A tale of two continents by Abraham Pais

By Abraham Pais

The writer of a hugely acclaimed biorgaphy of Einstein, sophisticated is the Lord, Pais writes engagingly for a common viewers. He movingly descibes his interval of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland (he ended the battle in a Gestapo criminal) sooner than taking inventory of his existence in the United States, fairly within the newly prepared Institute for complicated learn in Princeton, then directed via the intense and arguable physicist Robert Oppenheimer. Pais new and labored with a number of the greats of twentieth-century physics, and he relates many desirable tales approximately Oppenheimer, Einstein, Bohr, Sakharov, Dirac, Heisenberg, and von Neumann, in addition to approximately non-scientists like Chaim Weizmann, George Kennan, Erwin Panofsky, and Pablo Casals. His enthusiasm approximately technological know-how and lifestyles generally pervades a publication that's either a memoir and a historical past of technological know-how.

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But it is precisely all this that 6baku is unteaching Rihzai. To teach Zen means to unteach ; to see life steadily and see it whole, the answer not divided from the question; no parrying, dodging, countering, solving, changing the words; an activity which is a physical and spiritual unity with All-Activity. This was the piece of work that Rinzai did which satisfied 6baku. THE CAS E e������, �-�A, ���m�, �A��A��. � - B ��. m��, oo���, ��MA. �A�, W' ��� A�. ��*����, �tt�W. ��A�, *�rr�A, � 1t�*��, ��fJ'�, �1t�*.

This is the question solved by Rinzai when beaten by his master 6baku, and J6shii 6. It is difficult, at first, to understand this kind �ins either crazy or mere play-acting. -"t. Hyakujo seems to be praising Joshii of Th ing, which for his "dejection," that Is, for his looking frightened, irrespective of enlightenment or unenlightenment. 8. Huangpo, died 850. 9. " to. This is the pleasure of recognition, mutual recognition of their BUddha-nature. 20 Case I probably asked it ironically. " Joshii leaned forward with the appearance of not hearing what Rinzai had said.

This is greatness and simplicity indeed. " (No) In the Sayings of Joshu, �;mffi�, from which this Case seems to be taken, we have a much fuller account. M�, �T����m�. m�, �· ��, g��m, W�� �. �T����' W�, m������· ���m, �T ����m�. W�, �. *. W�, �Jlijtn�· A monk asked Joshii whether a dog had the Buddha nature or not. " The monk said, "You say 'Yes' but 15. We may translate, "Has this dog... 1" It is quite possible that the dog 'was present in the flesh. 16. "Ignorance" in Buddhism, means false, supposititious knowl­ edge.

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