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The Zen disciple sits for long hours silent and motionless, with his eyes closed. Presently he enters a state of impassivity, free from all ideas and all thoughts. He departs from the self and enters the realm of nothingness. This is not the nothingness or the emptiness of the West. It is rather the reverse, a universe of the spirit in which everything communicates freely with everything, ...
He was a close friend of the writer Yukio Mishima
. When Mishima committed suicide in 1972, his Japanese biographer Takeo Okuno stated he had nightmares about Mishima for two or three hundred nights in a row.
His main characters are distant isolated loners, who make observations about the world they experience around them.