Can you read the Chinese characters on this fountain? What do you think it is for?
Is it a sign of the times that I can only write titles with semi-clickbaity headlines? (it’s not a new standard, I promise).
Some sharing/inspiration from recent talks given via Mettarama/Metta Centre, Sydney.
The basic context for this is that I had mentioned this fountain in a talk, but I had no idea about the details apart from that it was at a temple garden in Japan from a book on Japanese gardens that I had as a kid. I had to go look up the details and I thought they were sufficiently interesting to share.
Spoiler: if you read the characters together with the “mouth” which is the hole in the centre of the coin, they read, “Only I know when I am satisfied”. Some reflections on contentment.
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