Friday, February 28, 2014

1.3 Materials: grinding your ink

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If you plan to grind your own ink rather than just pour it from a bottle, you will need a shallow dish of special unglazed pottery or an inkwell made ​​of rough stone. Hold the ink stick upright, add a little water, and move it in a circular path.  You will feel the rough surface friction drag at it while a thin black sludge forms.  Add more water now and then. Be patient, and enjoy the relaxing, rhythmic, meditative motion.  

Grind enough ink for each day's practice.  

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