Ate or eight


“The sense of love should not like coffee, which only gives pleasure to the enjoy. But it must be like oranges which not only give pleasure but also freshness.”   Isra

Elephant (8 letter word)

“No one in the world needs an elephant tusk but an elephant”. Thomas Schmidt

“I have spent hours and hours watching elephants, and to come to understand what emotional creatures they are…it’s not just a species facing extinction, it’s massive individual suffering.” Mike Bond

Number 8

“Fall down seven times. stand up eight” ( Nana korobi, ya oki). Japanese Proverb 

Any idea about the meaning of this proverb?

This Japanese proverb confirms the Japanese concept of resilience.

There are no quick fixes in life, and the only way to accept failure is, stick to the task make a persistent effect till you reach success. It reminds me of the ‘Never give up’ spirit.

At the same time be helpful and compassionate.

This proverb relates to our attitude towards ‘failure’.

Life is never kind to you. It always knocks you down. But get up, be persistent and try to achieve what you attempted. It’s perseverance. 

“My laziness is exactly as the number 8. If it lays down, it becomes infinitive” Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s – CFFC- Ate or Eight. Photo challenge.


10 thoughts on “Ate or eight

  1. Hi, Doc, I have a friend who does sword fighting (can’t remember what it’s called, I always think jousting, but that’s not it!) and has this proverb tattooed in Japanese on his arm. Resilience is such an important part of life! Thanks for sharing this thought provoking post. Hope your weekend is going well. 🌞

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