This piece comes from the Meian Temple in Kyoto.
The original meaning refers to the upholding and preservation of the "way" of goodness and the obstruction of the "way" of evil. It is a piece which (seemingly) chants the long Sanskrit text as is. In reciting this text one sustains one's immense and infinite spiritual duty, overcomes all kinds of obstacles and attains various virtues. Some have characterized this piece as giving the impression of the image of a large, strong Buddha. Others say it describes the meditative experience, in which a strong focus is attained, and then disturbed, and then resumed with greater strength, the distraction having been incorporated into the all.

(description excerpted from komuso.com)


from Mountain Hermit's Secret Wisdom, released December 21, 2013
Cornelius 深禅 Boots, 2.75 Taimu shakuhachi




Cornelius Boots - Solo Shakuhachi 尺八 San Francisco, California

Avant Nature Music. Bamboo Gospel & Buddhist Blues: from hymns to heavy metal. New music for standard & bass (Taimu) shakuhachi, the robust woodwind of Japan.

Cornelius Boots is a leading creative shakuhachi composer-performer, active internationally in woodwinds since 1990. A Shihan (master) in the lineage of Watazumido and ex-orchestral/rock bass clarinetist, jazz guy and bandleader.
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