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‘The river flows on unceasingly, but the water is never the same water as before. Bubbles that bob on the surface of the still places disappear one moment, to reappear again the next, but they seldom endure for long. And so it is with the people of this world and with the houses they live in.’    Record of the Ten-Foot-Square Hut    Kamo No Chōmei

Dong Qichang, Landscape Dong Qichang was a high-ranking but cantankerous Ming civil servant, who valued expressiveness over delicacy, with collector's seals and poems.

Puzzles are an intriguing sub-set of postcard collecting themes and rebus designs, where objects are used to substitute for words, a...

Puzzles are an intriguing sub-set of postcard collecting themes and rebus designs, where objects are used to substitute for words, a.

Decorative floral wedding design elements vector. 2 sets of vector decorative floral wedding design elements with ornate vintage frames, floral borders, different classic embellishments and labels for your ornamented wedding invitations and other designs. Format: EPS or Ai stock vector…

Decorative floral wedding design elements vector. 2 sets of vector decorative floral wedding design elements with ornate vintage frames, floral borders, different classic embellishments and labels for your ornamented wedding invitations and other designs. Format: EPS or Ai stock vector…

CHAN MASTER HUI HAI    Q:What method must we practice in order to attain deliverance?     A: It can be attained only through a sudden illumination.     Q: What is a sudden illumination?     A: ‘Sudden’ means ridding yourselves of deluded thoughts instantaneously. ‘Illumination’ means the realization that illumination is not something to be attained.     Q: From where do we start this practice?     A: You must start from the very root.     Q: And what is that?    A: Mind is the root.

Instantaneous Awakening – Ch’an Master Hui Hai

CHAN MASTER HUI HAI Q:What method must we practice in order to attain deliverance? A: It can be attained only through a sudden illumination. Q: What is a sudden illumination? A: ‘Sudden’ means ridding yourselves of deluded thoughts instantaneously. ‘Illumination’ means the realization that illumination is not something to be attained. Q: From where do we start this practice? A: You must start from the very root. Q: And what is that? A: Mind is the root.

Two Canes beside Bamboo, one of a set of six paintings. Itō Jakuchū (Japanese, 1716 - 1800). 1775-1850. Hanging scroll. Ink on paper. Asian Art Museum.

Two cranes beside a bamboo stalk, one of a set of six paintings Artist: Itō Jakuchū (Japanese, ca. 1713 - Date: Materials: Ink on paper Dimensions: H. cm Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection

Dong Qichang

Calligraphy of Cursive and Semi-cursive styleby Dong Qichang - Dong Qichang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

agate

Bi-colored agate but color perfection. Looks like a grateful dead bolt in the center

Ji Zu Shan, China

A Conversation with Hsü Yün – John Blofeld

anne ten donkelaar

anne ten donkelaar (The Jealous Curator)

AnneTenDonkelaar I just spent the better part of my weekend obsessed with cutting things out of old books, and the always stunning work of Utrecht based artist Anne Ten Donkelaar makes me want to put Monday on hold so that I can just keep cutting!

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