how to be in touch with the life running through all objects

Beauty is ever alive, because for it there is no past, no future, but the present. You hesitate, turn your head, and it is no more. The morning-glory must be admired at its first awakening as the sun rises; so it is with the lotus. This is the way the Japanese people have learned from Zen teaching how to love Nature, how to be in touch with the life running through all objects including human beings.
Zen and Japanese Culture (Daisetz T Suzuki)

Daisetz Suzuki,On our love for morning-glory. the flower that only blossoms on one morning, soon shrivels and fades.

美は一瞬。過去もなく、未来もなく、その瞬間だけに息づくもの。ためらい、目を外した瞬間、もうそこにはない。朝顔は朝日が顔を出すその瞬間に愛でなくてはならない。蓮も同様に。日本人が禅の教えから身につけたことは、全ての生きとし生けるものの命にこのように触れ、愛でることだ。


禅と日本文化 (鈴木大拙)

朝にだけ、一度だけ咲いてしぼんでいく。その朝顔を愛する日本人の心について。

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