By Nature, Having Nothing

honrai muichimotsu

12 1/4″ W x 43″ H Japanese Scroll
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


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By Nature, Having Nothing in Japanese is 本来無一物 which is read honrai muichimotsu

The Zen phrase honrai muichimotsu is attributed to Rokuso Eno (aka Hui-neng) and reminds us that everything comes from nothing and that we come into the world with nothing – no attachments, no possessions, no preconceived ideas nor prejudices. The phrase is composed of 本来 (read honrai) meaning “naturally; by nature; in (and of) itself” and 無一物 (read muichimotsu) meaning “having nothing” or “not a single thing”. This also translates as “Actually, there is nothing” and in a Buddhist context may be thought of as “The Buddha nature is free of possessions”.

About The Art: This beautiful hand brushed scroll by Master Takase is personally created at the time of your order and proudly bears her seal and signature. We exclusively import this high-quality scroll with brown silk borders and fine Japanese paper from one of the finest scroll makers in Nara Japan. This is not a print but is hand brushed to match the sample as closely as possible. This is a personal work of art that is designed to last generations.

Delivery: The scroll is completed and shipped within 1-3 business days and arrives ready to display.