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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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Nice to meet you. My name is Takahiro Ueda, the administrator of this blog. This blog started as my attempt to look at various things in my daily life and write words with the motto of asking myself questions, as you can see in the title of the blog.

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Recommended Sightseeing Spots in RomeThe Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire, the Vatican, and Roman Catholicism

List of Recommended Reference Books on Rome - History, Culture, Religion, and Art! A list of great books that will make Rome more interesting!

In the previous article, "Monks' Recommendation: 15 Sightseeing Spots in Rome! From the Royal Road to Maniacal Churches, Taste the Ultimate in Beauty" introduced the recommended spots in Rome, and in this article, we will introduce a recommended reference and guidebook to enjoy Rome even more.

Please refer to each link for a more detailed discussion of the book.

Rome is so deep. It is like a bottomless swamp that the more you know about it, the more you become addicted to it. I, too, have become completely obsessed with this Roman wanderlust.

I hope this article has been helpful to you.

MendelssohnThe Amazing Life of Mendelssohn, the Miraculous Musician

Madoka Hino, "Biography of a Musician: One Book to Read at the Beginning, Mendelssohn" - A recommended work to learn about the amazing life of the Jewish musical genius!

Madoka Hino's work "can be read by ages 10 and up and is a real inspiration for adults. It is written with the concept of "making the lives of the great musicians in history as easy to read as a story. This is easier said than done, but how difficult it must be!

This book, however, is a perfect example of this concept! I have devoured many biographies of great people from all ages and cultures, and Madoka Hino's biography is of outstanding quality. I have read many biographies of the greats, both old and new, and I can say that this biography of Mendelssohn is one of the best of them all.

This is a great book among great books that I highly recommend! I wish that this book will be spread more and more widely!

Travels in Rome" - Charms of the Theater City of Rome and Pilgrimage to Bernini

(6) A panoramic view of the Foro Romano from Palatine Hill! The marble of St. Peter's Basilica came from here!




Even non-history buffs will be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the amazing prosperity and collapse of 2000 years ago.

Travels in Rome" - Charms of the Theater City of Rome and Pilgrimage to Bernini

(5) The Colosseum, a symbol of ancient Rome, and Goethe Andersen: The Romanticism that Fascinated Men of Letters




Travels in Rome" - Charms of the Theater City of Rome and Pilgrimage to Bernini

(3) Visit the long-established Caffe Greco in Rome - a sanctuary for artists where Goethe, Andersen, and Mendelssohn also frequented.




Travels in Rome" - Charms of the Theater City of Rome and Pilgrimage to Bernini

(2) Introducing Piazza di Spagna in Rome, where the great writers stayed! (3) Be fascinated by the fountain of Bernini's masterpiece "Barcaccia"!




British and German Literature, History and Culture

Harumi James, "The Scarlet Queen" - Recommended biography to learn about the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, a tragic, too tragic woman.






The Amazing Life of Mendelssohn, the Miraculous Musician

Hiromi Hoshino, "Mendelssohn's Religious Music" - Recommended to learn about Mendelssohn's great achievement of rediscovering the forgotten Bach!