The all-pervading triptych

//The all-pervading triptych

The all-pervading triptych

Three fundamentals of meditation, which correspond to Joyce’s three points concerning appreciation of a work of art (see « Beholding » entry below) and also three points of a triangle, and an egg, for that matter:

– Do not centralize your attention inward, do not cling to or identify with thoughts, sensations, perceptions.
– Do not seek to become above, beyond, outside, elsewhere.
– Do not move from the ever-moving here and now, simply « identify » with the ever-changing present moment.

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A triangle has two opposing bases, for example inside and outside, and a transcendent or integrated apex, insideoutside.

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An egg has an opposing yolk and white, and an all-encompassing shell. In Ulysses, Bloom would be the yolk, Stephen the white and Molly the shell.

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Having tried materialism and asceticism, upon awakening the Buddha realized the middle way.

By | 2015-10-02T19:53:47+01:00 mai 8th, 2007|Textes|2 Comments

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

2 Comments

  1. little lake 24 juin 2007 at 10 h 53 min - Reply

    I think we cannot ‘create/control’ Full Presence.
    But we can exercise awareness/mindfulness (meditation) and surrender (koan) so the door is open for Presence/ Be-ing.

  2. Southerner 12 mai 2007 at 15 h 17 min - Reply

    "Do not centralize your attention inward, do not cling to or identify with thoughts, sensations, perceptions."…is this NO-CONTROL?…

    "Do not seek to become above, beyond, outside, elsewhere.Do not move from the ever-moving here and now, simply "identify" with the ever-changing present moment."…is this SURRENDER?…

    Does this SURRENDER require some atitude beyond itself? Does it bloom out of cultivating some kind of NOT-KNOWINGNESS?

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