Calligraphy

This calligraphy is done utilizing the Hitsuzendō method or “zen way of the brush”. Traditionally, this method is used by zen Buddhist monks of Japan to render Japanese calligraphy. It is however, primarily a meditation technique that can be used in every action taken, particularly suited to the arts. “The calligraphy of Hitsuzendo must breathe with the vitality of eternal experience.”
“True creativity is not the product of consciousness but rather the ‘phenomenon of life itself.’ True creation must arise from mu-shin 無心, the state of “no-mind,” in which thought, emotions, and expectations do not matter. Truly skilful Zen calligraphy is not the product of intense “practice;” rather, it is best achieved as the product of the “no-mind” state, a high level of spirituality, and a heart free of disturbances.”

“To write Zen calligraphic characters that convey truly deep meaning, one must focus intensely and become one with the meaning of the characters they create. In order to do this, one must free one’s mind and heart of disturbances and focus only on the meaning of the character. Becoming one with what you create, essentially, is the philosophy behind Zen Calligraphy and other Japanese arts.”
Here, calligraphy is primarily done in devanagari Sanskrit, with phrases chosen for their spiritual meaning.
This mindset is also applied to the paintings in the sumi gallery.

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