A cup of stillness /
Contemplations from The Book of Tea, by Kakuzō Okakura, and a meditation.
“Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle.”
“In the liquid amber within the ivory porcelain, the initiated may touch the sweet reticence of Confucius, the piquancy of Laotse, and the ethereal aroma of Sakyamuni himself.”
― Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea
The Book of Tea is an exploration of Zen, Taoism, Tea Masters and the significance of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Let this inspire you to find your own stillness, by turning your attention within, over a cup of tea, with a tea meditation.