Kyoto Journal Issue KJ92

Devotion

INSIGHTS FROM ASIA

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presenting cultural and historical insights from
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Biung Home Again

Biung is from Hong-ye, half an hour north of Taidong City along the valley road, and his albums are everywhere in villages along the coast and up the central rift valley. Aboriginal dance groups from all tribes practice and perform to his songs. He’s got a TV show, all the kids can play his songs on the guitar…

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Zen at War

Brian Daizen Victoria maintains that Japan’s vaunted Bushido (Warrior Code) evolved from a corrupted Buddhist metaphysics that not only sanctioned battlefield slaughter but also exalted the Zen-trained warrior’s willingness to die…

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On Musical Chakras, Chilla and Uncharted Epiphanies

At age seven India’s percussion legend Zakir Hussain began his 2:00 AM to sunrise practice routines and soon found “tabla prodigy” surgically implanted in every mention of his name.

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