Entries by Carol O'Connor

Great Waves

In the early days of the Meiji era there lived a well-known wrestler called O-nami, Great Waves.

O-nami was immensely strong and knew the art of wresting. In his private bouts he defeated even his teacher, but in public was so bashful that his own pupils threw him.

O-nami felt he should get help. Hakuju, a wandering teacher, was stopping in a little temple nearby, so O-nami went to see him and told him of his trouble…

Gloom

“The Divine Light is always in man, presenting itself to the senses and to the comprehension, but man rejects it.”

Learning

“Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”