The most beautiful dream II.

Jakab Zoltán Csaba, 24 February, 2018 | Garden ideas

Prologue

Gardens are expressions of our relationship to the natural world. Most garden design throughout the world has been devoted to the creation of the idyllic – paradise on earth or an utopian vision of man’s relationship with nature. In an imperfect world, these gardens represent an idealised environment, the world as it should be, all the right balances and dynamics firmly in place, nourishing the mind.


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Gardens are expressions of our relationship to the natural world.

Most garden design throughout the world has been devoted to the creation of the idyllic – paradise on earth or an utopian vision of man’s relationship with nature. In an imperfect world, these gardens represent an idealised environment, the world as it should be, all the right balances and dynamics firmly in place, nourishing the mind.

All over the world people are attracted to Japanese gardens, usually because they provide a tranquil environment designated to give the impression of a natural landscape at its most serene. A garden in the Japanese style possesses a unique aura of calm, and is intent to offer peace and quiet contemplation with restraint, order, harmony and decorum as the guiding design principles. It is an expression of love for living things, acceptance of the transience of Nature reflected in the changing seasons, and an inspired vision of the eternal.

Our clear distinction between animate and inanimate was not shared by the ancient Japanese, whose understanding was that all natural phenomena were infused by the psychophysical energy known as ki. Balancing the polarized energy of in and yo (yin and yang in Chinese) within the body, controlling the flows of ki in order to promote harmony between the body and the circulation of cosmic energies beyond it, was and is an idea accepted in both principal and practice by the Japanese.

 

 

 

 

 

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