After attending a workshop of Heart Sutra copying, I was so enthusiast that I put myself to work on this rather large Sutra copy. I can still remember the joy of brushing these beautiful characters with my newly acquired four treasures: precious Japanese rice paper, soft and yellowish, a Taiwanese ink stick, my brand-new ink stone with a wave pattern and a brush of mixed weasel and sheep-hair.
Back then I could not identify the special quality of the ancient seal script yet. Now I would say that seal script calligraphy is like a sitting meditation where the mind is focused one-pointedly. When writing seal script the tip of the brush moves in the middle of the stroke, let’s say one pointedly without faults, and this strengthens brush and spirit.
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