Sen Nyo Rikyu: the Spirit of the Japanese Tea Ceremony — Spirit Tea

“Sen No Rikyu the founder of the Japanese Tea Ceremony committed harikiti or ritual suicide by disembowlemnet in 1591 at the order his lord Hidiyoshi. Just before he took his own life his own life he said ‘when I have this sword, there is no Buddha and no patriarchs.’He meant when we have the sword of big  mind, there is no dualistic world, and the only thing that exists is this spirit.

Source: Sen Nyo Rikyu: the Spirit of the Japanese Tea Ceremony — Spirit Tea

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sen_no_Riky%C5%AB

More: http://www.zenstoriesofthesamurai.com/Characters/Sen%20no%20Rikyu.htm

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