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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ephemeral crystal with " ZEN " Japanese calligraphy



All is vanity  一切皆空 


          露の命 はかなきものを 朝夕に  生きたるかぎり 逢ひ見てしがな
            小野 小町 (825 – 900)   続後撰和歌集

          Life of dew a fleeting glance morning and evening  as long as live want to meet
            Ono no Komachi (825 – 900)  Shokugosen Wakashū




The self is opened.

          白露も 時雨もいたく もる山は  下葉残らず 色づきにけり
            紀 貫之  (872 – 945)   古今和歌集

          White dew and a lot drizzle in the mountain  all fallen leaves had colored
            Ki no Tsurayuki  (872 – 945) Kokin Wakashū




Consciousness is at the mercy of flow.

          秋の夜の 露をば露と 置きながら  雁の涙や 野辺を染むらむ
            壬生 忠岑  (898 – 920)  古今和歌集

          Of autumn night dew itself while leave them  tears of goose dye the field
            Mibu no Tadamine (898 – 920) Kokin Wakashū





"禅" (zen). It is translated as zen.
This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script. 

   Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
    semantic 示 (show) +  phonetic 単 (sole)

   単 is expressed that live now in this moment.





Zen state of mind.
    The essence of the Zen. It is shown Shōbōgenzō.


       The Shōbōgenzō was created by the great Zen priest Dōgen in 1200-1253.
       This prose is written by Hiragana and Kanzi letter, Regular script.


       正  法  眼  蔵
       Shō bō gen zō

       身心脱落 只管打坐
       Come to naught a body and a heart, and merely sit down earnestly.


       仏道をならふといふは 自己をならふ也
       A meaning to learn a way of Hotoke is to learn myself.

       自己をならふといふは 自己を忘るる也
       A meaning to learn myself is to forget myself.

       自己を忘るるといふは 万法に証せらるる也
       A meaning to forget myself is to obey providence of the Nature.

       万法に証せらるるといふは 自己の身心および他己の身心をして脱落せしむるなり
       A meaning to obey providence of the Nature is to make mind and body of my own, and mind and body of another person emptiness.


       この心あながちに切なるもの とげずといふことなきなり
       If own heart desires it earnestly toward the aim, you will accomplish any kind of thing.



       The last sentence encourages me.
       The self-knowledge is the most difficult theme.
       It is forever.



      しかもかくのごとくなりといへども、花は愛惜にちり、草は棄嫌におふるのみなり

 
     Various phenomena and events may occur in this world.

      However, the flower will be scattered while mourn its leave. 
      Even if the weed is disliked, it's grow thick still more.
      The human being is often at a loss, but the Nature will plainly change regardless of them.




          ありと見て 手にはとられず 見ればまた  ゆくへもしらず 消えしかげろふ
            紫 式部 (978 – 1025)   源氏物語

          i can see but can't touch try to see again  don't know whereabouts disappeared mirage   
            Murasaki Shikibu (978 – 1025)  The Tale of Genji



Yes. From 1,000 years ago, the Japanese might understand it.



          真実は無い。もし真実をみたというのであれば、それは真実ではない。
            鈴木 大拙 (1870 - 1966)


          There isn't the truth. It's not true if you got the truth.
            Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki  (1870 - 1966) 





89 comments:

  1. Bonitas tomas de ese rocío matinal, que pases un feliz sábado.

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  2. Your pictures are again WONDERFUL Ruma,
    my compliments.

    Greetings from Holland, Joop

    http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

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  3. I welcome you very warmly!
    I admire your beautiful pictures mako.
    It is difficult to take a picture of a drop of dew.
    You made ​​it.
    Quotes very informative.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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  4. Hello Ruma, your pictures are so very beautiful, I like it.☺
    Have a great weekend, all the best
    many ♥greetings♥ from Germany
    Crissi

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  5. superbe fotografii! incredibila picatura de apa! multumesc!

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  6. Your pictures are very interesting. I like it. You write beautiful quotes. I greet you.

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  7. Fragile équilibre,comme nos vies....

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  8. Całkowite zen. Na ostatnim zdjęciu nawet tęcza się pokazała. Super!

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  9. Una elocuente gota de rocío.
    Muy hermosas,
    Felicitaciones.

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  10. I've always loved the drops that hang from the branches. As a child I spent my time watching in the drops, the garden upside down ... a wonderful post to reflect on the true essence.
    Warm greetings,Rita.

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  11. They smell of life these images full of color and scent of morning.
    A beauty of pictures full of peace and relaxation.
    Hugs and kisses.

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  12. Your photos are outstanding and so clear. I also like all your quotations – living in the moment is very important.

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  13. A single dew drop
    hanging precariously
    reflects our whole world.

    Thank you, Ruma.

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  14. Unas fotografías llenas de belleza
    y sensibilidad. Me gusta!!!
    Saludos, Ángel

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  15. 木洩れ日の中で、揺るぐ事無くまっすぐに外に向かう一本の葉先と一滴の露。なんとも凛々しい姿です。
    Green Tomato

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  16. The world in dew drop, your pictures are magical.!

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  17. Hermosas imágenes y enriquecedoras palabras.
    Una gota de agua se puede ver, pero si la tocas no se puede ver de nuevo ¡gran verdad!
    Me gusta esta filosofía de vida.
    Un abrazo, Ruma.

    Beautiful images and enriching words.
    A drop of water can be seen, but if you play you can see again true!
    I like this way of life.
    A hug, Ruma.

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  18. Hermosas fotografías, bellas gotas de rocío que temblando se mecen en las hojas...hermosos y poéticos pensamientos
    Ruma me encantó..es muy hermoso lo que compartes
    Unn fuerte abrazo , Cristina

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  19. I love these photos! So sweety!:)

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  20. Ruma, there is a verse in the christian Bible that says, "All is vanity, and that is like chasing the wind."

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  21. 物思う秋にふさわしいとてもsimpleでdeepなポストですね。さまざまな和歌を丁寧に紹介して下さってありがとうございます。秋の日々をお健やかに。

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  22. 正法眼蔵には、こんな意味の事が書かれていたのですね。私も”この心あながちに切なるもの....."に、すがりたいです。ある知り合いが言ってたのですが、私はなにもできないけれど、ただひたすらに祈ったら、夢がかなったと。
    Have a nice day!

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  23. Beautiful pictures of zen state of mind. I really like the colors.
    I am now enjoying the zen sense these images. hug

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  24. This is such a beautiful post, with lovely words and the pictures are also endearing. Very well put together, I always love spending time here. Have a nice day Ruma :)

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  25. Hi Ruma...

    Beautyfull close-up pictures of the
    rain drops..great scharpnes en lightning!!
    complimentes..

    grtz Nieske

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  26. Ruma - beautiful thoughtful post - thanks for the poetry and the philosophy and the images that remind us of simplicity and clarity. B

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  27. Hola Ruma tus composiciones son preciosas. Me encanta tu blog.
    My son is in Japan now. He is working there. Life is like that..

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  28. No word has the right meaning to express how beautiful everything is around here...
    God bless you,my friend Ruma!!
    Thank you!
    Hugs!

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  29. Que belleza de fotografías Ruma, me encantan.
    Esta es una relajante entrada, llena de Paz.
    Gracias por acercarnos esta interesante Caligrafía. Espero te vaya todo bien.
    Un abrazo desde Mérida -España-.
    Ramón

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  30. Como uma gota de diamante!!!
    Boa Noite!
    Ótima quarta-feira!
    Beijinhos.
    º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

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  31. Hello Ruma! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and the soul stirring poetry.

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  32. 真実は見えないものと思っていましたが、このポストを見ながら、これらの露のように輝いているが複雑な世のしくみや人間関係で感知されずに消えてしまっているのではと思いました。

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  33. Ha Ruma,prachtige foto,s
    water druppels als parels zo mooi.
    Mooie woorden
    nu leven in dit moment.
    Fijn weekend een groet Christiene.

    Ha Ruma, beautiful pictures, s
    water drops like pearls so beautiful.
    nice words
    live in the moment.
    Nice weekend a greeting Christiene.




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  34. Outstanding and breathtaking pictures, dear friend of mine, so wonderful drops of dew..! :)

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  35. A delicadeza da vida espelhada em uma gotícula, a vida é simples assim tão frágil e tão bela para quem sabe apreciar...
    Linda imagens ,
    Desejo-lhe um lindo final de semana.
    beijos
    Joelma

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  36. A delicadeza da vida espelhada em uma gotícula, a vida é simples assim tão frágil e tão bela para quem sabe apreciar...
    Linda imagens ,
    Desejo-lhe um lindo final de semana.
    beijos
    Joelma

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  37. Beautiful image ... look like a diamond!
    Good Sunday Ruma
    A hug.

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  38. A tiny drop of water, a miracle for us to admire.

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  39. Impresionante la belleza que puede contener una simple gota de agua

    Abrazos!!!

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  40. Preciosas fotos de esas delicadas gotas de agua.
    Abrazoss

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  41. Ruma, your photos and words are very beautiful. I am amazed how you have captured the simple beauty of the leaves and detail in your photos.
    The drops of water on the green reflect so much peace. My heart wants to create a Zen garden one day. You have inspired me to do so.
    Thank you and autumn blessings.
    Jo. x

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  42. hello

    inspiring thoughts
    beautiful images
    thank you for sharing your heart through your art

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  43. Gotas da Natureza...Excelentes fotografias....
    Cumprimentos

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  44. Gotas da Natureza...Excelentes fotografias....
    Cumprimentos

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  45. Bonjour Ruma..
    I just love this post , the simplicity , the clarity of this water drop , like a spirit of light..
    The last one with a little star on the side , is a pure beauty ,..
    you enchanting my soul , thank you :)
    I send you Ruma my best thoughts..

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  46. Maravilhoso tudo aqui. Obrigada pela visita. Vou voltar para apreciar cada beleza daqui.
    Boa tarde.

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  47. ¸.•°♡彡Ótimo sábado!
    ♡♫° ·.Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ¸.•°❤❤⊱

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  48. Podobają mi sie cytaty i Twoje wspaniałe zdjecia ulotnych kropli wody. Pozdrawiam.
    I like the quotes and your wonderful pictures ephemeral water drops. Yours.

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  49. Astonishing photos, Ruma! Congratulations!

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  50. Hello Ruma, such peace inside a drop of water! Thanks for so beautiful photos!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  51. Beautiful pictures! Calligraphy is also an art.

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  52. I'm in love with these photos! Compliments!:)

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  53. Rumaaaaaaaaaaaaaa esas gotas der agua en una foto es maravillosa,el ojo del lente y la inspiración fantástica,abrazos grandes

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  54. Wonderful photos, especially the first - how easy th drop 'hovers' below the leaf ...

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  55. Beautiful captures with the spectacle of nature shining through it. Your writing fills the heart with joy to start this new day :) Have a nice week Ruma :)

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  56. Dropped in accidentally and was enchanted by haiku. I love them and often quote them on my blog. A bit surprised that Basho was not there.

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  57. Your blog is a place where beauty lives. Wonderful photographs.

    A warm greeting

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  58. Wonderfull, best regard from Belgium

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  59. Wonder photos! Very well caught!
    I love your photos and your prospects. hug

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  60. I like nice people who do nice things. This photograph is absolutely beautiful and stunning, The love of nature.

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  61. Oui, la Nature est le premier des joaillers du monde , capable de nous offrir les plus précieux bijoux. Il faut avoir parfois des yeux de poète pour comprendre cela. Bravo pour tes magnifiques photos.
    Amicalement,

    Roger

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  62. Sono sempre molto belle le tue fotografie, complimenti. Una felice giornata a Te...ciao

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  63. Gorgeous shots! Wonderful drops of water!
    Thanks for sharing, Ruma!

    ***
    Have a great weekend.

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  64. Magníficas fotos! Que limpidez e que delicadeza! Gosto da escrita. Parabéns pelo blog. Um abraço de Portugal.
    Maria Emília

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  65. Great pictures!
    Greetings from Germany

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  66. Bonjour Ruma

    Vos photos sont très sobres et méditatives dans l'esprit du haïku que j'affectionne beaucoup.

    Mon Blog " La Pierre et la Plume " jeanpierreaudren.blogspot.fr

    Bien amicalement

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  67. Ruma, tiempo que no te visitaba. Bellas fotos y esos pensamientos sobre la verdad, muy inspirados. Abrazos.

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  68. Hi Ruma, what a beautiful photos!!! A big WOW, the last one has captured the sun and it bursts out again, really in the blink of an eye taken.
    Thank you for sharing
    Hugs Yolanda

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  69. Hi Ruma! Long time not was here in your blog! Very impresive photo!

    Please welcome in my new blog of my art! ;)

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  70. Hello Ruma
    Sorry I dint pass to read you before, but I been away for a week.
    Beautiful photos lovely words, thank you.
    Love Ambar

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  71. Beautiful, magical photography!

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  72. Your pictures are amazing
    Greetings

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  73. 彡♡♡♫° ·.

    Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ¸.•°♡♡♫° ·.

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  74. ¸.•°♪♬♫º° ·.
    Olá, amiga!
    º°✿✿彡
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    °•.¸♬♫° ·.

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  75. ¸.•°✿✿°•.¸

    ░Ӈ░ƛ░Ƥ░Ƥ░Ƴ░
    ░Ӈ░ƛ░L░L░O░W░E░E░N░

    ¸.•°✿✿°•.¸

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  76. Tus vistas fotográficas son preciosas Ruma . Realmente las gotas de rocío son bellas y elocuentes.
    Saludos.

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  77. Ruma, lo puedo decirle otra cosas... !Preciosas fotografías! Me place venir a su casa.
    Gracias por traernos su cultura
    Con ternura
    Sor.Cecilia

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  78. Thank you for your wonderful post!
    Nice weekend and ♥-greetings from afar
    Crissi

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  79. I loved the Haikus. Thanks Ruma! And brilliant dew pictures. Have a great weekend!

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