On revealing the nature of I

//On revealing the nature of I

On revealing the nature of I

What is in question apart from me tonight?
Not a thing: Emptiness is what is not.
If I am not, then I, too, am not in question.
All that is is in question.
When I question I: the nature of I is revealed.
And to the question that cannot be answered, I reply, « Tu es cela. » (You are that.)

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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. Jose Ocidental 10 juillet 2008 at 10 h 55 min - Reply

    Once I knew enlightenment.
    Again, I’ve noticied I had experienced enlightenment
    And later, again and again, for a couple of times.
    But always It happenned, It stopped to happen, as I noticed It happening
    Then the question arrives:
    What is It and who is I?
    The dance between Love and Death?
    Oh, ItI! Come and show me the sta(i)rs!

  2. Ting 29 juin 2008 at 22 h 33 min - Reply

    Religious stories originally are means of liberation.
    They free us from fear and encourage us to be compassionate and kind.

    But feebleminded take the stories and turn them into truths.
    The truths are worshipped instead of the liberation and they become means of suppression and fear.

    That’s why the true religion has no stories.
    The true religion is the life of enlightened people.

    It says: Enlightened life is possible.
    No reasons. No promises.

    Ultimately the stories of enlightened people are just stories too.
    And the liberation is right in front of us.
    Pick it up. Lay it down.

    Tu es cela. You are that.
    No story. Just liberation.

  3. Juan 24 juin 2008 at 23 h 41 min - Reply

    Beautiful!

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