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Muso Soseki Quote

Posted by on Sunday, January 25, 2015, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"It's better to practice a little than talk a lot"

~ Muso Soseki (1275 – 1351) ~
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Go to Bed With a Dragon

Posted by on Friday, May 16, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 



"Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon".

~ Zen Proverb ~

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My Heart Burns Like Fire...

Posted by on Monday, March 10, 2014, In : Proverbs & Quotes 


"My heart burns like fire but my eyes are as cold as dead ashes".

~ Sayen Shaku ~

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Bodhidharma on an Elephant

Posted by on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Art 



Image
: Bodhidharma on an Elephant
Date:  c.17th Century
Artist:  Yiran
Info:  This picture on a silk hanging scroll depicts Bodhidharma, the
Indian monk who is credited by many as being the founder of Shaolin Kung Fu.

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Bodhidharma Scroll

Posted by on Sunday, March 3, 2013, In : Art 


Title:  Bodhidharma

Artist:  Hakuin Ekaku (1685 to 1768)

Infomation:  This calligraphy scroll is Japanase in origin and reads;
“Zen points directly to the human heart, see into your nature and become Buddha”.


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Tomoe Gozen - Female Samurai Warrior

Posted by on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, In : Art 


Title:  Tomoe Gozen

Artist:  Kikuchi Yōsai (1781-1878)

Infomation:  Tomoe Gozen was one of Japan’s few famous female warriors who fought
alongside her master, Yoshinaka Minamoto, in the Gempei War (1180 – 1185).

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Go to Bed With a Dragon

Posted by on Saturday, October 27, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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Tomoe Gozen

Posted by on Thursday, September 13, 2012, In : Art 


Title: Tomoe Gozen

Date: 1899

Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu (1838–1912)

Infomation: This painting depicts the legendary female warrior Tomoe Gozen at the Battle of Awazu
in 1184. So the story goes, she killed one of the warriors shown with her, Uchida Ieyoshi, and
escaped capture from the other, Hatakeyama Shigetada.
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Zen Proverb

Posted by on Tuesday, August 14, 2012, In : Proverbs & Quotes 

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