Hello Dear Readers,
Recently I watched the Japanese children’s show Nihongo de Asobo which explores Japanese culture and literature in a fun, artistic way. I have often found many great quotes and posted them here in the past, but I haven’t watched the show in recent years due to lack of time, so it was great to watch the show again.
Today I wanted to share another quote:
Shintou wo mekkyaku sureba hi mo mata suzushi
In English this can be translated as: Clear your mind of all mundane thoughts, and you will find even fire cool.
This famous quote is attributed to a Rinzai Zen master of the 16th century named Kaisen Shōki (快川紹喜, 1502-1582) but seems to be quoted in other Japanese sources as well.
Anyhow, something fun to share. 🙂