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## Examples

$\left(3-x\right) \times \left( \frac{2}{3-x} \right) = \left(3-x\right) \times \left( \frac{3}{2-x} \right)$

$2 = \left( \frac{\left(3-x\right) \times 3}{2-x} \right)$

$4-2x = 9-3x \!$

$-2x+3x = 9-4 \!$

$\int_a^x \int_a^s f(y)\,dy\,ds = \int_a^x f(y)(x-y)\,dy\,$

$\sum_{m=1}^\infty\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{m^2\,n}{3^m\left(m\,3^n+n\,3^m\right)}$

$u'' + p(x)u' + q(x)u=f(x),\,\,\,x>a$

$|\bar{z}| = |z|, |(\bar{z})^n| = |z|^n, arg(z^n) = n\,arg(z)\,$

$\lim_{z\rightarrow z_0} f(z)=f(z_0)\,$

$\phi_n(\kappa) = \frac{1}{4\pi^2\kappa^2} \int_0^\infty \frac{\sin(\kappa R)}{\kappa R} \frac{\partial}{\partial R}\left[R^2\frac{\partial D_n(R)}{\partial R}\right]\,dR\,$

$\int_0^\infty x^\alpha \sin(x)\,dx = 2^\alpha \sqrt{\pi}\, \frac{\Gamma(\frac{\alpha}{2}+1)}{\Gamma(\frac{1}{2}-\frac{\alpha}{2})}\,$

$\phi_n(\kappa) = 0.033C_n^2\kappa^{-11/3},\,\,\,\frac{1}{L_0}<\!\!<\kappa<\!\!<\frac{1}{l_0}\,$

$f(x) = {a_0\over 2} + \sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n\cos({2n\pi x \over T}) + b_n\sin({2n\pi x\over T})\,$

$f(x) = \begin{cases}1 & -1 \le x < 0\\ \frac{1}{2} & x = 0\\x&0<x\le 1\end{cases}$

$\Gamma(z) = \int_0^\infty e^{-t} t^{z-1} \,dt\,$

$J_p(z) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^k\left(\frac{z}{2}\right)^{2k+p}}{k!\Gamma(k+p+1)}\,$

${}_pF_q(a_1,...,a_p;c_1,...,c_q;z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(a_1)_n\cdot\cdot\cdot(a_p)_n}{(c_1)_n\cdot\cdot\cdot(c_q)_n}\frac{z^n}{n!}\,$

$\Gamma(n+1) = n \Gamma(n), n>0\,$

$\int_0^1 \frac{1}{\sqrt{-lnx}} dx\,$

$\int_0^\infty e^{-st}t^{x-1}\,dt,\,\,\,s>0\,$

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 Stories Ma Nature Shamanism The Papalagi

 Greetings

 Why Are some icicles long Some short? -Onitsura- We are poets and sages in so far as we do not ask such questions, or rather ... in asking them we expect no answer and do not desire one. To keep things in this state of wonder and suspense, to want without desire to love deeply without attachment, this is the real part of all our living. Then the different lengths of the icicles, the different heights of wooden pilings, the difference between the sun and the moon, these things are of perpetual and never-ending surprise, for ... "A long thing is ... the Long Body of Buddha; A short thing is ... the Short Body of Buddha." -R.H.Blyth- Haiku Vol4 Autumn/Winter

<img alt="Chinese for "utilization"" src="http://www.duckdaotsu.org/2/utilization.gif" style="width: 52px; height: 16px;">

## Table Template

These are some useful templates.

To the right is an example of a Wikipedia-style country info box. Below is what it looks like raw. An explanation will be given below. Don't panic!

{| border=1 align=right cellpadding=4 cellspacing=0 width=300 style="margin: 0 0 1em 1em; background: #f9f9f9; border: 1px #aaaaaa solid; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%;"
|+ <big>'''Nombre Completo de la Nación'''</big><br> <big>'''Full name of nation'''</big>
|-
|'''Official language''' || Official language(s)
|-
|'''Capital''' || Capital
|-
|-
|-
|'''Area''' || Area
|-
|'''Population''' || Population
|-
|'''Independence''' || Date
|-
|'''Currency''' || Currency
|}

This looks quite complex, but really isn't as bad as it looks. The first line (up to font-size: 95%;") must be kept unaltered, in order to preserve uniformity.

The second line gives the header to the table. It is suggested that the last line of the header be the English translation of the name, and the first be the name in the native language(s). If a different script is used, that should be at the very top (for an example, see Japan (Rebellion of 61)). Each heading begins with <big>''' and ends with '''</big>. The <br> tag separates multiple headings.

Each data point is in the following form:
|'''Category''' || Data

And each point is sperated by
|-

Finally, the table must end with |}

To make a cell that covers two columns (as in, for example, the flag, motto, and world maps in Wikipedia's country entires - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg for an example), use a line like this:

|colspan=2 align=center | [[image:wiki.png]]

This will add the image file (in this case, our wiki's logo) to the table

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### How Strange and Marvelous!

from "The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation," by Padmasambhava, trans W. Y. Evans-Wentz, ed Stephen Mitchell, in "The Enlightened Mind," p62-64:

from "The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation," Padmasambhava, trans Evans-Wentz, p236:

It matters not what name may carelessly be applied to mind; truly mind is one, and apart from mind there is naught else. That Unique One Mind is foundationless and rootless. There is nothing else to be realized.

## The Hermit in Lore: the I Ching

The I ching or Book of Changes is an ancient Chinese literary source originating as a divination manual. It presents hexagrams accompanied by explanatory commentaries and text. Although consulted for divination, the work acquired the reputation of being a reservoir of philosophical wisdom, for which it was as widely consulted in subsequent centuries. Because this origin and transformation is pre-Confucian, the I ching provides an excellent resource not interpolated by later tradition. It has special relevance to the study of Chinese eremiticism.

Renunciation of service became a philosophical issue under Confucius, whose ethics took up the perennial issue of service to society and state versus reclusion. The Confucian concept of reclusion, it must be remembered, is still rudimentary, referring to abstention, not a hermit lifestyle. There should be no antiquarianism or historical anachronism in studying the I ching.

The I ching likely was originally consulted by government officials for making decisions. Advice to the ruler of the state is a common application of divination in all cultures, using devices such as taking of augury and astrology. But as a literary source, the I ching embodies specific modes of behavior and responses to crises. Their meanings are general, of course, even vague, but the consultant is expected to apply the established principle of the hexagram to an immediate situation. Some hexagrams advise actions which came to be understood as the origins of eremiticism, advising an "eremitic" solution.

A hexagram consists of a unit of six horizontal lines, with accompanying commentary: Judgment, Image, and Lines, the latter a descriptive meaning of each line in detail. The lines are of two sets (top and bottom) and are solid or broken into two. The sequence of the lines from lowest to highest represents a specific natural phenomenon that, in turn, suggests an interpretation relevant to the consultant.

<img src="../images/tun.gif" align="left" border="0" height="66" hspace="10" vspace="2" width="54">The most obvious hexagram relevant to the construction of a Chinese personality of eremiticism is number 33: tun or the pinyin dun. Here the hexagram represents "retreat." The original sense suggests caution and the avoidance of danger, as in a military situation, but the commentary universalizes the context to human affairs in general. Retreat is not cowardice or flight. Retreat is perspicacious, the wise perception of when to abandon the field  (of battle, social engagement, etc.). The commentary for Judgment is more specific:

Mountain under heaven: the image of retreat.
Thus the superior man keeps the inferior at a distance,
Not angrily but with reserve.



The mountain and the firmament part of retreat from one another. The wise man ("superior" as heaven, embodying wisdom) rises above the inferior man ("inferior" as mountain). He keeps distance because the mountain can never reach him, neither in the psychological nor physical sense. The wise man's retreat is not motivated by hatred or anger but dignity. The mountain reaches a standstill, while the heavens ascend ever indefinitely.

The I ching further analyzes each line of the hexagram. The top line retreats, representing a period of danger or precariousness. The commentary advises inaction (the famous wu-wei of later Taoism).

At the tail in retreat.
This is dangerous.
One must not wish to undertake anything.



The second line from the top means:




He holds him fast with yellow ox hide.
No one can tear him loose.




The color yellow signifies "middle." The inferior man is held fast by strong ox hide, hence bound by duty. The inferior man presses the superior and does not allow the latter to go, as in the Judgment statement.

Line three:

   A halted retreat
Is nerve-wracking and dangerous.

To retain people as men and maid servants
Brings good fortune.

During the dangerous retreat, it is advised to take care of clinging servants. Obviously, the advise is addressed to men at court, of some means, who have run into trouble with the court ethos. By naming servants as a distinct group which the consultant should not abandon in hardheartedness as he withdraws from the court, it becomes clear that the inferior men are not the servants but those who gentlemen who serve the emperor and officials. This passage may reflect charity or pragmatism. The clinging inferiors of line two are no longer here.

Line 4:




Voluntary retreat brings good fortune to the superior man
And downfall to the inferior man.




This line reemphasizes the superior man's disposition as positive and marked by integrity. He is not forced to retreat but chooses a wiser more dignified way. His absence will further plunge the inferior onto downfall, already anticipated by the superior.

Line 5:




Friendly retreat.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

This line confirms that the timing of the retreat allows for an amicable resolution between superior and inferior, despite the danger referred to in an earlier commentary. The superior must be firm in conviction, nevertheless, to achieve the desired outcome.

Line 6:

Cheerful retreat
Everything serves to further.



Circumstances for retreat are now clear and a mood of cheerfulness can be entertained. Such a clarity establishes success for the path ahead.

The thirty-third hexagram has been detailed because it so irrefutably establishes an ethos of reclusion so early in ancient China. Though the contexts deals with civil service in a literal sense, and cannot be presumed to establish a universal motive for eremiticism, this hexagram does lay out the circumstances necessary for an eremiticism of the future. Chinese eremiticism would thus, in this and the immediate Confucian period that follows, be characterized by a highly-principled social criteria, namely, the individual's capacity to reject social and civic norms in favor of personal integrity and freedom.

Here are other hexagrams indirectly confirming and extending the concepts of the third-third:

1. The Creative (Ch'ien or qian)
2. The Receptive (k'un),
6. Conflict (Sung or song)
18. Work on What has been Spoiled (Ku or gu)
36. Darkening of the light (Ming I or mingyi)
52. Keeping Still, Mountains (Ken or gen)
60. Limitation (Chieh or jie)

Each develops a perspective on the concept of reclusion, all within the context of government service. Exploring the I ching from this historical angle is a refreshing experience. As a conclusion, the commentary on line six of hexagram 18 (Ku) is unambiguous and aptly describes the earliest philosophy of wisdom as reclusion, and the wise man as recluse:

He does not serve kings and princes,
Sets himself higher goals.

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