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Day 244 – La Ronde

September 2, 2012

 

“Archery is, therefore, not practiced solely for hitting the target; the swordsman does not wield the sword just for the sake of outdoing his opponent; the dancer does not dance just to perform certain rhythmical movements of the body. The mind has first to be attuned to the Unconscious. If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge of it is not enough.  One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an “artless art” growing out of the Unconscious.” (Eugen Herringel, Zen in the Art of Archery, 1953)

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