Miyamoto Musashi inspired Daruma

Nothing Sacred

10 1/2″ W x 12 1/2″ H
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

Emperor Wu of Liang asked the great master Bodhidharma, “What is the first principle of the holy teaching?”
Bodhidharma said, “Vast emptiness, nothing holy.”


For the background on this koan, see the excellent article by Ruben L. F. Habito Subverting Words: Impasse and Breakthrough in Zen Koan Practice.


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