Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thought for the Day

Don't settle for what the old masters found,
seek what they sought.
~  Kukai

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Kukai (774-835CE), Founder of Shingon, Japanese Poet, Artist, Philosopher, Religion Scholar, Teacher

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Also of interest: Ron's Green's "Kukai, Founder of Japanese Shington Buddhism

In addition, see: Hiroyuki Kachi, "Tokyo Show Gathers Kukai Buddhist Art Treasures", The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2011. This exhibition at the Tokyo National Museum, closed September 25, 2011.

Kukai on FaceBook

4 comments:

Louise Gallagher said...

What a fabulous thought!

Thanks for the quote. It's brilliant.

Kathleen said...

Oh, great thought! Thanks. It ties in with what I am reading and thinking today!!

nance marie said...

Don't settle for what t he old masters sought, find what you see.

S. Etole said...

What wisdom in that quote.