The sound of within

//The sound of within

The sound of within

What is the shape of afternoon, in the garden, in spring?
Birdsong is the constant outline, coming from nowhere and everywhere, the sound of within.
The swallow’s rhythmic coo is the call of the inside of the world — the inside that has no outside.
Mind is shapely.

The master asks, « How do you stop a distant temple bell? »

By | 2015-10-02T20:08:50+01:00 mai 11th, 2008|Textes|7 Comments

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 15 mai 2008 at 14 h 55 min - Reply

    who is asking?

  2. Big Eyes 14 mai 2008 at 18 h 05 min - Reply

    how do you stop the suffering in the world? how do ou open the door for the old lady in china?

  3. Ting 13 mai 2008 at 19 h 28 min - Reply

    Darn distant temple bells!
    They just won’t take orders.

  4. tu es cela 13 mai 2008 at 16 h 43 min - Reply

    4 o’clock.
    And the beat goes on…

  5. Big Eyes 13 mai 2008 at 9 h 59 min - Reply

    Dling Dlong Dling Dlong Dling Dlong Dling Dlong

  6. little white cloud 12 mai 2008 at 19 h 17 min - Reply

    clearer: by completely awareness of its jingle.

  7. little white cloud 12 mai 2008 at 19 h 12 min - Reply

    Background-noises are indeed like ‘symbols of life breaking through’ storylevel.
    We often just hear them – aware – not doing – with the lightness of the middle way.

    The master asks, "How do you stop a distant temple bell?"
    By allowing it to jingle?

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