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A Walk Around The Zen Garden

We walk through the roji, the dewy path through the beautiful garden beset in tranquillity. All you can hear is the whisper of the trees as the breeze caresses the leaves; the birdsong from a distance is joyful. Listen. There is the koi pond. There is the stone lantern. You walk down the stepping stones. There is the tinkling melody of a distant waterfall. ⁣

There is a stone water basin halfway down the roji path. You dip your fingers in and feel its coolness slake your skin. You see a bamboo dipper and you pick it up, feeling the smoothness of it resting gently in your palm. You pour water out of the dipper. Slowly, just taking your time. You wash your hands and face, washing away the dust of the world, washing away all egos and identities and preconceptions. We are now ready to step into the tea room, refreshed and clean and pure. Leave all your world weary burdens that you are carrying in your heart, on your shoulders, outside the tea room. ⁣

You see a tiny entrance, a doorway that will require you to crawl on hands and knees to get through. This is the nijiriguchi, a threshold of which once crossed, shall shed you of all the dust from your world. ⁣

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