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- I raise the mirror of my life
Up to my face: sixty years.
With a swing I smash the reflection -
The world as usual
All in its place.
- Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6; cited in: Sushila Blackman. Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die. 2005. p. 124
Quotes about Taigen Sofu
- In a key discussion of the black of the pupil of the eye, in which he cites Plato's Alcibiades, Al-Ghazzali, Meister Eckhart and the Zen priest Taigen Sofu, Viola argues for the pupil as the first and ideal mirror, one in which not only a reflection of the self may be found, but also the act of ‘seeing seeing’, and in the blackness of the pupil, the void upon which perception, in mystical systems of belief, is founded.
- J. Caughie, S. Frith, S. Kemp. Screen. Volume 36. 1995. p. 126
- TAIGEN Sofu (or Sufu) Sessai was a priest and a minister of IMAGAWA Yoshimoto. He was born as a son of IHARA Masamori, senior vassal of the Imagawas and is thought to be related to YAMAMOTO Kansuke, strategist of TAKEDA Harunobu (Shingen). He is one of the ministers in clerical robe in Japanese history.
- TAIGEN Sofu Sessai at bakerhouse221b.blog.fc2.com. Accessed 2018-06-22.
- Artist to Artist: Peter Campus—Image and Self, Art in America, 2010.