By Thich Nhat Hanh
International well-known Zen grasp Thich Nhat Hanh has encouraged hundreds of thousands of readers within the perform of conscious dwelling. by no means ahead of, in spite of the fact that, have his calligraphy works of art, both popular, been to be had in e-book shape. This second is stuffed with Wonders collects greater than 60 full-color works of art via the cherished determine in a richly textured hardcover package deal. As appealing as they're inspirational, the ink-rendered words supply eloquent distillations of Buddhist knowledge, resembling "Peace is each step," "Be unfastened the place you are," and "Smile to the cloud on your tea"—seemingly basic sayings that resonate with that means. Interspersed through the ebook are iconic passages from his best-known teachings, published on semi-transparent overlays that faintly vague, then light up, the works of art underneath. instantaneously a device for private development and a visible treasure, This second is filled with Wonders will pride religious seekers of all backgrounds.
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He found that the ultimate cause of suffering is ignorance and delusive desires based on that ignorance. This ignorance is mumyō in Japanese, avidyā in Sanskrit. ” Mumyō means that we cannot see the reality of life. As we try to fulfill our desires, we do things that are good or bad. As a result of our deeds, we transmigrate through the various realms of samsara and we suffer. This is the teaching of causality based on our karmic deeds. Our desires and the actions that arise from them are based on our ignorance.
This is living in vow. 12 This is a poem about vow. I also found his original poem in Japanese. When I read it closely, I saw that it is a lucid explanation of the four noble truths. The first stanza expresses the truth of suffering. ” This is the reality of our lives. In Japanese this stanza reads, Hito ga dame da to ieba / gakkarishite so dana to omoi / Hito ga iinda to ieba hashaide so o nanda to omou. The phrases he used for “possible” and “impossible” are dame da and iinda. ” We encounter many such judgments in our lives.
In this context “one” means absolute. In the chapter of Shōbōgenzō titled “Zammai ō zammai,” Dōgen Zenji writes: That which directly goes beyond the whole world is kekkafuza (full-lotus sitting). It is what is most venerable in the house of the buddhas and ancestors. That which kicks away the heads of non-Buddhists and demons and enables us to be inhabitants of the innermost room of the house of the buddhas and ancestors is kekkafuza. Only this practice transcends the pinnacle of the buddhas and ancestors.
This Moment Is Full of Wonders: The Zen Calligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh by Thich Nhat Hanh