All about Wa
May 11, 2004 10:12 AM   Subscribe

Researching the Way of Wa
The 1400 year-old Japanese concept of "Wa" is derived from the ancient meaning of peace and harmony. When applied to business practices, it incorporates mutual trust between management and labor, harmonious... relations among employees on all levels...
I continued forward to learn of Wa Shin Ryu, "the system that harmonizes the spirit," which I followed onward to Toki no Wa. Only then did I know that "I will see you again where the loops of time touch together."
posted by mcgraw (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Learnt I that "Toki no Wa” means "Ring of Time."
Time is not a Cube, but a Loop.

To move in circles, I studied the Emerald Tablets of Hermes and the words of the ancient Egyptian god, Thoth:

"List ye, O man, to the depth of my wisdom... In that space where time exists not, faintly I sensed the guardians of cycles. Move they only through angles... Only the circle will give ye protection, save from the claws of the DWELLER in ANGLES."

Just beyond the Emerald Tablets, found that I had come full circle.
posted by mcgraw at 10:16 AM on May 11, 2004

Lest we forget, the Japanese also apply the concept of Wa to besoboru.
posted by vito90 at 10:19 AM on May 11, 2004

vito, I loved that book.
posted by chicobangs at 10:27 AM on May 11, 2004

This is a brilliant post. I have always thought of time, creation, energy...I guess everything, as circular. Tieing the Japanese concept of Wa to the Thoth tablets is a particularly beautiful roundabout.

Thanks, mcgraw...for reminding me to stop thinking in straight lines and to revalue the curve.
posted by dejah420 at 4:39 PM on May 11, 2004

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