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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

Zen Shakuhachi & Taimu: music ancient and new, big breathing bamboo. Creative ethnoclassical. Soul-based, breath-powered, no- limit, living, evolving art extending from the depths of contemplative Zen Taoist practice.

Cornelius Boots, classical-jazz-rock-blues-experimental woodwind virtuoso and composer, shihan (master) in the lineage of Watazumido. His shakuhachi name is
深禅 (Shinzen) deep Zen.
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