ではなく、コロンボ市民を巻き込む政治運動へと展開していきます。

本作ではこうした資本家と労働者のせめぎ合いや暴動も描かれます。当時コロンボで何が起きていたのかをかつてジャーナリストであったウィクラマシンハが物語にして具現化したのがこの小説です。これまで彼の三部作を読んできて感じたように、この作品でも彼の繊細な心理描写は精彩を放っています。

ウィクラマシンハの小説はスリランカの姿を知るのに最高の手引きとなります。

資本主義と奴隷制Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Southeast Asia

Eric Williams, Capitalism and Slavery - The accumulation of wealth through the slave trade and plantations brought about the Industrial Revolution!

本書はマックス・ヴェーバーの『プロテスタンティズムの倫理と資本主義の精神』で説かれたような定説を覆した歴史学の金字塔的名著として有名な作品です。

この本のメインテーマはまさに「奴隷貿易と奴隷制プランテーションによって蓄積された資本こそが、産業革命をもたらした」という点の論証にあります。

本書もまさに巨大なスケールで歴史の流れを見ていく刺激的な作品でした。

改めて世界の複雑さ、巨大さを実感した読書になりました。

私たちの先入観を破壊する超ド級の作品です。ぜひ手に取ってみてはいかがでしょうか。