The Great Way PoemThe Great Way is not difficult
for those not attached to preferences.
When neither love nor hate arises,
all is clear and undisguised.
— Hsin-Hsin Ming
The Hsin-Hsin Ming, considered to be the first Zen poem, is a simple yet profound teaching on the Faith-Mind or Buddha nature in the true spirit of Zen. It has been attributed to Seng-t'san (Sosan, Jap.), the third Zen Patriarch, who lived in the 6th century. The first two verses of this treasured poem are finely engraved on the Great Way Cuff along with an enso, or Zen Circle. A 12-page booklet with the complete text of the Hsin-Hsin Ming accompanies each bracelet or cuff.
The Great Way Cuff is designed to those whose hands may be too large for the möbius bracelet. Cuff is 6 3/4" diameter, 3/8" w. Made in USA. Matte sterling silver. Exclusive to our catalog.
How to put on a cuff style bracelet:
Hold the cuff in your opposite hand with the opening facing out. Gently roll the bracelet over the wrist from the thumb side or inside of your wrist just above the wrist bone. Do not hook the cuff on the outside of the wrist and pull it over the top of the wrist. This may pull the cuff out of shape and in time, you could break the cuff due to metal fatigue. Cuffs may be adjusted just once and should not be bent each time you put it on.
How to adjust a cuff style bracelet:
Do not put the bracelet on your wrist and squeeze it. Squeezing the cuff puts all of the stress on the center of the bracelet and can weaken it. With the bracelet off of your wrist, encircle one hand firmly over one end of the bracelet and make your adjustment by gently bending this portion of the bracelet no more than 1/4 inch. Bend gently and adjust a little each time. Do the same on the other side. This only needs to be done one time.