Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tendai Calligraphy - III

This is the 3rd of the 37 works by Tendai priests. These here are the Chinese characters for the Buddha Shakyamuni's last instructions to his disciples before he passed into Paranirvana: "Strive with diligence!" And the brush work is in complete harmony with the words; the brush strokes are strong, deliberate, and with concentrated mindfulness.

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