The story of ‘Hold Onto Nothing & Fall Into the Midst of Everything’ T-shirt
This striking and unique t-shirt creates the face of Buddha entirely out of calligraphy using the phrase, ‘Hold on to Nothing and fall into the Midst of Everything’. The t-shirt is inspired from a poem written by Teijitsu, an 18th century abbess of Hakujuan, a Zen Buddhist nunnery in Japan, at the moment of her awakening.
“She saw that all phenomena arose, abided, and fell away. She saw that even knowing this arose, abided, and fell away. Then she knew there was nothing more than this, no ground, nothing to lean on, stronger than the cane she held. Nothing to lean upon at all, and no one leaning… and she opened the clenched fist in her mind and let go, and fell, into the midst of everything”.
In the stress of modern life, it is easy to forget that your mind set is everything. This T-shirt invites you to unclench the fist of your mind and let go, to release everything that you are holding tightly so that your mind and awareness can expand. This design reminds you to experience everything here and now, just as it is.
- 100% Organic Cotton (GOTS – Certified Organic Cotton)
- 180 gsm weight
- Hand screen printed using water based inks
- Oeko-Tex certified (free of toxic chemicals)
- Ranked in the top five U.K. shops in Ethical Consumer as a Best Buy from Jan 2017 to March 2023
- Vegan friendly & cruelty free
- Earthmonk hem tag
- Made in Portugal
This T-shirt should be washed inside out on a cool cycle. Organic cotton should never see the inside of your tumble dryer, air drying is best! Never iron directly onto the hand screen printed graphics – iron the garment inside out or use a clean cloth as a barrier.