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What is the English translation of this Japanese poem or phrase

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What is the English translation of this Japanese poem or phrase: Tsune higoro, Budo izuko to tazunureba. Waga kokoro nizo tazune irikeru. It has to do with Budo, or study of the Japanese martial arts
Submitted: 7 years ago.
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Expert:  Cher replied 7 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for your interesting question.

This can be translated as follows:

"I often ask myself where/how to find the path of Budo, but it is actually within my own mind/heart."


Another translation with slightly different phrasing can be:


"When you look into your own soul, you will find the path of Budo."


This is in the style of old "Tanka", a type of poem that is slightly longer than a Haiku.


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Best wishes,

Edited by Cher on 6/7/2010 at 3:29 AM EST
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