Only now

//Only now

Only now

« …il est clair que le besoin de la durée nous dérobe la vie, et que seule en principe, l’impossibilté de la durée nous libère. »
Georges Bataille, Théorie de la religion (Gallimard, 1973)
(« …it is clear that a need for duration robs us of life, and that in principle only the impossibility of duration frees us. »)

Or, as Bodhidharma said: « Awareness isn’t hidden. But you can only find it right now. It’s only now. If you really want to find the Way, don’t hold on to anything. »

By | 2015-10-02T20:08:26+01:00 mai 13th, 2008|Textes|3 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.

3 Comments

  1. Tu es cela 14 mai 2008 at 18 h 27 min - Reply

    From the start, not a thing is:
    No Zen, no Buddha, no master, no self, no awareness,
    no holding, no letting go.

  2. Big Eyes 14 mai 2008 at 18 h 07 min - Reply

    "don’t hold on to anything."

    not even to Zen, to Budha, to Master, to this Self or Awareness

  3. little white cloud 13 mai 2008 at 23 h 55 min - Reply

    "How do you hold a wave upon the sand ?"

    film – sound of music

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