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moist brush, glides across paper.

 

color flowing on woven cloth.

 

mind

dancing

m   i   n   d

 

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no brush, no paper.

 

wind and wave strewn stone and wood.

 

resonant message.

 

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(example of natural calligraphy.  I came across this glyph while wandering Blue Stone Cove)

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On 6/5/2020 at 3:06 AM, liminal_luke said:

... all art making is cultivation.

 

Hi liminal_luke,

 

Yes.

 

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Keep safe and well.

 

- Anand

 

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Dave Brown , the best sword teacher I ever had , is   a calligrapher.  In the Japanese tradition ,  a Man should have several skills , otherwise he isnt a 'real man' , he is considered rough or undeveloped ;  art of sword, unarmed jitsu,  be able to make a nice cup of tea ( sado  ) , be able to compose poetry  and write it out beautifully (shodo) ,  and do a good arrangement of flowers (ikebana ) .

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19 hours ago, Nungali said:

... a Man should have several skills , otherwise he isn't a 'real man'...

 

 

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On 6/19/2020 at 3:51 AM, silent thunder said:

monk

/              \

/                    \

scholar  ---   ---   warrior

 

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On 6/6/2020 at 7:20 AM, EmeraldHead said:

So what is transmitted with calligraphy? Can you have specific organ health calligraphy that could be used to heal people with such specific imbalance? Can you transmit psychic powers with it? Or higher shen like yuan chi, yuan shen, etc.. / what buddhists call virtue/wisdom ?

Depends who wrote the Fu and who above empowered it. 

Fu is power in the form of a symbol.

You are XYP, yes?

Feel free to touch base in personal message if you'd like.

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I'm in the middle of reading this fascinating article about the poet-scholar Su Shi (AKA Su Dongpo) and his views about the arts as means of self-cultivation. In his essay "Seeing off Sicong, a monk from Qiantang, on his return to the Solitary Hill", he says:

 

Just as the wheelwright Bian crafted wheels or the

Old Hunchback caught cicadas – a thing is never too base if it inspires

one’s dexterity and intelligence! If Sicong would achieve the Way, then

zither and calligraphy will both have helped, and poetry particularly so. If

Sicong could imitate a water-mirror, which contains the myriad forms in

its Oneness, then his calligraphy and poetry will become even more marvellous.

I will observe them as signs of his progress towards the Way.

 

Su Shi's attitude is that the arts are equal, or even superior, to what are traditionally considered Buddhist practices- this of course has a lot to do with the Confucian tradition, though other Song Confucians (eg Wang Anshi, Cheng Yi, and Zhu Xi) took a rather dour view of literary cultivation, which may reflect Buddhist influence. Which is funny as they were far more sectarian in asserting Confucianism versus other paths than Su Shi was.

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