1月 「水泉動(しみずあたたかをふくむ)」

Letter January "the frozen spring begins to move in the ground".


凍った泉が地中で動き始め、かすかにあたたかさを含んでいる頃とされる七十二候「水泉動(しみずあたたかをふくむ)」の時季です。キーンと音がしそうなほど冷たい空気に満ちた一月は、あまりの寒さに体だけでなく心まで縮こまってしまいそうですね。耳を澄ませば、きっと、地中深くから春の足音が聴こえてくる。そう思って、一日一日、明るく穏やかな気持ちで過ごしましょう。



今月の塩沼大阿闍梨の一言


どんなことがあっても、人を恨まず、嫌わず、広い心で許す。

この寛怒(かんじょ)の心がまわりまわって、

穏やかな心となって人生にかえってきます。


塩沼亮潤 「幸いをいただきまして このひとときを大切に」より



It is the season of the 72 pentads "Shimizu atataka wo fukumu", which is said to be the time when the frozen spring begins to move in the ground and contains a faint warmth. In January, which is filled with cold air that seems to make a keen noise, it seems that the coldness will shrink not only your body but also your heart. If you listen carefully, you will surely hear the footsteps of spring from deep underground. With that in mind, let's spend each day with a bright and calm feeling.


[Monthly Word]

No matter what happens, don't resent people, don't hate them, and forgive them with a broad heart.

The heart of this anger turns around,

It becomes a calm heart and returns to life.