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中有風露香・Naka-ni-fu’uro-no-kaori-ari

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中有風露香(なかに ふうろの かおり あり) Naka-ni-fu’uro-no-kaori-ari

大徳寺黄梅院小林太玄和尚のお筆です。

The calligraphy is by Rev. Taigen Kobayashi of Ko’ubai-in at Da’itoku-ji.

その意味はまとめてみると「心の在り方は言動に顕れる。心ある人の立ち居振る舞いからは、香るようにその人柄が伝わってくる。心の在り方、心くばり気くばりが大切なのである。」といったところです。

It means in a nutshell: “The state of heart manifests itself in speech and behavior. The way you conduct yourself, if your heart is tender, exudes your personality like fragrance. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of the state of heart, and be considerate and thoughtful.”

これは蘇軾(そしょく)の詩からの一説ですが解釈が難しいですね。(中国語を話す生徒さんに手伝っていただきました。)

It is a passage from a poem by Su Shi. It was rather challenging to interpret it – which was done with help from one of our students who speak Chinese.

* * *
弱質困夏永,奇姿蘇曉涼。(弱質夏の永きに困しみ、奇姿暁涼に蘇える。)
My body is weak and suffers from the long summer, but it is rejuvenated in the coolness of dawn.
低昂黃金杯,照耀初日光。(低昂す黄金の杯、照輝す初日の光。)
The golden bowl gently sways, shining in the first daylight.
檀心自成暈,翠葉森有芒。(檀心自ら暈を成し、翠葉森として芒あり。)
Pale red hearts of flowers create a halo, and the forest green leaves glow in the light.
古來寫生人,妙絕誰似昌。(古来写生の人、妙絶誰か昌に似ん。)
The man in the old portrait has a perfect resemblance of someone.

晨妝與午醉,真態含陰陽。(晨粧と午醉と、真態陰陽を含む。)
The real form consists of good and bad, no matter in the morning or in my inebriated state at noon.

君看此花枝,中有風露香。(君看よ此の花枝、中に風露の香あり。)
See this flower branch, inside there is fragrance of winds and dews.

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