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2019.11.03 00:36

🌿 Please take the time to read this quote. It might bring you

a sense of joy:

"I remembered once, in Japan, having been to see the Gold Pavilion Temple in Kyoto and being mildly surprised at quite how well it had weathered the passage of time since it was first built in the fourteenth century. I was told it hadn’t weathered well at all, and had in fact been burnt to the ground twice in this century. “So it isn’t the original building?” I had asked my Japanese guide.
“But yes, of course it is,” he insisted, rather surprised at my question.
“But it’s burnt down?”
“Yes.”
“Twice.”
“Many times.”
“And rebuilt.”
“Of course. It is an important and historic building.”
“With completely new materials.”
“But of course. It was burnt down.”
“So how can it be the same building?”
“It is always the same building.”

I had to admit to myself that this was in fact a perfectly rational point of view, it merely started from an unexpected premise. The idea of the building, the intention of it, its design, are all immutable and are the essence of the building. The intention of the original builders is what survives. The wood of which the design is constructed decays and is replaced when necessary. To be overly concerned with the original materials, which are merely sentimental souvenirs of the past, is to fail to see the living building itself." --- Douglas Adams
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  • masa 2019.11.03 00:40

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    Quite nice!
  • veronica 2019.11.03 00:46

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    @masa I thought so too! It's a friendly reminder that even though something may be gone. -- The original intention and beauty can always be rebuilt. There's so much more to a structure than just it's bare bones. 😊
  • Jack 2019.11.03 00:48

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    关注本质而非外表
  • koo 2019.11.03 00:50

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    I think they have lost something historical.it is given us sentimental feelings how they’ve been seen history of Japanese. It’s so big damage if it burnt . Now history lost again in Okinawa Syuri castle😔 I am happy if you understand my poor expression in English.
  • masa 2019.11.03 00:56

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    Yeah we tend to care only superficially. But what counts is the idea or concepts behind its appearance.
  • veronica 2019.11.03 01:09

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    @Jack 👌👌👌
  • Kevin Lee 2019.11.03 01:34

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    So it's about its essence and soul
  • Алексей Léo Ali 2019.11.03 02:35

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    非常有趣的想法,活在表面上,不想历史。大多数人都这样Des idées très intéressantes, vivre à la surface, ne veulent pas d'histoire. La plupart des gens sont comme ça
  • alexander 2019.11.03 03:27

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    it is meaningful that a house must be resided,we must inherit thought of architect rather than material of building.
  • George 2019.11.03 05:12

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    Interesting aspects👍

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