“Sairyou” 【kanji: 才量】【rōmaji: さいりょう】 means wisdom and magnanimity; witty intelligence and large-mindedness.1
“Me” 【kanji: 目】【rōmaji: め】 means eye; insight; experience.2
Before you accuse me of being an egomaniac: it’s not about me; it’s about you, me, all of us. Only by sharing each other’s experiences can we attain collective wisdom far greater than any one of us could ever possess.
Books and the internet are full of random bits of wisdom handed to us by the world’s greatest minds. Reading them, however, is only the first step. To attain wisdom, we must transform this randomness—borrowing words from BuddhaNet—”from simple intellectual facts to real personal facts.” We must change this knowledge “from mere book-learning to real living experience.”
Sairyou.me is an attempt at doing just that; to take random bits from the cloud, to understand them through the eyes of this Buddhist left-libertarian writer, and to send them back into the cloud—in a continuous circle.
But equally, if not more, important are your insight and experience. This is why I delve into blogs—including yours—and refer to them where appropriate. This is why your comments are most appreciated. There’s a “you” and a “me” in this blog’s name.
When we talk about a story, the author and the reader have equal rights to access that text. You don’t have to admire me as an author. We are equal. It’s a very democratic world, the world of narrative.
— Haruki Murakami
I sincerely hope we can benefit from each other’s experiences.
1. Source: tanoshiijapanese.com.↩
2. Source: jisho.org.↩
3. An online literary magazine which publishes short stories written by aspiring Indonesian writers.↩
4. The leading Australian-Indonesian magazine.↩