Sunmark Publishing Rights Highlights
and NEWS Mail--March 2017 Issue
Happy Valentine’s to you all—
As someone who’s very fond of quotations, I’d like to share some great ones about love to celebrate this special day.
Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new.
-Ursula K. Le Guin
There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.
Where there is great love, there are always wishes.
We tend to forget, but it will be very nice if we can show our love and appreciation to others every day in our life.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
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We’ll attend the London Book Fair in March
Two of our staff members will visit the London Book Fair in March. The last few years we had skipped the London Fair, so we’re very excited to have this opportunity to visit there again. We definitely need new titles for our future translation works, and also we’d love to introduce our new titles to publishers and agents of the world. See you all there!
254 pages / October 2016 / 1,600 yen (w/o tax)
If you direct your attention to “the perfect circle,” all of your worries will disappear.
There is no such thing as a crescent moon. The moon only appears that way because of the angle at which the sun’s light hits it. Its real shape is a perfect circle, with no missing sections. Are you also only perceiving yourself and other people in sections, rather than as a whole? If you direct your attention to things in their “entirety” (answers), then the crescent moon (problems) will begin to vanish. This worldview and the counseling provided by the author have changed the lives of 150,000 people over the last 25 years.
A message from the author:
“Everybody possesses the spirit of the full moon, in other words, ‘a perfect circle,’ deep in their heart. It is in all of us, and is waiting to be realized and utilized. Imagine what would happen if we could all make use of this inner strength. Our families, our businesses, Japanese society, and all conflicts throughout the world would all improve dramatically. Don’t you think everybody would be much happier if everything went well? Even when temporary misfortunes come our way, don’t you think it will help to have this new sense of awareness?” (From the epilogue)
– Your pain and troubles are caused by your “crescent moon”
– How do you drink a beer when you don’t have a bottle opener?
– Stop using your mind to understand the world, and your full moon will appear
– Are all of your shots holes-in-one?
– You desire happiness because you aren’t happy
– It only takes seconds to identify the “perfect circle”
– Are you only looking at the same picture continuously?
– Seeing a child’s “full moon”
– How to let go of things that are difficult to let go of
– If you know the answers ahead of time, problems disappear
– Exercises for identifying a “full moon”
– Rules that exceed “The rules of cause and effect” and “The rules of the mirror”
– Life is supposed to have happy endings
I was surprised when author Yasuyuki Sato said, “Trying to think that way means you don’t think that way”. He also said, “telling yourself you will achieve a goal in three years means that you won’t actually achieve anything until three years has passed. Shouldn’t you just achieve your goals now?” These words were hard-hitting, and they sank in. We filled this book with similar realizations. Here I have a question for you. How is a lighthouse able to illuminate far stretches of the ocean’s surface and our path both at the same time? The answer to this question is on page 207.
128 pages / January 2017 / 1,200 yen (w/o tax)
Why have 90% of readers been brought to tears by this book? The moving story that sold over 1 million copies has been resurrected! Recommended by Kyocera Honorary Chairman Kazuo Inamori!
“‘Your life is just like a mirror which reflects what’s in your heart’ is the message that has the power to encourage many people.”
A housewife named Eiko, who was pained by seeing her son being bullied, learned from a consultant about the golden rule called “The Rule of Mirror.” The application of this practice enabled a dramatic reconciliation with her father after many years of difficulty and helped solve her son’s problems with bullying.
“I cried out loud for the first time in a while.”
“I profoundly appreciated my parents.”
“I was able to forgive people whom I couldn’t forgive before.”
The Rule of Mirror, the million-seller that made waves, is back in print after 10 years. This story is just as relevant now as ever. The well-received commentary about parent–child relationships has also been largely revised and improved. The updates make this the truly completed version of this work.
◎The Rule of Mirror
◎ An explanation and postscript on how to bring happiness into your life
・Don’t just be impressed by the stories
・Life is a mirror that reflects the soul
・What difficult problems teach you
・What is true forgiveness?
・What to do before forgiving
・People who cannot disconnect themselves from their parents
I was given the opportunity to work once again on the book I edited 10 years ago. The hardest part this time was the cover design. After the book was once published, it was hard to design a new cover. But with the help of the same designer I worked with 10 years ago, we were able to come up with a full version that represents the complete work appropriately. The commentary, which has doubled in volume, is excellent. It’s a must-read even for those who have read the previous version.