“ Eshu understands the darkness in the world and in men’s hearts. A traditional story about him says that when evil first entered the world, the Orishas didn’t know how to combat it because it was so different from themselves. Eventually, Eshu stepped forward and sacrificed half of himself to become half evil. Because he did this, he now understands evil and knows how to fight it.”
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Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会, literally “one time, one meeting”) is a Japanese term that describes a cultural concept often linked with famed tea master Sen no Rikyu. The term is often translated as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.”Ichi-go ichi-e is linked with Zen Buddhism and concepts of transience. The term is particularly associated with the Japanese tea ceremony, and is often brushed onto scrolls which are hung in the tea room. In the context of tea ceremony, ichi-go ichi-e reminds participants that each tea meeting is unique.The term is also much repeated in budo (martial ways). It is sometimes used to admonish students who become careless or frequently stop techniques midway to “try again,” rather than moving on with the technique despite the mistake. In a life-or-death struggle, there is no chance to “try again.” Even though techniques may be attempted many times in the dojo, each should be seen as a singular and decisive event. Similarly, in noh theater, performances are only rehearsed together once, a few days before the show, rather than the many times that are typical in the West, this corresponding to the transience of a given show.
How you spend the day’s your whole entire life compact Like a text box capturing the rapture, exact Moves, never fall inside a pitt trap hunting dap, you God as a body, many layers, lotta stories. Pouring wisdom out a gourd, quenching thirsty newborns.
Everybody tryna feel love, looking for they piece. Separate your self from the world, claiming property. Strange non-fiction that’s the history of humanity. Mechanical, sophisticated animals, Reaching for the stars like that’s where we came from.