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When the Mongol hordes of China threatened a second attempt at invading and conquering Japan, the priests of all the religious sects prayed feverishly to avert the calamity; but the regent Tokimune, who was a practising Zen adherent, remained calm, firm, and imperturbable, merely waiting on events. The invasion came but failed, defeated by a providential typhoon.


-- Notebooks Category 12: Reflections > Chapter 6: The Profane and The Profound > # 83






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