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We must learn from the lessons of history the wisdom for our future.
More than one hundred years ago, vast colonies possessed mainly by the Western powers stretched out across the world.
With their overwhelming supremacy in technology, waves of colonial rule surged toward Asia in the 19th century.
There is no doubt that the resultant sense of crisis drove Japan forward to achieve modernization.
Japan built a constitutional government earlier than any other nation in Asia.
The country preserved its independence throughout.
The Japan-Russia War gave encouragement to many people under colonial rule from Asia to Africa.
After World War I, which embroiled the world, the movement for self-determination gained momentum and put brakes on colonization that had been underway.
It was a horrible war that claimed as many as ten million lives.
With a strong desire for peace stirred in them, people founded the League of Nations and brought forth the General Treaty for Renunciation of War.
There emerged in the international community a new tide of outlawing war itself.
At the beginning, Japan, too, kept steps with other nations.
However, with the Great Depression setting in and the Western countries launching economic blocs by involving colonial economies, Japan's economy suffered a major blow.
In such circumstances, Japan's sense of isolation deepened and it attempted to overcome its diplomatic and economic deadlock through the use of force.
Its domestic political system could not serve as a brake to stop such attempts.
In this way, Japan lost sight of the overall trends in the world.
With the Manchurian Incident, followed by the withdrawal from the League of Nations, Japan gradually transformed itself into a challenger to the new international order that the international community sought to establish after tremendous sacrifices.
Japan took the wrong course and advanced along the road to war.
And, seventy years ago, Japan was defeated.
On the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, I bow my head deeply before the souls of all those who perished both at home and abroad.
I express my feelings of profound grief and my eternal, sincere condolences.
More than three million of our compatriots lost their lives during the war: on the battlefields worrying about the future of their homeland and wishing for the happiness of their families; in remote foreign countries after the war, in extreme cold or heat, suffering from starvation and disease.
Also in countries that fought against Japan, countless lives were lost among young people with promising futures.
In China, Southeast Asia, the Pacific islands and elsewhere that became the battlefields, numerous innocent citizens suffered and fell victim to battles as well as hardships such as severe deprivation of food.
We must never forget that there were women behind the battlefields whose honour and dignity were severely injured.
Upon the innocent people did our country inflict immeasurable damage and suffering.
What is done cannot be undone.
Each and every one of them had his or her life, dream, and beloved family.
When I squarely contemplate this obvious fact, even now, I find myself speechless and my heart is rent with the utmost grief.
The peace we enjoy today exists only upon such precious sacrifices.
And therein lies the origin of postwar Japan.
We must never again repeat the devastation of war.
Incident, aggression, war -- we shall never again resort to any form of the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes.
We shall abandon colonial rule forever and respect the right of self-determination of all peoples throughout the world.
With deep repentance for the war, Japan made that pledge.
Upon it, we have created a free and democratic country, abided by the rule of law, and consistently upheld that pledge never to wage a war again.
While taking silent pride in the path we have walked as a peace-loving nation for as long as seventy years, we remain determined never to deviate from this steadfast course.
Japan has repeatedly expressed the feelings of deep remorse and heartfelt apology for its actions during the war.
In order to manifest such feelings through concrete actions, we have engraved in our hearts the histories of suffering of the people in Asia as our neighbours: those in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines, and Taiwan, the Republic of Korea and China, among others; and we have consistently devoted ourselves to the peace and prosperity of the region since the end of カードゲーム アメリカ 国旗 星座占い 子供 war.
Such position articulated by the previous cabinets will remain unshakable into the future.
However, no matter what kind of efforts we may make, the sorrows of those who lost their family members and the painful memories of those who underwent immense sufferings by the destruction of war will never be healed.
Thus, we must take to heart the following.
The fact that more than six million Japanese repatriates managed to come home safely after the war from various parts of the Asia-Pacific and became the driving force behind Japan's postwar reconstruction; the fact that nearly three thousand Japanese children left behind in China were able to grow up there and set foot on the soil of their homeland again; and the fact that former POWs of the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia and other nations have visited Japan for many years to continue praying for the souls of the war dead on both sides.
How much emotional struggle must have existed and what great efforts must have been necessary for the Chinese people who underwent all the sufferings of the war and for the former POWs who experienced unbearable sufferings caused by the Japanese military in order for them to be so tolerant nevertheless?
That is what we must turn our thoughts to reflect upon.
Thanks to such manifestation of tolerance, Japan was able to return to the international community in the postwar era.
Taking this opportunity of the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, Japan would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to all https://casinobonusgamesonline.com/79/5186.html nations and all the people who made every see more for reconciliation.
In Japan, the postwar generations now exceed eighty per cent of its population.
We must not let our children, grandchildren, and even further generations to come, who have nothing to do with that war, be predestined to apologize.
Still, even so, we Japanese, across generations, must squarely face the history of the past.
We have the responsibility to inherit the past, in all humbleness, and pass it on to the future.
Our parents' and grandparents' generations were able to survive in a devastated land in sheer poverty after the war.
The future they brought about is the one our current generation inherited and the one we will hand down to the next generation.
Together with the tireless efforts of our predecessors, this has only been possible through the goodwill and assistance extended to us that transcended hatred by a truly large number of countries, such as the United States, Australia, and European nations, which Japan had fiercely fought against as enemies.
We must pass this down from generation to generation into the future.
We have the great responsibility to take the lessons of history deeply into our hearts, to carve out a better future, and to make all possible efforts for the peace and prosperity of Asia and the world.
We will engrave in our hearts the past, when Japan attempted to break its deadlock with force.
Upon this reflection, Japan will continue to firmly uphold the principle that any disputes must be settled peacefully and diplomatically based on the respect for the rule of law and not through the use of force, and to reach out to other countries in the world to do the same.
As the only country to have ever suffered the devastation of atomic bombings during war, Japan will fulfil its responsibility in the international community, aiming at the non-proliferation and ultimate abolition of nuclear weapons.
We will engrave in our hearts the past, when the dignity and honour of many women were severely injured during wars in the 20th century.
Upon this reflection, Japan wishes to be a country always at the side of such women's injured hearts.
Japan will lead the world in making the 21st century an era in which women's human rights are not infringed upon.
We will engrave in our hearts the past, when forming economic blocs made the seeds of conflict thrive.
Upon this reflection, Japan will continue to develop a free, fair and open international economic system that will not be influenced by the arbitrary intentions of any nation.
We will strengthen assistance for developing countries, and lead the world toward further prosperity.
Prosperity is the very foundation for peace.
Japan will make even greater efforts to fight against poverty, which also serves as a hotbed of violence, and to provide opportunities for medical services, education, and self-reliance to all the people in the world.
We will engrave in our hearts the past, when Japan ended up becoming a challenger to the international order.
Heading toward the 80th, the 90th and the centennial anniversary of the end of the war, we are determined to create such a Japan together with the Japanese people.
We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies then ever, but have less communication; We have become long on quantity, but short on quality.
These are times of fast foods but slow digestion; Tall men but short character; Steep profits but shallow relationships.
It's a time when there is much in the window, but nothing in the room.
Addressing the Class of 2014, Zoketsu Norman Fischer, a Zen Buddhist priest and poet, urged Stanford graduates to cultivate regular spiritual practices to survive the difficult human journey of life with their "hearts intact" and their "love generous and bright.
But a spiritual practice is useless.
It doesn't address any of those concerns.
It's a practice that we do to touch our lives beyond all concerns — to reach beyond our lives to their source.
He said spiritual practices come from love, encourage love and produce more love.
They require imagination and are unlimited in their variety.
You could just walk quietly on the Earth as a spiritual practice.
You could gaze at the landscape or the sea or the sky.
A little tip: If you're ever in trouble, look up at the sky for a few minutes and you'll feel better.
Or you could practice gratitude, he said.
He recommended that the first thing graduates do each morning is "train yourself to close your eyes, just be quiet for a moment, and say softly to yourself the word 'grateful,' and see what comes into your mind.
When you get there, what in the world are you going to do?
What is really worthwhile and what is just a distraction — no matter how much people tell you it's not?
This is not a simple thing.
You're going to have to figure these things out.
Nobody but you can do that.
In between there was an invocation, "A Prayer of the Ojibway Nation"; a benediction; and two readings: "I Have Learned So Much," by Hafiz of Shiraz, and a Zen-inspired translation of Psalm 124 by Fischer.
Stanford Talisman, a student a cappella group, performed two songs, "Wanting Memories," a song of the African diaspora, and "One by One," a Xhosa song that was inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement.
I am honored to be here this morning with all of you.
It is, literally, awesome to see?
I have no idea why I am here, but I feel quite lucky to have the chance to reflect, to muse, to ponder with you at this important moment in your lives.
A moment is a moment.
It is a long while since I have been a university student.
I enjoyed that time in my life immensely.
It was full and it was exiting, a time almost completely devoted to study and exploration of life's big questions, with a little fun thrown in, and powerful friendships, and, yes, a certain amount of misery and angst.
College is a privilege, but it is not necessarily the easiest time of life.
As with all other times of life?
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But time passes and you forget.
These days when I go to university campuses, which I do from time to time, I feel as if I were in heaven.
I imagine that heaven must be exactly like a university campus?
A university is by definition a place of promise?
Because of what you have received?
And this means not only great things for yourselves: You are expected to do great things for others, and for the world.
We all have high hopes for you, probably higher hopes than you have for yourselves.
To grow old is to gradually cease to understand the times in which you live.
So we are placing our trust and our hope in you.
No pressure, of course.
But the promise of the future really is yours.
And yet the truth is, it is not going to be so easy to survive your promising life.
For one thing, there are a lot of promising young people out there?
With so much competition, and so much anxiety about that competition, it is possible that success, if it comes, will not come easily.
It is also of course possible that success will not come?
It is also possible that success comes, and you do find it meaningful and satisfying?
And that later, the state and pace and social implications of the successful and ambitious life you will have lived will wear you down, and you'll find yourself tired and bewildered.
It's also possible that as time stretches on your personal relationships will not work out as you had hoped, your sense of yourself will not hold up to scrutiny, that there will be disappointments and setbacks, acknowledged and unacknowledged?
It's possible too that, as you move through the decades, it will become increasingly difficult for you to maintain the idealism and the hopefulness you have today.
It's possible that one day you will find yourself wondering what you have been doing all these years, and who you have become.
It's possible the life you wanted and have built will not be as you'd expected it to be.
It's possible that the world you wanted and hoped to improve will not improve.
Anyway, you will keep busy, you will have things to do.
And you will try not to notice such feelings.
You will try to deny any despair or disappointment or discouragement or boredom you may be feeling two, five, ten, fifteen, or twenty years from today.
And probably you will be able?
But only more or less.
I am sorry to say all these things to you on such a wonderful day and in such a beautiful place as this.
I realize that baccalaureate speeches are supposed to be bright, uplifting, and encouraging.
The folks at Stanford who invited me to speak today sent me links to previous baccalaureate talks so I would know how they usually go.
The speeches I looked at were wonderful?
So, yes, I too intend to say something bright and encouraging.
But I thought I would be more convincing if I were also realistic.
And it is realistic to say that your lives from now on are likely not going to be entirely smooth sailing.
The truth is, it takes a great deal of fortitude and moral strength to sustain a worthwhile, happy, and virtuous human life over time in the world as it actually is.
OK, here is the uplifting part: Your life isn't and has never been about you.
It isn't and has never been about what you accomplish, how successful you are or are not, how much money you make, what sort of position you ascend to, or even about your family, your associations, your various communities, or how much good you do for others or the world at large.
Your life, like mine, and like everyone else's, has always been about one thing: love.
Who are you, really?
Where did you come from?
Why were you born?
When this short human journey is over, where are you going?
What is the purpose and the point of it all?
Not even your Nobel Prize-winning professors know the answers to these questions, the inevitable, unavoidable, human questions.
None of us knows the answers.
All we know is that we are here for a while before we are gone, and that we are here together.
The only thing that makes sense and that is completely real is love.
Love is the only answer.
This is no mystery?
Whether your destiny is to have a large loving family or to have no partner and no family?
And when you dedicate yourself to love, to trying your best to be kind and to benefit everyone you meet?
As I promised, this is uplifting?
How do you love?
How do you make love real in your life?
This doesn't happen by itself.
It takes attention, it takes commitment, continuity, effort.
It won't come automatically, it won't come from wishing or from believing or assuming.
You are going to have to figure out how to not get distracted by your personal this web page, by your success or your lack of success, by your カードゲーム アメリカ 国旗 星展銀行 hk express, your desires, your suffering, your various interests, and keep your eye on the ball of love even as, inevitably, you juggle all the rest of it.
To find and develop love you have to firmly commit yourself to love.
And you have to have a way, a path, a practice, for cultivating love throughout your lifetime, come what may.
Love isn't a just feeling.
It is an overarching attitude and spirit.
It's a way of life.
It's a daily activity.
In my life I have cultivated love through a path of spiritual practice, a life of meditation and study and reflection.
I think you also will need a path of spiritual practice.
You also will need some kind of religious life if you are going to survive this difficult human journey with your heart intact and your love generous and bright.
A spiritual or a religious life doesn't need to look like what we have so far thought of as a spiritual life.
The world now is too various and connected for the old paths to work.
Not that the old paths are outmoded?
But they need to be re-formatted, re-configured, for our lives as they are now.
And above all, they need to be open and tolerant, transparent and porous rather than opaque, and expansive rather than exclusive.
A spiritual life can and should be much more lively and various and interesting than we have previously imagined.
To investigate at the deepest possible level the human heart and the purposes of a human life that is essentially connected at all points to and with others and the planet Earth can be?
There are a million ways to approach it.
But the main thing is, I think, that go here need some commitment, some discipline?
The most important characteristic?
That is, it is an activity that has no other practical purpose than to connect you to your heart and to your highest and most mysterious purpose?
We do so many things for so many good reasons?
But a spiritual practice is useless?
It is a practice that we do to touch our lives beyond all concerns?
For me that practice is and has been for a long time sitting in silence.
That's a good one; maybe it will also be good for you.
I certainly recommend it to everyone?
But there are many others.
Whether or not you believe in God you can pray.
You can contemplate spiritual texts or art, poetry, or sacred music.
You can walk quietly on the Earth.
You can gaze at the landscape or the sea or sky.
And there are many other such useless practices you can devise or invent.
You could practice gratitude?
You could practice that right now… Or you could practice giving?
Or you could practice kind speech?
Not just speaking from your own side.
Or you could practice beneficial action, committing yourself to intentionally acting with a spirit of benefiting others, of being of some use to others, in whatever way you can, even stupid ways that seem not to be useful or beneficial but could be if you intend them to be.
For instance, you can practice benefiting others by wiping sink counters in public restrooms, or in your own kitchen.
Wiping counters with a spirit of beneficial action?
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Even if the meal is for yourself, you can benefit yourself with the good food, that you paid close attention to when you prepared it, because one's self, truly and kindly understood, is also another.
Or you could practice identity action?
Inevitably whatever you do involves others and the whole world, this Earth we live on, its life-giving sunlight and plants and animals.
So that every action we ever take involves others and a world of support.
You could notice that whenever you do anything.
Or you could practice compassion?
We all want to avoid pain, to make it disappear.
But when it's impossible to make the pain disappear you can go toward it rather than running away?
I could go on and on.
Spiritual practices are unlimited?
They come from love, they encourage love, and they produce love.
When you do them over time you find that you are living in a world full of love.
And for your life and for our lives collectively in the times to come we are going to need love?
In good times, love is lovely.
Nothing can be better.
And in hard times, love is necessary.
It turns tragedy into opportunity?
A while ago my friend Fenton Johnson, who is a wonderful novelist and writer and professor of literature, and a lifelong spiritual practitioner?
He wrote, "If I were giving such an address I'd talk about the mystery of life, how one can and should lay great plans, but how life has its own ebb and flow, and our first duty is to be present to that ebb and flow, to realize that failure and success are social conceptions that can be useful but that in their conventional definitions have little to do with what really matters, which is the study and practice of virtue.
Like me, he was also a Zen Buddhist priest.
As a poet and a spiritual practitioner, he couldn't do anything other than search.
His genius was that he could express the seriousness of his search while maintaining not only his sense of humor and play?
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So please do seriously think about it?
Today you are closing the door on one life and opening the door to another.
Today you fall out of heaven.
Where will you land?
What will you do there?
What is really worthwhile and what is just distraction?
You are the only one who can ask and answer these questions.
So I am saluting you this morning?
Several solar observatories watched the comet throughout this closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion.
While the fate of the comet is not yet established, it is likely that it did not survive the trip.
The comet grew faint while within both the view of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory, and the joint European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
The comet was not visible at all in NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
A white plus sign shows where the Comet should have appeared to SDO.
This image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the sun, but no Comet ISON was seen.
A white plus sign shows where the Comet should have appeared.
It is likely that the comet did not survive the trip.
Steve was among the greatest of American innovators - brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet's most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity.
By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun.
And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike.
Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last.
Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary.
And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.
Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve's wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.
Re-entry is expected late Friday, Sept.
Solar activity is no longer the major factor in the satellite's rate of descent.
The satellite's orientation or configuration apparently has changed, and that is now slowing its descent.
There is a low probability any debris that survives re-entry will land in the United States, but the possibility cannot be discounted because of this changing rate of descent.
It is still too early to predict the time and location of re-entry with any certainty, but predictions will become more refined in the next 12 to 18 hours.
Re-entry is expected between 11 p.
During that time period, the satellite will be passing over Canada, Africa and Australia, as well as vast areas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.
The risk to public safety is very remote.
Re-entry is expected between 11:45 p.
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The risk to public safety is very remote.
Re-entry was expected between 11:45 p.
During that time period, the satellite was passing over Canada and Africa, as well as vast areas of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans.
The risk to public safety was very remote.
NASA is working to confirm the re-entry location and time and will provide an update shortly.
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