Opinion: 9
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Samurai Contra Oprah

Thus spoke the Samurai to the Celebrity…

Are hurricanes really global warming? Or has politics captured science and turned nature to an omen?

Wisdom. From Hagakure, from the ancient land of tsunamis: there is no such thing as a natural disaster. There are only recurring phenomenon.

When something extraordinary happens, it is foolish to call it ‘mysterious’ and claim that it is a harbinger of future catastrophes.
Lunar and solar eclipses, comets, banner clouds, falling stars, snow in the sixth month, and lightning in the twelfth month are phenomena that occur every 50 or 100 years. They transpire because of transitions in the balance of yin and yang…
Bad things seem to happen whenever strange phenomena occur simply because people think of peculiarities such as banner clouds as ill omens. In their hearts they wait for something calamitous to happen, which actually augurs disaster.