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Archive for May, 2010

Saigyō Hōshi (1118-1190)

Monday, May 31st, 2010
 
 
 
 

moonviewing

moonviewing

Quite the contrary

to what I’d thought, passing clouds

are sometimes simply

the moon’s entertainment,

its lovely decoration.

-saigyo-

 

Zen Alarm Clock in Maple Finish, Japanese Leaves Dial Face

Zen Alarm Clock in Maple Finish, Japanese Leaves Dial Face

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sojo Henjo

Sunday, May 30th, 2010
 
 
 

lotus

lotus

How mysterious!

The lotus remains unstained by its muddy roots,

delivering shimmering

bright jewels from common dew.

 

-Henjo  (816- 890) was a Japanese waka poet and Buddhist priest.

Zen Chime Clock with Japanese Maple Leaves in Honey Finish

Zen Chime Clock with Japanese Maple Leaves in Honey Finish

 

 

 

 

 

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sorrow

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
 

Harunobu Ukiyo-e Print, Girl Parachuting Into the Branches of a Flowering Cherry

Harunobu Ukiyo-e Print, Girl Parachuting Into the Branches of a Flowering Cherry

this world of dew

is yes, a world of dew

and yet…

-issa kobayshi-

 

Black Lacquer Zen Alarm Clock and Meditation Timer

Black Lacquer Zen Alarm Clock and Meditation Timer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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consiousness

Friday, May 28th, 2010
sunflower

sunflower

The more complex a being is, so our Scale of Complexity tells us, the more it is centered upon itself and therefore the more aware does it become.  In other words, the higher the degree of complexity in a living creature, the higher its consciousness; and vice versa.  The two properties vary in parallel and simultaneously.  If we depict them in diagrammatic form, they are equivalent and interchangeable.

–Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Future of Man–

Dream Kanji Zen Alarm Clock with Chime in Dark Oak Finish

Dream Kanji Zen Alarm Clock with Chime in Dark Oak Finish

 

 

 

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temple bell

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
 
 
 

Koson, Small Butterfly And Sunflower -  woodblock print

Koson, Small Butterfly And Sunflower - woodblock print

Butterfly

sleeping

on the temple bell.

-Buson-

 

Zen Timers and Bowl/Gong Alarm Clock, Temple Bell Alarm Clock

Zen Timers and Bowl/Gong Alarm Clock, Temple Bell Alarm Clock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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three treasures

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Hiroshige, The Moon Over A Waterfall - woodblock print

Hiroshige, The Moon Over A Waterfall - woodblock print

 

The sage has three treasures

simplicity
patience
compassion

-Basho

Maple Kanji Zen Alarm Clock, progressive chime alarm clock

Maple Kanji Zen Alarm Clock, progressive chime alarm clock

 

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peonies

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010
 
 
 
 
 

Paeonia Suffruticosa

Paeonia Suffruticosa

Peonies scattering,

two or three petals

lie on one another.

-buson-

 

Zen Chime Clock with Maple Leaves in Honey Finish, progressive awakening clock

Zen Chime Clock with Maple Leaves in Honey Finish, progressive awakening clock

 

 

 

 

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moon, plum blossoms…

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
 
 

Yoshida, "Plum" woodblock print

Yoshida, "Plum" woodblock print

Moon, plum blossoms,

this, that,

and the day goes.

-Issa-

Zen Alarm Clock with Chime and Dream Kanji Dial Face

Zen Alarm Clock with Chime and Dream Kanji Dial Face

 

 

 

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spiritual aspect of ikebana

Friday, May 21st, 2010
Koitsu, "Full Moon at Akashi Beach" Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print

Koitsu, "Full Moon at Akashi Beach" Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print

The spiritual aspect of ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) is considered very important to its practitioners.  Silence is a must during practices of ikebana.  It is a time to appreciate things in nature that people often overlook because of their busy lives.  One becomes more patient and tolerant of differences, not only in nature, but also in general.  Ikebana can inspire one to identify with beauty in all art forms.  This is also the time when one feels closeness to nature which provides relaxation for the mind, body, and soul.

adapted from wikipedia.org

Zen Alarm Clock, Ukiyo-e Hokusai Wave Dial Face

Zen Alarm Clock, Ukiyo-e Hokusai Wave Dial Face

 

 

 

 

 

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petal shower

Thursday, May 20th, 2010
 

Hasui, "Torri in Tawaza Lake, Akita" Ukiyo-e Print

Hasui, "Torri in Tawaza Lake, Akita" Ukiyo-e Print

 

 

A petal shower

of mountain roses,

and the sound of the rapids.

-basho-

 

Bamboo Digital Chime Clock, for a progressive awakening

Bamboo Digital Chime Clock, for a progressive awakening

 

 

 

 

 

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