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Quietly, quietly,

yellow mountain roses fall –

sound of the rapids

Basho, Matsuo Bashō, (松尾 芭蕉, Japanese poet, 1644 – November 28, 1694

In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi () is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature. The concept  of wabi-sabi () is imbued with the Buddhist teaching of  the three marks of existence- impermanence, suffering, and emptiness.

(three marks of existence (三法印, sanbōin; also Pali: tilakkhaṇa; Sanskrit: त्रिलक्षण, trilakṣaṇa): impermanence (無常, mujō; Sanskrit:anitya; Pali:anicca), suffering (苦, ku; Sanskrit:Duḥkha दुःख; Pāli: dukkha;) emptiness or absence of self-nature (空, kū; also  Sanskrit: Śūnyatā:शून्यता); Pali: suññatā)

Monk Rensho Riding His Horse Backwards

by Matsumura Goshun, around 1784

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