杜輔仁《世俗與勝義》陶藝創作展 Pottery Art Exhibition by Du Fu-Ren: The Worldly and The Ultimate

世俗勝義 2009 杜輔仁 創作展
2009.12.18 — 2010.01.18 10:00-18:00 泥洹蘭若
臺北縣三芝鄉 芝柏山莊 迎旭街5號 02-26365833 (敬請電話預約)

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世俗是生命的過程,勝義是生命的內涵。世俗是時空的軌迹,勝義是無常的真理。
緣起是生命的開始,智慧是生命的層次。藝術是生命的美學,泥洹是生命的圓滿。
Worldly is the process of life, while ultimate is the meaning of life.
Worldly is the trace of time and space, while ultimate is the truth of impermanence.
Interdependent is the start of life, while wisdom is the summit of life.
Art is the beauty of life, while nirvana is perfection of life.

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跟著朋友去看陶展,沒想到來到這樣一方天地。

杜老師的工作室在三芝,稱作“泥洹蘭若”。這個名字真是取的太好了,單看就美美的,其中還大有文章。“泥洹”詞義上可說是泥水大盛之處,但是也是涅槃的一種音譯寫法;”蘭若”是梵文aranya音譯阿蘭若的簡稱,意思是寂靜處,一般指修行者修行的僻靜處所。所以“泥洹蘭若”既是玩泥的靜處,也是涅槃寂靜的意思。

老師初學北傳顯宗,後來親近密宗直貢噶舉,現在則專修南傳上座部,2009年還在緬甸短期出家了幾個月。這次創作作品很多都是佛塔造型。特別喜歡看那一座小塔在盛水盤子中的意境,感覺照不太出來,讓我想到西湖,還有尼泊爾加德滿都思瓦揚布湖中水晶自生塔的傳說。

朋友跟杜老師認識的,所以我們下到樓下的私人空間,坐在地爐前喝茶聊天打擾許久。手裏捧著老師做的厚重古樸的茶碗,暖暖的普洱茶,心裏滿滿的幸福。連吃帶喝,最後還讓老師送我一本《阿毗達摩講要》,希望不是每個人都像我這麽誇張,下次一定帶上幾磚普洱過去。看展覽的趁早,沒幾天了!

A friend brought me over to see some exhibition (as usual, I didn’t ask any details) and it turned out to be a really lovely afternoon in this pottery workshop in the northern coast of Taipei, where you see green fields beneath, banana flowers and glimpse of ocean.

The artist spent some time in Myanmar last year to temporarily assume ordained life under the Theravada tradition. His work in exhibition this time comprises of many mini stupas. My favorite setting is to station one stupa in waters inside a huge plate. Quite some visitors there with tea ceremony background, so I can see how these works be part of the tea ceremony, too.

The hospitable artist treated us with a lot of Pu’er tea cooked in the ground stove built by himself and Taiwanese snacks. While we sat there, lots of visitors came in and out, all very interesting people to talk to. One Buddhist nun there actually goes to Wutai Mountain to teach every year, so maybe I finally have someone to bring me to this Manjushri holy place this year. Another reward, more immediate, from the trip is the super nice Master Du gave me a book on Abhidharma – that’s a real treasure to grasp apart from the heavy tea cups which warm not only your hands but also your heart.
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