Monday, June 30, 2014
Living fully in this present moment. Feeling the space in between things. Have some humor. Light-hearted but seeing clearly. The expectation of the future and the memory of the past are both fleeting, changeable. Nothing is as permanent as it seems.
Four Dots - mixed media on rice paper, mounted on board. The size is 38 by 14 in. Signed by the artist. Ready to hang.
This work is featured in the "Broad Brush: New Gestural Paintings Collection" on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the complete collection here: http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing/Broad-Brush-New-Gestural-Paintings/667232/77180/view
Purchase Yeachin's work "Four Dots": http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Four-Dots/688716/1933530/view
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Happiness, Wealth, and Longevity - all the wonderful things we want in life. Due to the karmic connections, somehow for some people it is easier than others. However, if the mind is content, all the situations is a source of learning and joy. We can try to see things from a more positive point of view. Happiness is here and now.
Chinese calligraphy: "Happiness, Wealth, and Longevity ". Original work. Unframed.
Black sumi ink on rice paper. 10" by 19". The calligraphy itself is professionally double-mounted on another piece of acid-free paper, so the surface is totally flattened. The words of the seal are: "happiness, wealth, and longevity". Ready to be put into a frame.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
"In the ancient philosophies of both China and Japan, the three principles of heaven, earth, and man expressed this view of how human life and society could be integrated with the order of the natural world. These principles are based on an ancient understanding of natural hierarchy. I have found that, in presenting the discipline of warriorship, the principles of heaven, earth and man are very helpful in describing how the warrior should take his seat in the sacred world. Although politically and socially, our values are quite different from those of Imperial China and Japan, it is still possible to appreciate the basic wisdom contained in these principles of natural order. Heaven, earth, and man can be seen literally as the sky above, the earth below, and human beings standing or sitting between the two.
If we apply the perspective of heaven, earth, and man to the situation in the world today, we begin to see that there is a connection between the social and the natural, or environmental, problems that we are facing. When human beings lose their connection to nature, to heaven and earth, then they do not know how to nurture their environment or how to rule their world—which is saying the same thing. Human beings destroy their ecology at the same time that they destroy one another. From that perspective, healing our society goes hand in hand with healing our personal, elemental connection with the phenomenal world."
From Chogyam Trungpa - Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior (Shambhala Classics) Shambhala Publications.
This work - Original Chinese calligraphy: "Heaven, Earth, and Man." 8 x 14 in. The work is sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on another acid-free cotton rag paper. The surface is flattened. Ready to be framed. The artist's seal is: "walking in the sky".
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Chinese character: Forgiveness. Forgiveness is never easy. To forgive, is to let go - let go of our holding on. If we can let go, we can move on.
It is hard to truly forgive others, or to forgive ourselves. Somehow the ego wants to hold onto something, otherwise the lightweight feeling could be overwhelming, unbearable. We think hatred makes us alive - but it is the opposite. It makes us dead, stale, not moving.
Forgiveness is powerful. It manifests tremendous inner strength.
Forgiveness. The word is composed by two characters: the suchness of mind (suchness + mind). Sumi ink on paper. 6.5 by 6.5 inches.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Acrylic on rice paper, mounted on canvas. 18 x 18 in.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
Chinese character: Discipline 戒. Discipline is everything. Without discipline, our energy is just spreading into the vast space, without a focal point. With discipline, all our effort will be like an arrow striking the target - it is not goal-oriented per se; it is just effective.
Freedom achieved through discipline. This work: sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on paper. The size is 14.5 by 18 inches. The seal is: the heart of buddha.
Sunday, June 01, 2014
Auspicious mountain of wealth which attracts true wealth, happiness, and prosperity - that is free from aggression and attachment. Red and black: fiery, brave, fearless, and confident, full of "cool passion"; it is here and now: http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Red-Mountain/688716/2043556/view