1/07/2007

Blizzard

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blizzard <>
one million snow flakes and then
one more




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One of my teachings in Japanese Archery was to practise :

yuki no metsuke 雪の目つけ

watching the snow fall,
then watching just one flake fall,
all the way from high up
to its very end on the ground.

Try it, it is quite a feat !
Sit outside on your veranda in the cold and just watch
one flake, one flake one more flake !


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Zen Priest Takuan teaches:

"When facing a single tree, if you look at a single one of its red leaves, you will not see all the others.
When the eye is not set on any one leaf, and you face the tree with nothing at all in mind, any number of leaves are visible to the eye...

The mind that stops or is moved by something-
this is the affliction of the abiding place."


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..................................................................................... A little later in the day


a yellow puddle
in the white snow <>
Haiku took courage


our cats loath the snow, they can not go around their business as usual ...
finally, Boss Haiku just did it !


Thus endeth a blizzard and dissolves in sunshine


snow melting <>
one million drips and
drops



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Fast Forward to March 9, 2012





Leaves look damp and cold,
Listening to the frost grow -
Soon branches will crack...



Gabi San-
This is actually a famous saying in kyudo.
A student ask his sensei when to release the arrow and he received
Listening to the frost grow
to ponder.


kanya choosoo 寒夜聴霜

- Shared by Steve Weiss
Joys of Japan, March 2012


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Advise for Kyudo

期待 - 師範 魚住文衞


一、紀昌貫蝨の伝
 大意=小を視ること大の如く、微を視ること著の如し。

二、一分三界の目付け
大意=的を狙うのに一分(〇.三糎)の小さい的を三千世界(宇宙)のように大きく見開くこと

三、雪の目付け
大意=動く標的を狙う場合に、空から降る無数の雪の一片が地に落ちるまで見失わないように精神を集中せよ。

四、寒夜聴霜

大意=寒中の真夜中に結霜する音(無音の音)を聴きとるように澄み切った心境で行射せよ。

五、七情を除去せよ
 大意=人間の七情(喜、怒、憂、思、悲、恐、驚)を去って精神を一射に集中せよ

六、無念無想
 大意=概ね同前

source : kyudo/kantougensyuu


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2 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

From Chibi

Each snowflake is different from the other in shape because of all the ways an ice crsystal can form. It is similar to fingerprints. But, I suspect that with all the snowflakes that were formed in a blizzard, there are a few twins. It would be more than one in a million chance to find the twin.

My sister has had over 3 feet of snow in the last week. 2007 started out being snow full... haha.
Keep warm, Gabi san.

http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-a3v8wyQ2eqSU5.1Q0PAElUprETGA?p=174#comment

Anonymous said...

.
wow

Gabi san

Thank you very much the cold brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

my car broken this morning.
We have to fix the car or buy a new car .....

hummmmmmmm .....

But it was lucky we don`t have any accident by the old car.

Etsuko
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cherrypoetryclub/message/29735