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victoriousvocabulary:

ENSŌ
[noun]
(円相) a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a (sacred) symbol and not a character. It symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it can also symbolise the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an “expression of the moment” it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art.

victoriousvocabulary:

ENSŌ

[noun]

(円相) a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen. Ensō is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy even though it is a (sacred) symbol and not a character. It symbolises absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void; it can also symbolise the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an “expression of the moment” it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art.

An Ottoman set of damascened calligrapher’s tools, 19th centuryOsmanlı Hattat Aletleri, 19. Yüzyıl

An Ottoman set of damascened calligrapher’s tools, 19th century
Osmanlı Hattat Aletleri, 19. Yüzyıl

(Source: ottoman-empire)

"If you want light, you must light a fire."

"If you want light, you must light a fire."

(Source: enamorism)

絆(きずな)kizuna - bonds or connections between people

絆(きずな)kizuna - bonds or connections between people

(Source: okkeyes)

دیگران را ببخش، نه به خاطر اینکه لایق بخششند، به خاطر اینکه تو لایق آرامشی
Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.EDIT: I should mention that while the name of calligrapher is unknown to me, I later found out that the quote itself is a saying by Zoroaster, the founder of the ancient Iranian religion Zoroastrianism.

دیگران را ببخش، نه به خاطر اینکه لایق بخششند، به خاطر اینکه تو لایق آرامشی

Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

EDIT: I should mention that while the name of calligrapher is unknown to me, I later found out that the quote itself is a saying by Zoroaster, the founder of the ancient Iranian religion Zoroastrianism.

(Source: caskette)