Zen proverb 18 : Ichigyozanmai


Hello! This is Katsuya Yasuda from Yasuda Consulting.

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

Ichigyo means only one action.

Zanmai means all you want to do.

So Ichigyozanmai means to do only one action which you want to do.

Do you have such an action?

In my case, it is roasting coffee beans. it is my hobby.

I always focus to make delicious coffee. But only one thing I can do is to toss the frying pan. I don’t think anything except tossing it.

It is mental concentration.