La vulnérabilité des choses précieuses/Vulnerability of precious things

//La vulnérabilité des choses précieuses/Vulnerability of precious things

La vulnérabilité des choses précieuses/Vulnerability of precious things

« La vulnérabilité des choses précieuses est belle parce que la vulnérabilité est une marque d’existence. »
Simone Weil, La pesanteur et la grâce (Plon, 1947)
« The vulnerability of precious things is beautiful because vulnerability is a sign of existence. »
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace (Routlegde Classics, 2002)

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About the Author:

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.


  1. Tu es cela 7 avril 2008 at 12 h 08 min - Reply

    What if you let it all go?

    The Emperor Bu or Ryo asked Bodhidharma, "What is the first principle of the holy teaching?"
    Bodhidharma said, "Vast emptiness, nothing holy."

    (Blue Cliff Record, Case 1)

  2. Open Eyes 6 avril 2008 at 22 h 41 min - Reply

    there is also the beautiful death and uglyness of the world

  3. Juan 6 avril 2008 at 0 h 16 min - Reply

    I see beauty, I see existence, I see vulnerability because I care, because I am attached to what I consider precious. I’m concerned, warmly hearted. I am overlooking the whole…

  4. Ana Cristina 3 avril 2008 at 18 h 10 min - Reply

    Crying just crying!!

  5. mongolian steppe 3 avril 2008 at 1 h 08 min - Reply

    vulnerability – open-ness – nakedness
    = a kind of courrage /trust we do no posses ourself
    we did allready surrender?

  6. Ting 2 avril 2008 at 22 h 12 min - Reply

    “Rigidity and power occupy the inferior position;
    Suppleness, softness, weakness and delicateness
    occupy the superior position.”

    Lao Tse

    Can we be confidently weak, soft and delicate?

  7. Hugo 2 avril 2008 at 20 h 01 min - Reply

    I am living.
    I am dying.

    I am…

    I don’t know

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