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One Source - Ten Ox Herding - Part 8

One Source - Ten Ox Herding - Part 8

One Source - Ten Ox Herding - Part 8 - Art Print / Framed Print.

When in the deepest state of meditation, you realise that all things are born from the state of pure energy. This energy creates physical matter, before taking the shape of billions of different forms. Each of these forms will exist for a while, before returning back to pure energy. And so the cycle is completed.

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:

瞑想の先に見る 万物を創造する源泉
天と地 光と影 やがてそこから限りない物質が生まれる
無限のエネルギーの循環 純粋なバイブレーション
永遠なる海が 現世に生み落とす 1粒1粒の魂
経験し すべての雫は やがて又海えと帰っていく

and Tim Crowe translated it into English:

"In the deepest state of meditation, you realise that all things are created from pure energy. This energy creates physical matter, becoming billions of forms. Each exists for a while, and then returns to pure energy. The cycle is complete."

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.


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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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