Monday, June 11, 2007

To sweep away the world's dust

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" A broom has a number of meanings in Zen art. Monks spend a lot of time sweeping the temple grounds, and one was enlightened when he heard the sound a piece of tile striking a tree while he was sweeping; the whack from a woman's broom spurred Hakuin on to enlightenment; Jittoku, the sidekick of the Zen poet Kanzan, is almost always portrayed holding a broom, or symbolically represented by just a broom."

Practising a moment of Zen, Sam Renseiw is equally enlightened by the soft broom actions of a fair blonde maiden. View the un-foldings by clicking here or on the links above. (patafilm # 435, 01'35'', 7MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version at

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