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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 (Shinzen 深禅 Shakuhachi) San Francisco, California

The shakuhachi & Taimu explorations of Cornelius Boots: Big Breathing Bamboo. Creative Classical Shakuhachi. Master Woodwind Composer, Performer, Teacher. Soul-based, Breath-powered, No-limits Zen Taoism.

Founder of the bass clarinet quartet Edmund Welles. His shakuhachi name 深禅 "Shinzen" means depth Zen or deep Zen given with his Shihan (master teaching license) in the lineage of Watazumi.
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