Zen proverb 42 : Zenwomoomowazu Akuwomoomowazu


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is so longer than usual I introduced ever.

It is “Zenwomo omowazu. Akuwomo omowazu.”

Zen means good.  Aku means evil or wrong.

This proverb means “Don’t judge.”

How many times do you judge today?

You may be worried about in every judgment.

Why do you need these judgments?

Upper or lower?

Top or bottom?

Good or wrong?

There is not any distinction in space.

Why?

Zen proverb 41 : Ku


Hello! I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting. I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Ku.”

“Ku” usually means empty. But there is some difference in Zen.

For example:
There is one something here and you are watching it. You can realize “There is one something here.”
But How about in the case you don’t watch it?
Offcourse The something exists here.
In Zen, if you don’t watch it, there isn’t anything here. “Ku” means this way of thinking.
If you don’t see, there isn’t anything.
If you don’t touch, there isn’t anything.
If you don’t smell, there isn’t anything.
If you don’t taste, there isn’t anything.

 

Zen proverb 40 : Myouritomonikyusu


Hi! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting. I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Myouritomonikyusu.”

“Myou” means an honor.
“Ri” means money.

We have many kinds of greed.
They dirty our mind.

We should get rid of these greeds.

 

By the way, I am glad by hearing this news “UNESCO to add Osaka tombs to world heritage list.” Many tourists will visit there and know Japanese ancient history.

Zen proverb 39 : Arubekiyou


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting. Golden Week was over in Japan. It is the first weekday in Reiwa Era today.

I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “ARUBEKIYOU.”

It is rare Zen proverb which is represented by only Hiragana letters.

This proverb means that you should be as you are.

What are originally you?

Maybe you make an effort to change yourself.

Why?

Is it a race?

Is it a self-enlightenment?

Don’t push yourself too hard.

Zen proverb 38 : Hakubarokaniiru


Hello. I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

We have the new “REIWA” era today in Japan.

“REIWA” means “Beautiful Harmony.”

By the way, I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb also today.

It’s “Hakubarokaniiru.”

“ROKA” is a flower of a reed. It is white.

“HAKUBA” is a white horse.

So this proverb can be translated to “A white horse in white flowers of reeds.”

It means that it is not the same if you can’t distinguish.

You should put yourself in their position. You and they are different in each other.

There is the same proverb in English. It is “Think in their shoes.”

 

Zen proverb 37 : Ichiensou


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Ichiensou.”

“Ichi” means one.

“En” means a circle.

“Sou” means a figure.

What do you think about a circle?

It doesn’t have a start and an end.

It doesn’t have any lack and any surplus.

You can find harmonious, smoothly and peaceful in a circle.

Please draw a circle. What figure is it today?

Is it cool? it may look like your mind.

 

 

Zen proverb 36 : Hishiryo


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting. I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Hishiryo.”

Let’s reset your mind by “Hishiryo.”

It means to make your mind empty.

“Zazen” is a meditative discipline that is typically the primary practice of Zen.

“Hishiryo” is the mind while we do “Zazen.”

Adjust your body.

Adjust your breath.

So your mind will be adjusted.

Zen proverb 35 : Sougenittekisui


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Sougenittekisui.”

“Sougen” is the place where Zen Sixth Ancestor Huineng had lived.

Zen has many denominations and has spread all over the world.

But it should be a small step at first like one drop of water.

But this drop has a huge possibility.

We should put importance on the first step. It might be the source of the world.

We should put importance on the dignity of each person. We have an unlimited possibility.

 

Zen proverb 34 : Makumousou


Hello! I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I’ll introduce a new blog article. It is “Makumousou.”

“Maku” means to forget.

“Mousou” means delusions.

Are you worried about anything?

“What will be happened later?”

“I don’t have any idea about this problem.”

“I despond of the feature.”

These suffering are from your delusions.

We don’t know the future of ourselves.

Stop having delusions!!

Zen proverb 33 : Nengemisho


Hello. I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

The severe earthquake had occurred at 14:46 JST on Friday 11 March 2011 in Japan. 8 years passed from that day.

I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb whch is suitable for today.

It is “Nengemisho.”

“Nenge” means touching a flower. And “misho” means smiling.

To express your mind, do you need words?

We have many methods to express without words.

Words are not enough to express completely.

Be with your family or friends, express your love to them.