~Encounter Zen 禅との出会い~

For the first time when I saw this picture in Zen Dojo Zurich, it shocked me with its impression of nobodiness and anonymity. I was fascinated by the presence which is not intentionally expressed but giving off a natural vibration. When we say "A human being is being human", it might sounds a bit weird. But as far as I know, we are the only creature on this planet who has "being" in the title. So it is appropriate and very human to have an opportunity that we quietly sit and let entire body and mind to resonate with this quality of "being" that we all are named after.
チューリヒの禅堂で初めてこの写真を見た時、その ”誰でもない” 感じ、匿名性に衝撃を受けたのを覚えている。表現されたものではない、静かに坐っているいのちそのものが醸し出す佇まいに惹かれたのだと思う。英語で人類のことを”human beings”と言う。私の知っている限りタイトルに”Being”が入るのは人類だけである。この人類だけが持つbe(在る)+ing(現在進行形) “Being”を静かに坐り、味わうことは、とても人間的な営みだと思います。

In this Masenji Blog, I will be writing about Music, Zen, my vegetable fields and so on.