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葉々起清風・Leaves in Clear Breezes

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「葉々起清風」

 誰知三隱寂寥中(誰か知らん三隠寂寥の中)
因話尋盟別鷲峰(話に因って盟を尋いで鷲峰に別れんとす)
相送当門有脩竹(相送りて門に当たれば脩竹あり)
為君葉々起清風(君が為に葉々清風を起こす)

虚堂和尚の住まう鷲峰庵に三人の道友が、これから遥か遠い天台山の国清寺にいる三人の隠者(三人の優れた禅者)の遺跡を訪ねるというので、旅立つ前別れに来た。今度は何時会えるとも分からない。門まで見送りに出てきたら、別れを惜しむかのよう脩竹(しゅうちく)の一葉一葉がさらさらと音をなして清風を起こしていた。

A Buddhist priest named Kido’u once lived in a hut “Ju’uho’u-an” where three of his old friends came to visit.  They came to bid farewell before leaving on a long journey to the Guoqing Temple on a far-away mountain of  Tiantai to see monuments dedicated to three wise Zen scholars.  There was no telling when they would meet again.  Kido’u came out to the gate to see them off.  Leaves of tall bamboos were rustling in clear breezes as if to moan from the sadness of parting.

お互いの心の交わりは会っている時よりも、別れるときにこそ真の心が現れ出るものである。井伊直弼は 茶湯一会集の中で「そもそも茶の交会は一期一会といいて、たとえば幾たび同じ主客と交会するも、今日の会に再び帰らざることを思えば,実に我一世一度の会なり」と言い、その出合いのひとときを大事にすると共に、客が帰り最後まで見送りした後も、炉の前に戻り余情ををもって、独り茶を服す事、是一会極意の習いであると述べている。「君が為葉々清風を起こす」は清々しい出合いと別れのきびを味わう語である。

A communication from heart to heart manifests its true nature when people are leaving, rather than when being together.  Na’osuke I’i wrote in his “Chanoyu ichi’eshu’u” (The Collection of Tea Meetings): “Fundamentally, a tea gathering is a meeting that happens only once in one’s life or simply put, ichigo ichi’e.  For example, even if one repeatedly meets the same main guest on different occasions, no one will ever return to today’s meeting.  Therefore, it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime meeting.”  Na’osuke emphasized that one should, not only treasure the moments while being together, but also cherish the lingering feelings after sending off the guest by returning to the ro and serving yourself tea alone.  That’s the ultimate practice of ichigo ichi’e.  Bamboo leaves rustling in clear breezes for the parting friends….  That image captures the pleasant reunion and the bitter-sweet farewell.

【参考・Reference】
http://www.jyofukuji.com/10zengo/1999/7zengo.htm

Originally posted July 6, 2015

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