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  • lora
    Member
    • Jun 2008
    • 122

    Chinese writing

    Hi,

    I'm curious, what do the Chinese characters on the Treeleaf page mean?

    Thanks,
    Lora
  • AlanLa
    Member
    • Mar 2008
    • 1405

    #2
    Re: Chinese writing

    Yeah, now that you mention it, I've been wondering that, too.
    AL (Jigen) in:
    Faith/Trust
    Courage/Love
    Awareness/Action!

    I sat today

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    • Shohei
      Member
      • Oct 2007
      • 2854

      #3
      Re: Chinese writing

      I asked Jundo this a while back,and think the answer was
      Tree leaf

      Gassho
      Dirk

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      • lora
        Member
        • Jun 2008
        • 122

        #4
        Re: Chinese writing

        Thanks, Dirk, that seems obvious now!

        Many Blessings, Lora

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        • Jundo
          Treeleaf Founder and Priest
          • Apr 2006
          • 39460

          #5
          Re: Chinese writing

          Hi,

          That is Nishijima Roshi's writing ... Konoha Zendo (Treeleaf Zendo).

          Those characters will also soon be carved into a wood panel over the door of our small sitting hall at Treeleaf Tsukuba.

          Gassho, Jundo

          PS- Chinese/Japanese characters are just one of the cultural "decorations" of Zen we were talking about on another thread ... although the practice of just writing them is quite great.

          I think many of you have seen this video of Nishijima Roshi engaged in his writing ... but please have a look if not ...

          http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 1989726504
          ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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          • lora
            Member
            • Jun 2008
            • 122

            #6
            Re: Chinese writing

            Thanks, Jundo.

            Many Blessings,
            Lora

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            • lora
              Member
              • Jun 2008
              • 122

              #7
              Re: Chinese writing

              Hi,

              Watched the video. Images of penmanship, tea, Master at work. Very peaceful.

              Thanks.

              Lora

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