Nothing to lose

//Nothing to lose

Nothing to lose

Beware of falling markets!
Beware of rising markets!
Better to have nothing at all than to have something good.

By | 2015-10-02T20:18:35+01:00 septembre 22nd, 2008|Textes|6 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.

6 Comments

  1. Hugo 24 septembre 2008 at 13 h 46 min - Reply

    Today, during the morning, I have remembered several times these words:

    To have nothing at all means there is nowhere to hide.
    To have nothing at all means the kingdom of heaven is nowhere but here.
    When we have nothing at all, we are rich beyond compare.

    Every Wednesday, we have on our house a women that comes for cleaning and cooking. Every Wednesday, she takes home some sugar and cofee without asking us. I noticed that. I dont do anything. I remembered one story of a master that was robbed during the night. When he got up, during the night, he saw the beautiful moon from his window. No one could take that from him.

    Well, I think the story was like that. My story also.

  2. Hugo 23 septembre 2008 at 23 h 00 min - Reply

    Everyday I want more and more. Hapiness, work, enlightment, health, pleasure, information, sucess. A never ending seeking. A never ending hiding. A never ending escaping. But then sometimes I stop and see that I realy dont need anything. There is not anything that could fulfil me. Not even Zen, not even my Sensei, not or her Roshi, not Buda, not my koan, not my girlfriend, not my job or the lack of job, not my parents. So what? Nothing at all.

  3. little lake 23 septembre 2008 at 22 h 48 min - Reply

    exactly.

  4. Tu es cela 23 septembre 2008 at 17 h 19 min - Reply

    To have nothing at all means there is nowhere to hide.
    To have nothing at all means the kingdom of heaven is nowhere but here.
    When we have nothing at all, we are rich beyond compare.

  5. little lake 23 septembre 2008 at 11 h 39 min - Reply

    Nothing to lose

    "it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
    than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven"
    out of the bible

    we can hide behind a lot of money
    we can hide behind poverty
    human mind is tricky – can hide behind everything

  6. little lake 23 septembre 2008 at 0 h 09 min - Reply

    who’s embracing the pain that teaches us?
    who will invite the suffering that blows up the beautifull bubble of our life?
    who opens the door for his deepest fears, and welkoms them as the most honoured guest? – bringing us liberation as a well hidden present – ?
    who is capable to step in to this space of groundles-ness?

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