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By Robert Jay Lifton

In Japan, "hibakusha" capacity "the humans stricken by the explosion"--specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. during this vintage examine, winner of the 1969 nationwide booklet Award in technology, Lifton reviews the mental results of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this research as offering a final probability to understand--and be encouraged to avoid--nuclear warfare. This compassionate therapy is an important contribution to the atomic age.

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An officer in Tosa domain, in 1843 Sadakata was sent to Edo as part of an embassy (oreimairi) whose purpose was to thank the twelfth shogun, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, for accepting Lord Yamauchi Toyosuke’s resignation and for permitting Lord Yamauchi Toyohiro to replace him. Referring to his journey from Tosa to Edo, Sadakata chooses terms that emphasize the official character of the mission and the subordinate position of the province vis-a`-vis the hub of the Tokugawa. ”53 It is possible that such verbal choices could in fact have been conceived not by Sadakata but by his grandson Sadayoshi, who edited the original diary 26 Re-creating spaces and, in the introduction, admits to having polished his grandfather’s ­jottings.

The verses that Saikoku pilgrims inscribed on their sedge hats 34 Re-creating spaces reflect an acute awareness of such complexity, not to mention a thorough disregard for the geopolitical rationale of officialdom: Awakening from illusion, the three worlds are a palace. Originally, there is neither East nor West. Enlightenment is empty, the ten directions are empty. Where is North and [where is] South? 85 Centers of Religious Discourse As with political discourse, decentralization occurred at various levels in the sphere of the sacred.

The verses that Saikoku pilgrims inscribed on their sedge hats 34 Re-creating spaces reflect an acute awareness of such complexity, not to mention a thorough disregard for the geopolitical rationale of officialdom: Awakening from illusion, the three worlds are a palace. Originally, there is neither East nor West. Enlightenment is empty, the ten directions are empty. Where is North and [where is] South? 85 Centers of Religious Discourse As with political discourse, decentralization occurred at various levels in the sphere of the sacred.

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