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“If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence”
We are fascinated by intelligence, or more precisely intelligences.
The great Tao Master Lao Tzu shows a similar fascination in his writing “Tao te Ching: The Book of the Way”. As the origin of Taoism, this masterpiece is a source of constant consideration and thoughtfulness for us, giving us so much to consider, such is the brilliance of a phrase.
Throughout this blog, we will be referring back to the Tao te Ching on various occasions, and will readily invite readers to participate to our ongoing and live debate about the works of Lao Tzu and others.
In many ways, this is the wonderment in itself; the ultimate paradox.
Whilst there may be pleasure and enjoyment in analysing the words of the Master, there is also the notion that we should not try and…
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Seo writes: The Enso is one of the most prevalent images of Zen art, and it has become a kind of symbol of the clean and strong Japanese aesthetic. It has been subject to a rich variety of interpretations-seen as everything from a rice cake to a symbol of infinity. But regardless of how it is understood, the enso is above all the expression of the mind of the artist who brushes it. It is said that the state of the Zen practitioner can be clearly read in his or her execution of the circle
The follwing are a selection of ensos that chose me as I browsed through google images this morning……
…….The beauty of each enso lies in the distinctive characteristics that the calligrapher brings out to shine through. An enso is not just the line and…
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