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JY CALLIGRAPHY

The River-stroke by JY

Like the tributaries coursing through rolling hills and valleys, JY’s calligraphy art is an undulating and elevated articulation of tradition, poetry, syntax, meter and emotions. With each stroke of his brush, akin to tributaries flowing into a confluence of thoughts, a river of expressions.
The River stroke is a homage to his grandfather’s traditions - sojourns into memory; joy, love, anguish, and desire. When at first seen as unconventional and a brackish riposte to the traditions, JY’s art is very much steeped in the craft and deftness of traditional Chinese calligraphy. 
Beyond that, his art sees a world no longer delineated by rules, but only of a single-minded expression of thought, infused with layers of contemplation and purpose, expressed in the movement of his unceasing River-stroke.

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Heart Sutra 般若波羅蜜多心經 by contemporary calligraphist, JY with self-founded River Stroke 流書

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

The Heart Sūtra or 心經 Xīnjīng, is a popular sutra in Mahāyāna Buddhism which can be translated as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom".

The Sutra famously states, "Form is emptiness (śūnyatā), emptiness is form." It is a condensed exposé on the Buddhist Mahayana teaching of the Two Truths doctrine, which says that ultimately all phenomena are sunyata, empty of an unchanging essence. This emptiness is a 'characteristic' of all phenomena, and not a transcendent reality, but also "empty" of an essence of its own. Specifically, it is a response to Sarvastivada teachings that "phenomena" or its constituents are real. It has been called "the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition."


般若波羅蜜多心經

觀自在菩薩,行深般若波羅蜜多時,照見五蘊皆空,度一切苦厄。

舍利子!色不異空,空不異色,色即是空,空即是色,受想行識亦復如是,舍利子!是諸法空相,不生不滅,不垢不淨,不增不減。是故空中無色無受想行識,無眼耳鼻舌身意,無色聲香味觸法。無眼界乃至無意識界,無無明亦無無明盡,乃至無老死亦無老死盡。無苦集滅道。無智亦無得,以無所得故。

菩提薩埵,依般若波羅蜜多故,心無罣礙,無罣礙故,無有恐佈,遠離顛倒夢想,究竟涅槃。

三世諸佛,依般若波羅蜜多故,得阿耨多羅三藐三菩提。

故知般若波羅蜜多,是大神咒,是大明咒,是無上咒,是無等等咒,能除一切苦,真實不虛。故說般若波羅蜜多咒,即說咒曰:

揭諦 揭諦 波羅揭諦 波羅僧揭諦 菩提薩婆訶。


River Stroke Series 012 : Heart Sutra

流書系列012> 般若波羅心經

8ft X 4ft (2400mm X 1200mm)



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