Tiantong on Flickr.
TIantongsi is the Chinese temple where Dogen, founder of Soto Zen school in Japan, studied.
“To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things of the universe. To be enlightened by all things of the universe is to cast off the body and mind of the self as well as those of others. Even the traces of enlightenment are wiped out, and life with traceless enlightenment goes on forever and ever.”
I drink most of my green tea with this pot, unless I’m using a gaiwan.