Something stable

Everything is changing

Japanese think humans are part of nature. Then we are nature. Humans are not out of nature.

There is an important feature of nature for Japanese. We think nature is always changing.

 

4 phases

Humans have 4 phases. We are born, grow up and grow old, get weak, die.

Everything including creatures has 4 phases. It comes into being, being, weathers, collapses.

This thought of 4 phases tells that everything is changing.

 

sense of Japanese culture

Japanese culture has the feature of changing. Nothing is stable. Nobody is stable. Humans are the same as nature.

We should not be attached to anything. We should go towards the something stable.

What is the “something”? Something spiritual.

Cherry blossoms are beautiful. But they will fall soon. Because of the truth, cherry blossoms are beautiful.

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