The Way of Tea was based on four principles (和 敬 清 寂): harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. (…) Respect meaning sincerity of the heart, which allows us to be open to the surroundings, people, nature, while respecting their dignity.(…) In everyday life this rule influences our contacts with other people. We stop seeing the externals and go deeper into human hearts and the essence of all things which we encounter in our environment. In those situations we are building a connection with the whole world that we live in.
Shōshitsu Sen XV, Tea Life, Tea Mind
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