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  1. 一休宗純 Ikkyū Sōjun (1394-1481)

    Ikkyū Sōjun : Poems of Love Lady Mori rides in a cart In the phoenix cart, the blind girl often goes on spring outings. When my heart is oppressed, she likes to comfort my melancholy. Even though most people make fun of her, I love to see Mori, so fair a beauty she is. Calling my hand Mori's hand My hand, how it resembles Mori's hand. I believe the lady is the master of love play; If I take ill, she can cure the jewelled stem. And then they rejoice, the monks at my meeting. Wishing to thank Mori for my Deep Debt to her Ten years ago, under the flowers, I made a fragrant alliance; One step more delight, affection without end. I regret to leave pillowing my head on a girl's lap. Deep in the night, cloud-rain, making the promise of past, present and future. . . . . . The love poems to and about the blind girl Mori are quite surprising. They are witnesses to a tender love. It is strange enough that it should be a Zen monk writing these poems, but that it should be a profligate Zen monk over seventy years of age experienced in all the wiles of debauchery is all the more incredible. It is obvious that this love preoccupied his heart for the last years of his life. ~ Sonja Elaine Arntzen The Poetry of the Kyounshu 'Crazy Cloud Anthology' of Ikkyū Sōjun
  2. Equinox September 2021

    September Equinox 22 September 2021 19:21 UTC there are two Equinoxes every year . . . one in September and one in March the September Equinox is the moment the Sun 'appears to cross' the celestial equator from North to South we know . . . the earth’s rotation causes day and night the earth’s revolution creates the seasons and the earth’s tilt of approximately 23.5 degrees creates Opposite Seasons so, during the the following months this tilt will cause the South to face more directly towards the Sun and the North to face further away from the Sun this video simulation was recorded on 22 September 2021 at 19:21 UTC the time at which the Sun was directly above the celestial equator note the terminator is a vertical line straight down Equinox on a Spinning Earth shows seasonal changes for an entire year in twelve seconds the way of heaven is like the flexing of a bow the high it presses down the low it raises from those with a surplus it takes away to those without enough it adds on therefore the way of heaven is to reduce the excessive and increase the insufficient ~ extract from Dao de Jing 77 may you have a wonderful year may the ancestors shower you with wisdom
  3. What are you listening to?

    Paco de Lucia - Entre dos aguas (1976)
  4. What are you listening to?

    Miles Davis : Human Nature Miles Davis – Live in Germany 1988 (Munich Philharmonic Concert Hall) Miles Davis – Trumpet Kenny Garrett – Saxophone Bobby Irving – Keyboards Adam Holzman – Keyboards Joseph „Foley” Mccreary – Guitar Benjamin Rietveld – Bass Marilyn Mazur – Percussion Ricky Wellman – Drums
  5. What are you listening to?

    The Bravery of Being Out of Range by Roger Waters You have a natural tendency To squeeze off a shot You're good fun at parties You wear the right masks You're old but you still Like a laugh in the locker room You can't abide change You're at home on the range You opened your suitcase Behind the old workings To show off the magnum You deafened the canyon A comfort a friend Only upstaged in the end By the Uzi machine gun Does the recoil remind you Remind you of sex Old man what the hell you gonna kill next Old timer who you gonna kill next I looked over Jordan and what did I see Saw a U.S. Marine in a pile of debris I swam in your pools And lay under your palm trees I looked in the eyes of the Indian Who lay on the Federal Building steps And through the range finder over the hill I saw the frontline boys popping their pills Sick of the mess they find On their desert stage And the bravery of being out of range Yeah the question is vexed Old man what the hell you gonna kill next Old timer who you gonna kill next Hey bartender over here Two more shots And two more beers Sir turn up the TV sound The war has started on the ground Just love those laser guided bombs They're really great For righting wrongs You hit the target And win the game From bars 3,000 miles away 3,000 miles away We play the game With the bravery of being out of range We zap and maim With the bravery of being out of range We strafe the train With the bravery of being out of range We gained terrain With the bravery of being out of range With the bravery of being out of range We play the game With the bravery of being out of range
  6. Book copied on silk, Zhou Yi (Book of Changes)

    thank you Harmen . . . . . From the Inside Flap The I Ching (The Classic of Changes) is one of the seminal texts of Chinese culture, comparable to the Bible or the Upanishads, and readers everywhere have turned to the hexagrams, line statements, and commentaries for guidance on every imaginable life situation. Thus it was a momentous event when a significantly different I Ching text was unearthed in Mawangdui, China, in 1973--a manuscript buried for more than two thousand years. Now translated into English for the first time by one of the West's leading scholars of the I Ching, the Mawangdui Texts bring welcome clarity, accessibility, and novelty to this beloved classic. In addition, the Mawangdui version contains five new commentaries that had been lost for more than two thousand years, including the surprising discovery of a commentary that quotes Confucius extensively on how he had come to change his earlier, negative, views about the importance of the I Ching. The lucid purity of this translation make this volume a work of timeless artistry, one that is surprising, illuminating, and welcome to even the most educated I Ching reader.
  7. Book copied on silk, Zhou Yi (Book of Changes) Medium:Silk Date:Western Han (206 BCE-9 CE) Dimensions:Length:30cm; width:21.5cm; height:48cm Origin: Unearthed from Han Tomb No.3 at Mawangdui in 1973 Written in official script on a whole length of silk, it consists of both the text and the commentaries of Book of Changes. The text here refers to the Sixty-Four Hexagrams, but compared with traditionally-accepted modern and ancient editions, this version shows significant differences in the names of the trigrams as well as the sequence and statement of the trigrams and the statement of the lines. For these reasons, it can be called another version of Book of Changes. Some experts believe that since the sequence of trigrams in this Book of Changes is rather simple, it should be considered a fairly early version and its date of being copied out should be the first years of the reign of Han Emperor Wendi. The commentaries are mostly anecdotes that have not passed down, and they record discussions and interpretations of the trigrams and lines between Confucias and his disciples. The arrangement of this Book of Changes copied on silk was made after careful consideration: it begins with the text, then moves on to the explanation of the text, the connotative commentaries and the records of events beyond the interpretation, and finally ends with sayings and epigrams by great masters who passed down the book. If we look into the process of its creation and its early application, Book of Changes was originally a book on divination. It became an extensive and profound Chinese classic of philosophy and the oldest classic of oriental philosophy after Confucian scholars made philosophical interpretations of it. It became a book that explores and interprets the principles of such issues as the universe, human life, human spirit, and material. For a long time, it was honored as the foremost of the “six classics”, and is a canon of ancient Chinese social and natural science. Therefore, the thinking mode, philosophy of life and mathematic induction as embodied in Book of Changes have profoundly influenced and even dominated the thinking pattern and life attitude of people in China as well as in other countries within the Chinese cultural circle. In the development of natural science, it also has played the role of philosophical guidance. Book of Changes holds an incomparable position in China’s cultural history and remains a brightly-shining pearl in the history of world culture. ~ Hunan Museum click here if you do not see embedded image
  8. Book copied on silk, Laozi (Version B)

    Book copied on silk, Laozi - Version B Medium:Silk Date:Western Han (206 BCE-9 CE) Dimensions: Length: 79.5 cm; Width: 44 cm Origin: Unearthed from Han Tomb No.3 at Mamangdui, Changsha, in 1973 This book on silk was discovered in the lower layer of an oblong lacquer cosmetic box found in the eastern case of the Tomb 3. It was copied onto a breadth of wide silk together with four ancient canons. As it was folded up, the book broke into 32 pieces when discovered. There are altogether 160000 Chinese characters in 152 lines, written with brush and ink. The book was copied in very neat early official script, making it a precious material for studying the change of the Chinese character and the art of calligraphy. As this version avoid the taboo of mentioning the name of Liu Bang but does not avoid mentioning the name of Liu Hui, Emperor Huidi, the time of its being copied should be during the reign of Emperor Huidi or Empress Lu. ~ Hunan Museum click here if you do not see embedded image
  9. Book copied on silk, Laozi (Version A)

    Book copied on silk, Laozi - Version A Medium:Silk Date:Western Han (206 BCE-9 CE) Dimensions: Length: 317 cm; width: 25.2 cm Origin: Unearthed from Tomb 3 at Mamangdui, Changsha, in 1973 The book was copied out in classical official script. The script was partially damaged, with many Chinese characters missing. The book, together with “The Yellow Emperor’s Four Canons” in four chapters following it, was written on half a breadth of silk. The extant version has 464 lines and more than 13000 Chinese characters. The book bears no chapter division, with “The Book of De” preceding “The Book of Dao”. As this version makes no avoidance of the taboo of mentioning the name of Liu Bang, the founding emperor of the Han Dynasty, the taboo of the, the time of copying this book should be before the death of the Han founding emperor. Therefore, this is the earliest hand-copied version of “Lao Zi” and will greatly help us to see the authentic version of “Lao Zi” in the early Han Dynasty. Its discovery not only has important value for the collation of existing version of “Lao Zi” but also has provided the earliest and most reliable basis for further studying the thoughts of “Lao Zi”. ~ Hunan Museum click here if you do not see embedded image
  10. Caduceus - staff of Hermes

    apparently the ahamkara mudra “will help you strengthen your will to face difficulties without fear” [from the article mentioned above] by the way, notice the left hand fingers the artist positioned the fingers in the manner in which (s)he did deliberately everything in the image is symbolic
  11. Caduceus - staff of Hermes

    Ahamkara Mudra is the closest i could find dont know how relevant it is maybe, someone with yoga background can explain found this image and flipped it see here for original article
  12. So, you think the sun rises in the East

    Ancient Greek Astronomy
  13. So, you think the sun rises in the East

    But it can be a 'handy ' one . i prefer ‘dawn’ and ‘dusk’
  14. Ba Duan Jin

    thank you Antares good teaching with breathing instructions