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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.

This article will give you a general guide within our blog. If you are new to our blog or wondering what to read, please read this article first.

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.

ギリシア悲劇Shakespeare, a treasure trove of masterpieces

丹下和彦『ギリシア悲劇』~ギリシア悲劇の奥深さを学べるおすすめ入門書

この作品ではギリシア悲劇の起源やその流れをまず序章で学ぶことになります。

そこから時代順に、アイスキュロス、ソポクレス、エウリピデスというギリシア悲劇の重鎮たちの作品を通してその奥深さを考察していく流れになります。時代を経ていくにつれて悲劇の内容がどう変わっていったのかが非常にわかりやすく説かれているのでこれはとてもありがたかったです。

名前は知っていてもなかなかその中身までは知らないギリシア悲劇。そのギリシア悲劇の奥深さを知れるおすすめの入門書です。

Reading PragueDiary of a Monk

24 novels recommended by book-loving monks - a quick look at recommended works at each level from introductory to advanced!

In this article, we will introduce novels that we highly recommend for each level of readers, from beginners to advanced readers.

Basically, the books introduced here are all great books that I recommend with confidence. All of them are extremely interesting works, so please take a look at the linked pages for the books that interest you, regardless of whether they are categorized as introductory or advanced.

ベルThe Industrial Revolution and British and European Society

The Oxford Portrait of Science by Graham Bell - A recommended biography of the great scientist who invented the telephone!

Graham Bell was an inventor best known for his invention of the telephone in 1876.

To my surprise, Bell was born in 1847, which is the same age as that Thomas Edison.

They were also rivals in the development of the telegraph. It was interesting to think that two people of the same age were competing with each other in the United States.

Also, in my last article, I mentioned that Edison was a reader as a young man, and so was this Bell. Bell also read Shakespeare until he memorized it, and from there he went on to read many books.

Edison also read Shakespeare, and it is still a reminder of how huge Shakespeare was to Westerners.

ハーヴィThe Industrial Revolution and British and European Society

The Oxford Portrait of Science by William Harvey - Recommended biography of a scientist who lived at the same time as Shakespeare!

William Harvey was an English-born scientist known for his blood circulation theory.

As a lover of Shakespeare, I appreciated the opportunity to learn about the atmosphere of this period. Moreover, it was very interesting to see this period not from the literary angle, but from the scientific angle. This is an interesting book.

It is also highly recommended to learn about the currents of late 16th and 17th century England. I highly recommend this work to Shakespeare fans.

Shakespeare, a treasure trove of masterpieces

Akihiko Ogita, The Gekkai of Yukio Ninagawa: The Essence of Ninagawa's Direction as Seen from the Perspective of a Critic Who Has Followed the Stage for Many Years

この本では蜷川さんをずっと追い続けた扇田さんだからこそ見える蜷川さんを知ることができます。演出家デビューから円熟していくにつれてどう演出が変わっていったのか。そしてそれを貫く彼の演劇の本質はどこにあるのかということを深く掘り下げていきます。

ただ、この本は蜷川さんの入門書としてはちょっと難しいです。蜷川さんの舞台作品をいくつか観たり、他の本でその人となりや作品制作の流れを知っておいてから読むのがおすすめです。

蜷川幸雄演出やその人となりについてもっと知りたい方にこの作品は非常におすすめです。ものすごく刺激的な一冊でした。

Shakespeare, a treasure trove of masterpieces

扇田昭彦『舞台は語る』~日本のシェイクスピア・ブームの背景を知れる1冊!現代演劇の流れを知るのにもおすすめ!

この本は前回の記事で紹介した『日本の現代演劇』と対になる作品です。

劇団四季や『レ・ミゼラブル』など私も大好きなミュージカルの話も聞けるのは嬉しい限りでした。

そして何と言っても日本におけるシェイクスピア演劇の流れを知れたのが大きかったです。シェイクスピアが日本でブームになっていった歴史的背景は非常に興味深かったです。翻訳家の小田島雄志や演出家出口典雄の登場、あの吉田鋼太郎さんも所属していたシェイクスピア・シアターの存在。ピーター・ブルックやトレバー・ナンら海外の著名な劇作家の影響。そして蜷川幸雄さんの斬新な演出。

こうした流れを扇田さんの名解説で聴くことができます。