One-stroke Calligraphy

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Master Hsing Yun’s One-stroke Calligraphy

“Everyone is a Buddha!” said Venerable Master Hsing Yun. Putting aside the question of “who is actually a Buddha? “it can at least be said that Venerable Master Hsing Yun is a bodhisattva who never tires.Turing 87 years old this year, he has faced 40 years of diabetes that led to a serious eye condition, along with retinal detachment.With unclear visions in both eyes, he can barely see.

Despite having to write calligraphy with shaking hands, he still is able to let his heart guide his hands in completing the extremely rare “one-stroke calligraphy” “One-stroke Calligraphy” means that every piece of calligraphy written by Venerable Master is done in one stroke. No discontinuation is allowed from beginning to end, as discontinuation will make it difficult to continue to the next character because his vision does not allow him to distinguish the distance between each character.

星雲大師說:「人人都是佛!」我們不去議論「誰是佛」, 但星雲大師至少可以說是一位永不休息的「發心菩薩」!

今年八十多歲的他,由於四十多年的糖尿病, 導致視網膜剝離, 合併眼底黃斑部細胞鈣化, 雙眼視力模糊, 幾乎看不見; 平時寫字時, 雙手更是不廳使喚的顫抖, 但他居然可以用『心眼』寫出一手少人能及的『一筆字』。

所謂「一筆字」, 意思是說星雲大師所寫的書法, 每一張都是「一筆」到底, 不容間斷; 因為只要中途停頓, 就會看不清, 抓不準筆畫而難以下筆, 因此他不得不一氣呵成, 一揮而就。

在如此艱難的情況下, 大師仍然經常奮筆揮毫, 蘸墨疾書。

為了籌募南天大學的建校基金, 大師再度發揮驚人毅力執筆揮毫, 特別於澳洲南天寺舉辦一筆字書法展, 希望與大眾結緣。
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