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the only truth I know is my own experience

The purpose of the Japanese Gardens July 12, 2008

 image by snutur

In Japan we had a great master whose name was Vidhitama. He was the disciple of Lord Buddah and he went to Japan and started the Zen system. Zen means meditation-dhyana – and he wanted people to become “thoughtlessly aware”. He found out many ways of making people “thoughtlessly aware” – the tea ceremony and the temples that they have, are all meant to create thoughtless awareness.

I was amazed that none of the Japanese knew what the purpose of these gardens were. There is one garden which has some moss on top of a hill in a very small area and it is very interesting. You have to see the flowers and other foliage there through a magnifying glass. And this should amaze a person and one should become thoughtlessly aware.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, META MODERN ERA

 

10 Responses to “The purpose of the Japanese Gardens”

  1. volodimir108 Says:

    It is true, such beautiful things like the Japanese garden really make thoughts dissapear.

  2. swaps Says:

    Until now, I admired Japanese gardens (in photos only😦 because of their beauty. I am shamefully shallow. May be the rule is : Beauty is fatal to thoughts.

  3. axinia Says:

    absolutely, swaps!
    when i see true beauty I get speachless and thoughtless. you not?
    you have suchan artistic view, and you also like Zen, right?

  4. swaps Says:

    Axinia, my problem is I want to UNDERSTAND the indescribable (- which is the worst of all human instincts ?)

  5. axinia Says:

    Dear swaps, it is because you are a SEEKER of truth, which is beautiful… As soon as you find the Truth, you will have no questions, and will live in bliss and happieness.

  6. swaps Says:

    “you will have no questions,” – sounds boring🙂

  7. axinia Says:

    boring? it is the most amazing state :)it is like the life in the 4th dimension – it is fascianting and full of other things that the ones you know from your life now🙂

  8. Swaps Says:

    humm…must try.

  9. swaps Says:

    “You have to see the flowers and other foliage there through a magnifying glass.”

    Perhaps they might look like these :
    whisper

  10. axinia Says:

    that is an amazing photography, thanks for the link!


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