Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pearl Harbor awakening

For those inclined to serendipity or perhaps more detailed research:

On Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:48 a.m., the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii with devastating effect. Then-American-president Franklin Delano Roosevelt called it "a date which will live in infamy."

In Tokyo, at the moment of the attack, it was Dec. 8, a date some Zen Buddhists associate with the enlightenment of the Buddha, and hence a great and propitious time.

1 comment:

  1. December 8th is a Holy Day in the Roman Catholic Church, celebrating the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.