This Zen calligraphy scroll highlights the Zen maxim :
“Directly Pointing To The Human Mind;
Seeing Into One’s Nature Is Becoming The Buddha.”
I have brushed the eight Japanese characters of this modern Zen calligraphy scroll in a vigorous and full language.
Calligraphy mounted on quiet green silk with fine pattern and natural wooden roller at the bottom.
Mounting size: 32″ x 81″; 81 x 205 cm
If you would like to buy this original Directly Pointing To The Human Mind scroll click here.
I saw this Zen saying for the first time on a Zen scroll painted by Zen master Hakuin Ekaku. Perhaps you are familiar with the Daruma paintings of Hakuin, where an impressive face of Daruma depicted with eyes wide open looks you straight into the heart. This Daruma painting together with the compelling calligraphy of “Directly Pointing To The Human Mind; Seeing Into One’s Nature Is Becoming The Buddha”, moved me deeply, as if witnessing the enlightened mind in all its vastness and brilliance. Inspired by this teaching I brushed the calligraphy you are now seeing.
In Japanese it says:
直 指 人 心
見 性 成 佛
Directly Pointing To The Human Mind;
Seeing Into One’s Nature Is Becoming The Buddha.
A print of the JIKISHI JINSHIN KENSHŌ JŌBUTSU calligraphy is available at my prints gallery.
A small original Jikishi Jinshin Kenshō Jōbutsu scroll, with sumi painting is available here.
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