2014年6月4日

《Philosophy in Tea-drinking》交融與對抗(Combination and Contrary)


【茶人詹台北報導】品茗,帶來生活的趣味,也引發從一種生活態度,也是一種生活哲學。

人,有什麼樣的生活哲學呢?

從一件茶器,又能看到什麼樣的奧妙?

池宗憲在「茶想.想茶」中展現了這樣的品茗與生活態度,本報特藉英文版本,以饗全球愛茗者。

(圖為戰國布紋黑陶碗)

Black Pottery Bowl with Cloth Pattern, China Warring States Period(403-221BC), Height 66mm, Cliber 84mm.

交融與對抗 Combination and Contrary

“After meal, take a rest, drink a cup of tea after waking up---this is a sober-minded life.” Tea is the fountainhead of soberness in our whole life.

“A guest comes in a cold night and drink tea instead of wine to keep warm.” This poem express the Chinese social skill---the host didn’t want to give wine but was afraid of offending the guest.

Many collectors who chase the cups made from the folk kiln in the end of Ching Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of China period, always use the wine cups as tea cups. 


Even the museum also makes mistakes on the descriptions of cup. But no one ever pointed out and made correction. It is a kind of tolerant attitude.


Drinking tea keeps us sober-minded, so we can not neglect and forget the essential truth of the world.




 


 
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