Hojoki 623-625 and Hosshinshu - Hojoki(An Account of a Ten-Foot Square Hut(1212 Kamo no Chomei \u25cf His father died young \u25cb Weak political backing \u25cf

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Hojoki (An Account of a Ten-Foot Square Hut) (1212) Kamo no Chomei His father died young Weak political backing Excelled in poetry and music He writes buddhist vows although Shintoism was prominent Recluse Literature - Soan bungaku - It is the finest writing in this period - Main focus is deep nature and self-reflection Several things are compared to human existence - Houses are compared because it is as impermanent as the life of a human - Houses look eternal but they are like humans - Dwellings are compared to the foam in the water - “One will die in the morning and another will be born in the evening” - Morning glory and dew Houses can also be taken to represent the vanity of worldly attachments. Explain. - The function of the house is to protect oneself from the outside world, however, the appearance (how big and elegant) doesn’t matter - Wind, the current of the flowing water, and all the disasters are also impermanent What are the characteristics of his hut - A symbol or cure to impermanence -
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