As a part of Chinese culture, the spirit of Zen tea is the spirit of Chinese traditional culture in the implementation and sublimation of life. Chinese traditional culture, the spirit of the Confucian culture is embodied in a "Zheng" character, the Taoist culture is embodied in a "Qing", and the Buddha is embodied in a "and" word. That is to say, Confucianism is the main force, Taoist spirit is the main force, and the Buddha is the master and kindly spirit. So, what is the spirit of Chinese tea culture? I think, a "elegance" can be reflected. Ancient and modern tea drinkers are always talking about tea as a refined language. The four words and four kinds of Qi of Zheng, Qing, and ya can roughly summarize the main spirit of Chinese traditional culture. As a combination of Zen and tea, the "Zen tea culture" has both the Confucian positive spirit, the Taoist spirit, the Buddhist harmony, and the tea culture itself. The integration of "Zheng", "Qing", "harmony" and "elegance" fully embodies the fundamental spirit of Zen tea culture.
The spirit of Zen lies in understanding, and the spirit of tea lies in elegance. The opposite of enlightenment is obsessed, and the opposite of elegance is vulgarity. From obscuring to understanding is a long-term process, from vulgar to elegant is also a process of lasting self-cultivation. As a special form of spiritual cultivation, the purpose of the Zen tea culture is to realize the transformation from obsessed to enlightenment, from vulgar to elegance by strengthening the present picture. One thought is lost, Zen is Zen, tea is tea, Qing is clear, turbid is turbid, elegance is elegant, vulgar is vulgar. In the first awakening, tea is Zen, Zen is tea, clear and turbid, turbid and clear, refined and vulgar, vulgar and elegant.
The spirit of Zen tea culture is "Zheng, Qing, harmony and elegance". This spirit determines that Zen tea culture has a social educational function different from philosophy and ethics. The culture of Zen tea can not be separated from the humanistic care. It can not be separated from the daily use of life. It can not be separated from the reflection and understanding of the Zen. It can not be separated from the fine, clean, polyester, and cultivation of tea. From this point of view, it is the most appropriate to locate the eight characters of the culture of Zen tea on "gratitude, tolerance, sharing, and association". It is the practical significance of the universal implementation and operation in the daily use of life.
Thanks to this cup of tea with gratitude, this cup of tea is not only a bowl of tea soup, but full of humanistic spirit, full of the spirit of harmony, mutual achievement, mutual help and androgyny.