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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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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





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




Shakespeare, a treasure trove of masterpieces