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.

 

Zen proverb 32 : Ryobo


Hello! I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

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

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“Ryo” means both.

“bo” means to forget.

So this proverb means “Let’s forget both.”

Do you have some problem in your life?

Is it resolved by judging “yes or no”, “right or left”, “correct or wrong” and so on.

Do you want to know whether your girlfriend loves you or not?

If you know it, what happens?

Let’s forget both sides so you can be freed from anxiety.

Zen proverb 31 : Yume


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

“YUME” means a dream.

Japanese “YUME” has two means as same as English.

The first one is the scene which we watch while sleeping.

Another one is the vision which we wish to be.

This Zen word is the first meaning.

When we wake up, the dream disappears.

After waking up, we live in the real world.

What is this world?

Everything in this world is in the dream.

They are noumenon. So we don’t need to cling to them.

 

Zen proverb 30 : Ninninkotogotokudokinari


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I’ll introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Ninnin kotogotokudoki nari.”

It is literally translated to “People are boxes which are fulfilled with their life ways.”

We can make our life supreme. But it needs to devote ourselves.

We can fulfill our box with things which we can get by devoting.

Japanese people call the road of devoting ourselves as “Do” or “Michi.”

 

Zen proverb 29 : Seiseijaku


Hello! I am Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I will introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Seiseijaku.”

First kanji character “Sei” means to perceive truth.

This proverb asks us the following question.

Do you wake up? Review your own conduct.

Ask yourself every morning and you can realize yourself.

Zen proverb 28 : Shujinko


Hello! I’m Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

I will introduce a new Zen proverb. It is “Shujinko.”

We often use this word in Japanese. It usually means “hero” or “main character.”

Many Japanese people don’t know it is also the Zen word.

It means “pure oneself” in Zen.

We are playing myself who is not real oneself for various reasons and we don’t realize this.

Who are you?

Are you really yourself?

Please ask this question to your “Shujinko.”