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  1. wabi-sabinoun

    A Japanese aesthetic that derives from imperfection and transience

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  1. Wabi-sabi

    In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature. It is prevalent in many forms of Japanese art.Wabi-sabi is a composite of two interrelated aesthetic concepts, wabi (侘) and sabi (寂). According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, wabi may be translated as "subdued, austere beauty," while sabi means "rustic patina." Wabi-sabi is derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印, sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常, mujō), suffering (苦, ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空, kū), however, originally the concepts were seen as two distinct concepts.Characteristics of wabi-sabi aesthetics and principles include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and the appreciation of both natural objects and the forces of nature. It is often discussed in tandem with a similar aesthetic concept, mono no aware.

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  1. wabi-sabi

    Wabi-sabi is a Japanese aesthetic concept that embraces imperfection, transience, and the beauty of the natural, aging process. It emphasizes finding beauty in the imperfect, rustic, and fleeting aspects of life, showcasing authenticity and simplicity. Wabi-sabi encourages a deep appreciation for the inherent flaws and imperfections of objects, nature, and humans, suggesting that these qualities contribute to their intrinsic beauty and uniqueness.

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  1. Wabi-sabi

    Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, the other two being suffering and emptiness or absence of self-nature. Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

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  1. Wabi-Sabi

    IN essence, it means seeking to find beauty in imperfection, with the implication that since the world is nothing but imperfection this is the only natural way to live.

    I'm all about wabi-sabi these days- perfection is so overrated.

    Etymology: wabi stems from wabishii (lonely, wretched), while sabi touches both sabiru (to age and mature) and sabishii (lonely, inconsolable).


    Submitted by LivingDictionary on October 22, 2021  


  2. wabi-sabi

    Include a component of HONORING the stage of decay in the Great Cycle of Nature, as well as birth, flourishing, and death.

    cherry blossoms FALLING.


    Submitted by anonymous on July 24, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wabi-sabi in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wabi-sabi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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