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Unformatted text preview: • Cat vs. monkey theories of enlightenment Drinking tea quenches your “thirst,” nothing else is involved • From Sen no Rikyu to Sen Genshitsu XV o Sen Genshitsu Tea is a way of communicating • Furyu o Spirit should float through life like the wind that flows through all of nature • The Lineage o Rikyu Shoan Sotan Urasenke/Omotesenke/Mushanokojisenke o Seven principles created by Rikyu Make a satisfactory bowl of tea Lay the charcoal so that the water boils efficiently Provide a sense of coolness in summer and warmth in wineter Arrange flowers as though they were still growing in the field Be ready ahead of time – do not rush Be prepared in case of rain Act with the utmost consideration for your guests o Harmony, respect, purity, tranquility...
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- Fall '09
- Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism, Zen, zen tea Tea, Murata Juko Takeno Joo Sen