Sunday, February 7, 2010
" ZEN " Japanese calligraphy
"禪" (zen, or yuzuru) It is translated in ZEN, give, quiet.
This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.
Regular script is here, look at please.
Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
semantic 礻 (show, manifest) + phonetic 单 (single, individual, only)
The ascetic practices are things to explore the only truth.
The form may resemble a Dharma doll when I stare at this letter.
Anyway, the meaning of the word is solemn and graceful.