2016年8月31日星期三

In the eyes of monks, tea is not just a bowl of ordinary tea

      The birthplace of this tea in China,talking about tea, often hear the word "tea zen one taste". From ancient times to the present, all drinking tea people take drinking tea and talking heart as elegant thing. The connotation of Zen tea culture is an "elegant" word, become a synonym for Zen culture.
      Zen and tea culture, there are inextricably linked in Buddhism. Buddhism grasps the indifferent attitude towards life, pay attention to meditation、practice Buddhism or Taoism、sit calm breath, that can purify the hearts of people. Drinking tea and talking zen, the combination of tea and Zen; The so-called "tea zen one taste", in fact, tell the world, to comprehend the definition of Zen by tea.
      In the eyes of the monks, tea is not just a bowl of ordinary tea, it is not simply as thirst quenching drinks, but up to the spiritual level, is the true nature of self awareness. Tea has become irreplaceable drinks, so the monastery monks love tea, addicted to tea.Coupled with the nature of the monk is interlinked, in the course of time, with the monks have the indissoluble bound.
      In fact, many tea master of the depth of the study for tea, most and Buddhism has many sources. Such as the Tang Dynasty by Lu Yu(陆羽), he grew up in the temple, and in the temple had been addicted to tea and a tea ceremony.
      That year, the monk Zhi Ji raise Lu Yu, Zhi Ji master is famous for cooking tea,  Zhi Ji was Tang Taizong recruited into the palace. Of course, a long time will miss the old taste. Want to drink tea from Lu Yu,So Lu Yu into the palace, in the absence of a meeting, Lu Yu cooked a pot of tea, along with the dissemination of tea aroma, not far place Zhi Ji master exclaimed: apprentice come here.
      Visible, Lu Yu and Zhi Ji master, after long time feeling such Zen, two people reached the tea through the heart of Zen. After Lu Yu saved written "the classic of tea(《茶经》)" is the first part of the world to the book of tea,to lay the foundation for the development of tea.
      Tea always can put on a par with the enlightenment of life since ancient times, tea soup into the mouth, first bitter and then have its sweet. Zen and tea follow like a shadow, This little tea leaves, carrying the civilization of the world Buddhism and the society, create a unique Zen culture and tea culture, and make tea and zen inosculate as a whole.