Human Figure Paintings - Men in Poetic Setting

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Sitting alone enjoying the hills and stream,

Falling asleep listening to wind and rain,

Everyday guests come and go,

Every year flowers bloom and wilt.

Chinese ink on rice paper

48.2 x 36.7cm

1979

Private collection

 

We have read books on Zen as well as listened to many Zen stories. Zen should not be split into different schools. It does not matter whether it is the gradual enlightenment of the Northern School or the instant enlightenment of the Southern School that is important, as long as there is enlightenment. In this world of endless problems, the ability to enjoy peace from an insight is indeed a blessing. 

As we all know, peace of mind has immense benefits, so it is useful to learn about Zen and the teachings should be widely propagated, with no discrimination towards intelligence, age, wealth, power, east and west, or color of anyone’s skin. Everyone is equal in Zen. This philosophy could be one of the answers to true equality in the world, achieved by realizing the wisdom latent in all of us. 

I had painted a painting with the inscription from a poem by Shi Ben. 

 

Sitting alone enjoying the hills and stream,

Falling asleep listening to wind and rain,

Everyday guests come and go,

Every year flowers bloom and wilt.

 

As long as we can smile at the flowers (like in the Zen story where Buddha gave a lesson in which he just smiled at the flower in his hand), it will be fine. Whether one is alone or falling asleep, one will find Zen/peace there.

Huang Yao, Moyuan Suibi, 1982

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