Yuriko Rill

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Of course, we will pray for you. It is no burden at all.

    Times of change are difficult, and all we are asked to do is the best we can at the moment. I know that Telluria is more of a battlefield than usual right now. I have made the choice to stay out of it…but I still find myself pulled towards it and sometimes find it hard to avoid…[Read more]

  • I am sorry to be having a bit of a public monologue, but I have been thinking a bit more about this.

    While I do not know if any of the few Tellurian claims to authority are true, I tend to be a bit suspicious of them. The reason for this is that Tellurian “gods” seem to war against each other quite frequently. Even those who claim to be followers…[Read more]

  • Just a quick disclaimer.

    By citing references to the Judeo-Christian narrative, I want to be clear that I making no statements as to its authority. I am not Christian anymore, so that is not a concern of mine. I am merely using examples found there as illustrations for this discussion.

    There are no examples from our own Scriptures or from…[Read more]

  • Actually, from this perspective, one of the famous sayings of Jesus in the Christian narrative becomes really interesting, I think.

    When asked about the lawfulness of paying taxes to Caesar, Jesus said, “Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and give unto God that which is God’s.” In modern terms, this is often seen through the lens of…[Read more]

  • Well, for authority to be authority and not power, it must come from Dea. That is the symbolism present in coronations when the highest ranking clergy places the crown on the head of the monarch.

    That is why I hedged with respect to the Japanese imperial family. The imperial family used to claim that they were children of the (feminine) Sun God.…[Read more]

  • I believe I found a bit of an Exhibit B, as it were, along the same lines as Exhibit A.

    Here is a clip of full songs from the 13 Official Disney Princesses singing in (or close to) their Native Languages (in terms of their setting and stories). It is a bit long, around 30 minutes. It is really interesting to see the change over time.…[Read more]

  • Yes, perhaps I did speak a little too broadly. To be honest, I do not really know. The examples you cited could perhaps be true authority, or at least closer to true authority. I do believe that the Japanese imperial family was forced to renounce such claims after World War II, at least officially.

    It is a bit of a grey area, as you say.

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Oh that is so lovely! Thank you for telling us about it!

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Oh how very exciting! Hee…when you said you were so blonde, I expected to here a tale about ordering the wrong book, getting lost on the way to the delivery place-y, or something of the like! I think that your reaction was quite normal for any maid, blonde or brunette…..but, there may be brunette rules that I do not know about as a blonde…heee

  • I have been thinking about that too, Honored Miss Grace, and I think that what you say is probably right. If authority is unjust than it is not really authority, only power, as Dea is the only authority.

    The difficulty, I think, is that I do not think that there is any true authority in Telluria. Even in Chelouranya, we are so far from our home…[Read more]

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    Oh how exciting!

  • Oh please do not apologize for asking questions! We love questions!

    Sadly, though, I do not think that I can be of much help either. For me, learning Japanese was a huge step in my path to become more racinated. It is much, much easier (and perhaps only possible) to find modern racinated material in Japanese. Even English translations of the…[Read more]

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    That is very exciting!

  • This has been a struggle for me too, and at the moment, I am struggling with it again.

    I was a child in the 70’s in a Swedish-American family, raised by “feminists” or more accurately “pop-feminists.” I was good in school, so there was an expectation that I would have a career, and do well at it. Swedish-American culture put a high premium on…[Read more]

  • Oh yes, and the qualities/humors of the seasons referred to the metaphysical properties of the seasons as strongly as their physical properties, and are only loosely related to the respective climate of any particular geographic area.

    Hot – active/Cold – inactive
    Wet – growing and combining/Dry – dying and separating

    In the spring, life is…[Read more]

  • I am more knowledgeable about the Western system than I am about the Eastern system, I am afraid. I would like to learn more about the Eastern system. Perhaps when my Japanese is better, I will study more about them in Japanese…or that has been my plan, in any case.

    The two are different economies, I think, though, and can be likened to…[Read more]

  • Rayati Miss Amy,

    Welcome to Shining World. Please give me your loving indulgence.

    I hope you enjoy your time here.

    In Amity,
    Yuriko Rill

  • Yuriko Rill replied to the topic On Harmony in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think that perhaps one could look at the progression of Disney films through the decades to see the contrast between harmony and disharmony. That might make things a little clearer.

    The early Disney movies, such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, showed worlds that were pretty harmonious. There was still Evil, which is an integral part of…[Read more]

  • Yuriko Rill replied to the topic On Harmony in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Rayati Honored Mei-san,

    You have asked a rather big question, and I am not sure that I am the best one to answer it, but I will do my best.

    Our Scriptures tell us that, “Earth moves, Heaven is still.” Harmony is the movement and the dance that holds Earth to Heaven. “It is love that holds the stars in their courses.” Harmony is not the still…[Read more]

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