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Liberté/Freedom

L’ÉCLAIR ME DURE…

Comment dire ma liberté, ma surprise, au terme de mille détours: il n’y a pas de fond, il n’y pas de plafond.
René Char

(THE LIGHTENING REMAINS WITH ME
How to express my freedom, my surprise, after a thousand detours: there is no bottom, there is no top.)

By | 2015-10-02T19:57:38+01:00 août 7th, 2007|Textes|5 Comments

About the Author:

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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.

5 Comments

  1. little lake 8 septembre 2007 at 10 h 12 min - Reply

    Meister Eckhart: (free translation)
    "Gods being is our becoming"

  2. little lake 8 septembre 2007 at 8 h 56 min - Reply

    Thank you

    When he would have written "my complete union -", I would probabely have had no problem. Although they are both projections of old processes/ of something we know on the context.
    Something to work with. Thank you very much.

    "What is this energy that is passed and why does it matter?
    Is this a different way of narrowing down the boundless night-sky? Not in words but in feelings and emotions?"
    Energy is not at all about feelings or emotions. And what I ment is not about feelings and emotions to. It is difficult to say something in words about it. Feels realy impossible to me.
    Energy is not "some thing" – not vast. It ?(this really is not a good word) is fluid. It? is not ours. And yet we are all in it allready. We experience it when we are completely open. We are (it?) .
    It is there always. When we don’t experience it we just closed ourselves. We bounded ourselves. So energy is not fluid but blocked. So we are bounded, but as wel in it.
    But all of this is just really perfect as it is. Because everything comes from something. In this way it does not matter at all.
    I ment : it is beautifull when a teacher is completely open; a canal to this fluidity. (But it doesn’t feel to me someone ( a teacher) is open and another one not. Someone is somethimes open and sometimes closed.) But all of it is perfect as it is; because it is just realy the way it is.

  3. tu es cela 3 septembre 2007 at 21 h 57 min - Reply

    This "me" is the form through which we each experience the diversity (form) of all other "me’s" AND the oneness (nonform) of all "me’s".

    The Buddha said, "I alone am," and, "How wonderfu! How wonderful! All beings have the wisdom and virtue of the Tathagatha," and "I and all sentinent beings are simultaneously enlightened."

    René Char just used different words.

    Confucius said:
    "A true teacher is one who knows (and makes known) the
    New, by revitalizing the Old."

    The sky cannot be narrowed; it’s only our experience of it that is reduced by our clinging to notions of big and small, past and future, you and me.

  4. Ting 3 septembre 2007 at 18 h 07 min - Reply

    “And as a teacher it is good to have a lot of words to; but at the same time I feel in teaching it is the energy we pass that matters.”

    What is this energy that is passed and why does it matter?
    Is this a different way of narrowing down the boundless night-sky? Not in words but in feelings and emotions?
    Freedom puzzles me.

  5. little lake 2 septembre 2007 at 20 h 10 min - Reply

    Remarqable that he speaks of "my freedom".
    how we continue to express ourselves in concepts that relate to ego: "My freedom" even in this context.
    Like words before everything else confirm clearly defined ego before they defined this message that is communicated.
    Why do we need to split up for this message in ‘us’ and ‘words’?
    becaus of confirmation of…???Again…
    Why can’t we just ‘be’ this message? Just be…
    I’ve heard indians say:
    ‘ Your spirit leaves you through your mouth’
    (in talking)
    cfr. I am an expert in words myself… I grasp like this whole the time.
    And as a teacher it is good to have a lot of words to; but at the same time I feel in teaching it is the energy we pass that matters.

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