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Higher Perspective - Ten Ox Herding - Part 9

Higher Perspective - Ten Ox Herding - Part 9

Higher Perspective - Ten Ox Herding - Part 9 - Art Print / Framed Print.

The world is the same as it was before you embarked on the journey. Flowers are still as colourful, the ocean remains blue, and waves continue to break beautifully. The reality is that it was there all along, only now you can see it so perfectly. You have become a part of what you see before you.

About the Ten Ox Herding project

This project is a collaboration with my friend Shinji Asai. It is a surfer's search of the true nature of the mind, based on the story from "Ten Ox Herding".

Ten Bulls or Ten Ox Herding is a series of short poems and accompanying drawings used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of a practitioner's progress toward enlightenment and her or his return to society to enact wisdom and compassion.

Shinji wrote the story in Japanese for each step:

そう気づくまでに 多くの時を 旅に費やした
花は色づき 海は青く 波は美しくブレークしている
目の前に広がるこの 風景は 幻だろうか
否 真実と幻は共にあり 今真実を見る

and Tim Crowe translated it into English:

"The world is the same as it was before your journey. Flowers are as colourful, the ocean shines blue, and waves break beautifully. In reality, it was always there, only now you see it so perfectly. For you have become a part of it."

The Kanji and stamp is made by Shinji's brother Junichi Asai.

The print: Gallery quality archival Giclee prints on Jonas favourite paper - Hahnemühle Photo Rag, a white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture. Available with or without a matte/ border, and with or without a black/ white wood frame.


Sizing: The print dimensions listed are for the size of paper it is printed on including the white border. All frames and mattes adds to the sizing.

Size example 1: On a 10x10" print with a matte, the matte will have outside dimensions of 13x13".

Size example 2: On a 16x16" print with a matte and frame, the frame will have outside dimensions of 20x20".

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