“A painting of something that is considered as Zen, is not a Zen painting.”
I've remembered that for quite a long time. A wisdom from a Zen monk that I met many years back.
Zen is everything that is, everything that is not, and everything in between.
Zen is a subtle presence and a steady consciousness. Zen is the reasons and the actions.
Zen is the flow and the stillness.
“A Zen painting will evoke a Zen mind in another soul. That's all what matters.”