Tea Ceremony

发布日期:2019-11-02   字体大小:   


Buddha said all sentient beings have Buddha nature while tea and human also have psychic aspects. As the saying that a man is not a stalk of grass or a tree, I say people know about plants. Tea can make human beings get back to nature and recover people’s original simplicity. Tea-drinking is called tea ceremony, which means drinking tea can enter the way. Tea ceremony has many complex procedures focusing on details very much. Tea drinker’s heart is not in the process, but in the ceremony. Complex procedures are only precepts. Precepts and disciplines are to sit quietly and meditate, and sitting quietly and meditate is to produce wisdom that is entering the way. A good state of mind is created for the tea drinker to taste tea that is gaining the way of life. Human and tea are the unity. (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)





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