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Enso

Enso - It symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void. It can also symbolize as an "expression of the moment" or the "coffee cup ring"

an open enso can speak to imperfection as an essential and inherent aspect of our existence. I think I might get this on the back of my neck.

an open enso can speak to imperfection as an essential and inherent aspect of our existence. I think I might get this on the back of my neck. Maybe place this behind the Buddha

Enso - love this, I dream of a coffee shop, yoga, art, studio, this would be a good name

In the art of calligraphy, the circle is a brush stroke done in one movement. This circle, called enso is perhaps the most poignant image in Zen training for “coming full circle”, or enlightenment. The stroke is suggestive of flow, …

'Ensō (円相) is a Japanese word meaning "circle" and a concept strongly associated with Zen. It symbolizes the Absolute, enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; it can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself. In Zen Buddhist painting, ensō symbolizes a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create.'

back enso. love her description of it: These circles are drawn in sumi ink in one fluid movement as a spiritual exercise. Sumi is a style of painting that is considered to be good if the artist used as few brush strokes as possible.

zen circle (or Ensō) symbolizes: enlightenment, strength, sometimes infinity and imperfection.

the zen circle (or Ensō) symbolizes: enlightenment, strength, sometimes infinity and imperfection. the meaning why I have it on: because Im just as imperfect as this unfinished circle, and this is how it should be.

the Zen Circle - enso

The enso is a Buddhist symbol of enlightenment, in Zen art it is a time when the mind is simply free to create. The asymmetrical brush stroke of the enso is reflective of the Zen tradition of embracing the imperfection but continuity of life.