Zero = Abundance is your online resource to re-define “happiness” by exploring the potential of “less is more,” leveraging Japanese Zen aesthetics. We offer a variety of ideas and stories on the minimalist lifestyle, design/architecture, business and social change that will help design your own happiness without relying on “more stuff.”
In order to find the beauty of “less,” we look to Japanese aesthetics such as “wabi-sabi,” which were heavily influenced by Zen philosophy. Zen is a school of the “Great Vehicle” Buddhism, which embraces the notion of “空 (kuu)” as its core tenets. The Chinese character “空” means “empty”, “void” or “sky,” and “kuu” means that everything on Earth is temporary and subject to change. We often use the example of a half-filled glass to change our perspective: instead of lamenting that half of the water is gone, we can always think that there is still half left. But on this website, we would like to remind you that a glass completely empty is the most powerful image because it is full of potential.
Most of our contents are directly from and about Japan covering both traditional and modern/contemporary design, architecture, arts, life style and philosophy.
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