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サウナと禅 | Sauna and Zen

最近、友達に勧められて見た『サ道』。

I watched a tv drama show called "Sa-dou (Art of Sauna)" which my friend recommended to me.

www.tv-tokyo.co.jp

ドラマのなかではサウナに入ることで「整う」という。「整う」とは何か?ニルバーナ(涅槃)、悟りの境地だな、とドラマ上の「整ったとき」の演出を見て思った。

They use a term "Totonou (aligned)" in the drama and they Totonou after taking a sauna. What is this "Toronou (aligned)"? I thought it meant nirvana, Satori when I saw their visual effects on the Totonotta (aligned) moments.

そしてさらに、サウナマスターらしき人物の「サウナを信じるな」。禅マスターやん。

And there was this Sauna master sort of character's quote: Don't believe in Sauna. Zen master, isn't he?

というわけで昨日早速、近所のスパでサウナに入ってみた。普段入らない人だけど。

So yesterday, I went to a local spa and took a sauna there. I usually don't take one.

ドラマのなかで言っていた工程

  • サウナ
  • 水風呂
  • 外気浴

を三セット。

Processes introduced in the drama:

  • Sauna
  • Cold water bathing
  • Outdoor breathing

Repeat three times.

自分の場合、サウナ暑過ぎる、水風呂心臓止まるかと思うぐらい冷た過ぎる、という感じだったが、1セット目ぐらいで何となく感覚がわかった。「整う」つまりはマインドの停止と体の寛ぎ。

In my case, sauna was rediculously hot and the cold water bathing was too cold, I thought my heart was going to stop, but I could kind of get what the "Totonou (aligned)" meant during the first session. "Totonou (aligned)" is stop of the mind and relaxation of the body.

ある種、体が極限状態に置かれ、マインドが絶句していく。これはスポーツやボディワーク、その他色々な入口があるけど、サウナに関しては割と努力なく体験できる。

In a way, by placing your body in ultimate environments, the mind stops talking. There are many entrances for this, such as sports, bodyworks, etc. but sauna can be one of them that can invite you to experience without so much efforts.

しかし、作中でもきちんと述べられている「サウナを信じるな」。これがこのドラマをただのサウナ崇拝ドラマではなく、奥の深い「道」に持ち上げている。

But in the drama, they state "don't believe in sauna" quite clearly. This makes this drama not only a sauna worshiping one but an elevated artistic one.

悟りで言えば、マスターが「瞑想を信じるな」と言うのと同じ。

It is same as masters saying "don't believe in meditation" in Satori field.

足つぼで言えば、「足つぼを信じるな」と言うのと同じ(笑)。

It is same as saying "don't believe in reflexology" in reflexology field LOL.