All posts tagged: philosophy


The Bodhi Body I : Sketch & Research

bodhi  |bəʊ| noun 1) the awakening experience / enlightenment Awareness of the true nature of the universe 2) a fig tree native to India and SE Asia, regarded as sacred by Buddhists. (Buddha’s enlightenment having occurred beneath such a tree) bōgaha ‘tree of knowledge’  + bō (from Sanskrit budh ‘understand thoroughly’) + gaha ‘tree’ + body |ˈbɒdi| noun (pl.bodies) the physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person or an animal • the trunk apart from the head and the limbs • a corpse • [ mass noun ] the physical and mortal aspect of a person as opposed to the soul or spirit: we’re together in body and spirit. =


Thesis Collection ‘In Remembrance Of’ : Research Journal (1/5)

“If the object function well, then it must look good.”  “Purity and Simplicity, Stillness and Fluidity Ornament and Function, Mindfulness, Light, Space and Solidity Artlessness and Artistry.” “A stone is a stone, A tree is a tree. We can easily say this but we do not fully understand what we are saying until we weigh the stone in our hands and feel its coldness against our cheek.”  However, because there is no real division between the external and the internal worlds, Zen also finds beauty in the perfection of the man-made artifact. Neither natural nor artificial beauty is superior, and Zen’s ultimate aim is to often an attempt to blend the two. “Yes, they all burn the same way The last shopping of your life is done by others.”         I have been intrigued by Zen Buddhism philosophy, Japanese aesthetics and how those concepts about seeing beauty in imperfection and transience are translated in the Academy Award movie Departures (2008) when I was in a period of starting my thesis collection. The …