my favorite thing about Splinter is how he’ll stop at nothing to protect his new family and do something with the second chance he’s been given. that’s such a beautiful message: finding a new purpose despite everything you’ve lost.
“In order for us to awaken,
we must first deconstruct our imposed fragmented view of the world existing independently (out there) from our minds. This old, egoic paradigm of reality is what creates the illusory division of a
‘separate me’ vs ‘all that is not me’ experience. The only thing that fundamentally exists is the changeless background of undifferentiated awareness in which all
perceptions appear. -Anon I mus (Spiritually Anonymous)
What if Ventus has been having nightmares this whole time
Because he’s traumatized by all the stuff that happened in Birth by Sleep
And he’s been seeing reiterations of what happened so many times that they start to warp and they’re telling different stories
So now Ven doesn’t know what’s real or what to trust anymore, his dreams are slowly derailing further and further from the truth
Things like people’s actions and words start to get mixed up, was it Terra or Aqua who first warned him about Vanitas, did he really meet up with the others in Radiant Garden at all, how much did he enjoy growing up with Terra, Aqua, and Eraqus, again
Did Master Eraqus talk about eventually killing Ventus regularly or is that his imagination
Did Aqua leave him in Castle Oblivion to protect him or to make him a prisoner again
“Martial artists must possess humility and selflessly serve others….
Bushido devoid of this spirit of humility is nothing more than
violence.” -Shihan Ōtake Risuke
He is the master of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu - Japan’s oldest and most traditional
sword school - considered the pinnacle of classic Japanese martial arts. It was founded in the Muromachi era (1336-1573). It is an amazing privilege that warriors can learn from centuries of unbroken Japanese tradition, and also that they have opened their doors to share with the rest of us.
The clip is from a full movie called ‘Art of the Japanese Sword’ by Empty Mind Films, that came out in 2010- available to watch on Youtube for under $5.
Thanks so much to Marc S. for sharing this with me!
I really don’t think his hair would manage to STAY in a manbun very well- it’d start out all nice and neat and then end up wisping all over the place. Still better than having all of it in his face while he’s brewing, though.
El amor verdadero consta de cuatro elementos que el maestro zen y pacifista Thích Nhất Hạnh describe de la siguiente manera:
BONDAD – Maitri : La bondad en el amor es la inclinación natural a hacer el bien ante todo. De acuerdo al Buda, la bondad es el elemento esencial del amor e implica compartir la alegría del corazón, la que a su vez nos provee con la capacidad de hacer feliz al otro.
Para ser bondadosos con nuestros seres queridos, el Buda recomienda observarlos de cerca pues allí radica nuestra capacidad para comprenderlos realmente. Observar al otro no es una acción física, con los ojos, sino una acción del alma y del corazón.
Was it two years ago, perhaps? The flowers in the royal garden were so beautiful, so I moved them to the greenhouse. But they did not bloom the following year. Only the stems grew. It was almost as if it was an act of rebellion. I assumed that it was because I uprooted them from the garden, and waited another year. But the flowers did not bloom that year, either. I grew tired of waiting and asked the gardener to look into it. He told me that this flower only blooms if it gets cold. To think that they couldn’t bloom because they were inside the warm greenhouse! Isn’t that fascinating?