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Old 17-11-2003, 05:32 PM
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Default Hermine & Bamboo

HERE! have fifty years and fifty more! there is a Zen saying about
painting of bamboo;

If you would paint bamboo, study bamboo for a thousand years, forget
bamboo, then, paint bamboo!


Go to the pines if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if
you want to learn about the bamboo. And in doing so, you must leave your
subjective preoccupation with yourself. Otherwise you impose yourself on
the object and do not learn.
Matsuo Basho
17th century