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No Room For Ego
The Act of Seeking Guidance Comes with Open Heart and Humility. Are you good at asking for advice?Me? Nooo. I am not good at asking for anything: whether that's a piece of advice or information or a little helping hand. I always thought being self-sufficient was a...
The Only Way to Be Better, Is to Better Yourself.
The only way to be better is to better yourself “When it comes to weaving, you can never achieve anything higher than yourself. The only way to become better at it, is to better yourself.” Munehiro says so. It’s something that’s been said many times in the past,...
But You Never Once Honoured Me.
Who Made What? At the birth of Mingei - folkcrafts- movement a century ago, the founders were amazed at the beauty daily utilitarian objects possessed. The beauty or even value usually went unnoticed. Few of these products, naturally, bore the makers' names. Why...

No Room For Ego

The Act of Seeking Guidance Comes with Open Heart and Humility. Are you good at asking for advice?Me? Nooo. I am not good at...

You see? You see?

You see? You see?

“No,” I said. No point in faking. He knows.

He started walking, through the corridor, into the kitchen, then to the hearth room. Then he asked, “You see?” I didn’t understand what I was supposed to “see.” So I remained silent.

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Yes or No?

Yes or No?

Precision and brevity are the tools you have no choice but to acquire at the temple.

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Walk on the Wild Side.

Walk on the Wild Side.

I grew up being told that handicrafts wouldn’t make money; that It’s the industry of Migi Kata Sagari – right shoulder down.

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What Oshosama Does not Say…

What Oshosama Does not Say…

Without a Master, I Come To Enlightenment. "Dharma couldn't have been the zen originator by himself." I was listening to a zen analects lecture online, and this conversation popped up. I have come to notice that lineage is very important in zen; Dharma is the first...

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Grandpa Lost His Horse.

Grandpa Lost His Horse.

“Why can’t you be happy when you’re meant to be?” The idea of suppressing emotions repelled me: it felt as though taking away all the juice of life, leaving boring and dry pulps.

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